Premises Liability

premise liability cases

Fortune 500 retailers trust their Louisiana litigation defense to Porteous, Hainkel, and Johnson. From the merchant that becomes a defendant in a slip and fall claim, to the restaurant that faces a food borne illness claim, our attorneys have the experience and expertise to defend clients with a wide range of legal needs.

Our attorneys regularly defend landowners and operators of businesses who have been sued as a result of a person’s injury while on the landowner’s land or the business’s premises. We also represent landlords and tenants in declaratory judgment actions and actions for indemnification where there is a dispute as to whether the landlord or the tenant is responsible for a person’s injuries. Such a dispute may arise where the injury occurs in a common area or where the lease agreement specifically assigns repair and maintenance duties to a party.

Our team has successfully represented clients injured from falls, assault, falling objects and animal attacks.  We are experienced in dealing with all types of premises liability injuries occurring on public, private and commercial property. Premises liability cases are often based on injuries occurring in residential and commercial buildings, hotels and casinos, airports, healthcare facilities, parking facilities, amusement parks, and more.

We have extensive experience throughout the State of Louisiana defending cases involving:

  • Parking lots
  • Slip/Trip and fall accidents
  • Hazards in stores and other areas
  • Premises defects
  • Maintenance issues
  • Americans With Disabilities
  • Act compliance
  • Property damage
  • Foreign substances in food
  • Falling merchandise

The firm handles a wide variety of premises liability claims. The litigation ranges from wrongful death and catastrophic injuries to slip and fall claims. We aggressively and efficiently defend cases involving public and private entities in state and federal courts, as well as land and building owners, developers, general contractors and employers in this area.

ready to speak to a professional?

New Orleans

704 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Tel: 504-581-3838

Baton Rouge

301 St. Charles Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Tel: 225-383-8900


211 West Fifth Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Tel: 985-446-8451


408 N. Columbia Street
Covington, LA 70433
Tel: 985-893-4790