Slip & Fall Lawyer
Slip & Fall Lawyer in Mississippi
Slip & Fall Lawyer in Mississippi: Every day we travel onto property owned by others. We as a society depend on the owner of the property (whether it be a business or an individual owner) to keep the property in good repair and to keep pits, spills, and other issues on the property in good repair. If you have been injured on another person’s property because they have not kept it in good repair, you weren’t warned of a dangerous condition, or they haven’t cleaned up a spill after a reasonable amount of time, you may have a claim for injuries and need to speak with a slip and fall attorney.
Types of dangerous hazards that often lead to injuries when not repaired include: puddles of water, grease, oil or any other liquid that is allowed to remain in an area. These issues often arise from a lack of attention or proper policies to continue checking the premises for problems like deteriorated areas or slippery conditions.
Injuries that occur due to a failure of the premise owner to repair or maintain their property or properly secure their property that results in injuries is often referred to as Premises Liability. These injuries include hold ups, muggings, slip and fall, or trip and fall cases. The owner of the property may be required to pay whatever damages were sustained by the injured person if it is shown that the owner or business knew or should have known about the dangerous condition.
Our attorneys will be glad to speak with you about your premises liability claim in a free consultation. Claims for personal injury often include the amount of medical expenses, as well as possible pain and suffering damages. Call us today to discuss your claim.
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What is a slip & fall injury?
Many injuries happen in Mississippi at businesses, and in parking lots as a result of employees ignoring slip and fall conditions on the pavement. When these injuries occur the injured individual might have a right to make a claim for their damages against the property owner.
Duties that landowners owe to those who come on to their land differ in each state. In Mississippi the duty depends on the reason that person is on the land or what permission they have to be there. Each person can be categorized as a trespasser, licensee or an invitee. The landowner owes less of a duty to protect the trespasser then the other types of entrants. The landowner’s duty of care is highest for business invitees.
Slip & Fall on Premises
Slip and fall or trip and fall refer to those cases where a person is injured after slipping, stumbling or tripping with a subsequent fall on the premises of another. These slips, and trips are often caused by a dangerous condition somewhere around where the person fell. These falls can happen anywhere but often happen in shopping aisles or outside of businesses. Poor lighting, damaged flooring or some sort of puddle are often the cause of these falls.
Slip and Fall and Trip and Fall cases in Mississippi are basically negligence cases. There will be a showing by the plaintiff that a danger exists to people entering onto the property, that the owner of the property knew or should have known about the danger and corrected the issue but did not. It makes no sense why a puddle or damaged flooring can be allowed to remain in a store when workers were present and could have warned the patrons about the issue, or cleaned it up themselves.
If you are injured as a result of a trip and fall or slip and fall in Mississippi it is important to gather information as quickly as possible as dangerous condition will be repaired after someone has been injured. Photographs and names and numbers of others who witnessed the fall or those that work at the store may be helpful in showing how long the condition had been there and not been fixed. Normally companies will make a report about the incident after an injury on their premises.
Slip & Fall Injuries on stairs in Mississippi.
It is incredible to me that some apartment complexes in humid or wet areas don’t put grit into the paint on their stairwells or wood treatment. Painted stairways that accumulate dew in the early morning hours or are in a wooded area can be dangerous to anyone that uses them. Simple Anti-skid grit can make these stairwells out outdoor common areas much safer for everyone that uses them slip and fall.
Property owners owe a duty to those on their property as invitees to make sure they are safe from slip and fall or trip and fall dangers on their property. Under this standard, a property owner not only has a duty to repair and correct known dangers, he also has a duty to reasonably inspect for, discover, and correct unknown hazards in those areas of the premises to which an invitee might have access.
If you believe you have been injured due to something dangerous on someone else’s property you may need to contact an attorney to protect your rights.