Absolute Liability For Pile Driving and Blasting

Louisiana Civil Code Article 667, holds a proprietor responsible for damages he causes by an ultrahazardous activities like pile driving and blasting with explosives. A person who suffers personal injury or property damage as a result of pile driving and blasting with explosives does not need to prove the proprietor knew or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known that his work would cause damage. Rather, the successful plaintiff must only prove that the proprietor engaged in pile driving or blasting with explosives and that activity caused damage.

Other hazardous activities like crop dusting, dredging, storage of hazardous materials, demolition of buildings, and keeping of wild animals requires that the plaintiff prove the defendant was negligent in the activity engaged in.

If you need help or have any question about your absolute liability case, call me at 866-558-9151 or submit your inquiry online. Please be advised that you may be facing important legal deadlines so don’t delay.

Additional Resources:

Art. 667. Limitations on use of property

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