Atlanta, GA asked in Small Claims, Landlord - Tenant and Consumer Law for Louisiana

Q: My belongings were stolen from a storage I was renting, what type of legal action can I take ?

The storage was responsible for my belongings, I've lost everything I own for me and my three kids. I'm mentally out of it right now. I just lost my mom and brother which is hard enough, now this. I need help as to how to proceed with a law suit.

1 Lawyer Answer
Christie Tournet
Christie Tournet
  • Mandeville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: First, I am very sorry to hear of your circumstances. My condolences to your family during such a difficult time. As to the storage facility, the lease you signed will govern your available remedies. Most, contain waivers and require you to sign a waiver releasing the facility from liability. But, certain circumstances may be able to overcome that, if they broke one of their obligations, i.e. did a gate malfunction? lack of security when promised? Also, sometimes homeowner's and renter's policies cover a percentage of the policy's limit; so, check that also. You - or counsel should review the lease, start with a demand before pursing litigation, and see if any policy might cover the loss. Best of luck.

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