An elevator malfunction at the Chateau Bourbon Wyndham in New Orleans injured a Mississippi woman. When returning to her car in the hotel parking garage, the elevator stopped between the 3rd and 4th floors, trapping Jackson inside. In addition to enduring extreme heat while trapped inside, Ms. Jackson suffered fear, anxiety, and severe emotional distress. She also fell trying to get out of the elevator, causing further injury. Ms. Jackson is now seeking relief in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.
Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure their premises are reasonably safe for guests and visitors. Premises liability is an area of the law that holds landowners responsible for the injuries of third parties under certain circumstances. In addition to elevator malfunctions, premises liability can arise on both commercial and residential properties and can include slip and fall injuries, parking lot injuries, and foreseeable criminal acts of third parties.
Broussard, David & Moroux has experience representing people injured on both commercial and residential properties. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured on another person’s commercial or residential property, you may have legal rights.
For questions, call Broussard, David & Moroux at (888) 337-2323 (toll free) or (337) 233-2323 (local).