After a slip and fall injury you may be wondering why you need a premises liability lawyer. While not everyone who is injured calls a premises liability lawyer its important to understand a few things regarding these types of injuries and your rights.
What is Premises Liability?
When you slip or trip and fall it can be very painful and lead to both physical pain and financial pain, but when that happens on someone else’s property it involves a lot more. When on someone else’s property such as a store, restaurant, or home you can expect that the property will be safe from holes in the floor, falling objects, or any other thing that may cause you harm. Getting hurt on someone else’s property is not enough by itself to make a claim. An experienced lawyer will develop the case to prove fault by showing how the conduct of the premises owner was not responsible.
Duty of Care
Duty of care in Mississippi means that people have a responsibility to take reasonable care of their property in case a visitor is on their property. So, if a store owner has an ice maker that constantly leaks on the floor where customers shop and they slip and fall, they are negligent if they do nothing to fix or warn customers of this issue.
Types of Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall
- Defective Staircases
- Railing Failure
- Floor Collapse
- Uneven Surfaces
- Dog Bites
- Pool Injuries
- Exposure to Toxic Chemicals or Fumes
- Failure to Maintain Property
While these are just a few of the types of premises liabilities there are many others. If you believe you were injured due to someone else’s negligence it is important to collect the right information following an injury on someone else’s property such as photos of what caused the injury, an incident report, and information of any witnesses to the accident. After this be sure to seek medical attention ASAP and contact an experienced premises liability lawyer. It is important to do this in a timely manner as they have time limitations to how long you have to file a premises liability claim.
At Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. our team of personal injury attorneys have over 130 years of combined experience handling all types of injury cases. Our dedicated team is available 24/7 to assist you when you need it most. Contact us for a FREE consultation and allow us to get you maximum compensation at 601-948-8005.