If you suffered injuries after a fall in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, you might have a case against the property owner or the business operator on the property. You may be able to get help from a Bay St. Louis slip and fall lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm. An attorney can help you to gather evidence and pursue compensation on your behalf.
Call the Morris Bart law firm’s Gulfport office today at (228) 357-9621. A member of our slip and fall accident team will discuss your case with you and assess your options for taking action to hold the landowner or another party responsible.
How Mississippi’s Premises Liability Laws Affect You
When a property owner invites guests, customers, potential customers, or others legally on their property, that landowner has a responsibility to keep those visitors safe. Under the Mississippi Civil Code, victims hurt in slip and fall or trip and fall accidents have a right to hold the property owner, occupier of the property, or another party tasked with the upkeep of the property liable.
This responsibility includes situations when an unreasonable hazard causes a fall, and the occupants knew or should have known about it. Landowners must take quick action as soon as they discover a hazard that might cause a slip, trip, or another type of accident.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Accident lawyer serving Bay St. Louis, call 800-537-8185
How Morris Bart, LTD Can Help After a Bay St. Louis Slip and Fall
A Bay St. Louis slip and fall lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents the interests of fall injury victims in Hancock County, Mississippi. We provide legal counsel, as well as the resources necessary to develop a case and pursue compensation. Our clients benefit from having our team on their side.
Our team understands how premises liability laws work in Mississippi and how we can help clients seek and often secure a financial recovery. We investigate their accidents, document their losses, and value each case fairly. This service includes calculating their financial expenses and losses as well as their non-economic damages.
We will seek compensation by filing a claim with the property owner’s insurance provider in most cases. These claims often settle without filing a lawsuit and going to trial. We negotiate with the insurer and reach a fair and just settlement for our client.
To learn more about this process, contact the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 357-9621. We can answer your questions about our services as well. Our team has 15 offices and serves all areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
We Can Seek Damages in Your Slip and Fall Case
The damages included in a financial recovery depend on the victim’s injuries, related expenses, and other losses. The recoverable expenses generally center on current and future medical care costs, including rehabilitation expenses. There may be additional recoverable expenses, too. For example, imagine a fall victim broke their eyeglasses in a fall and needed to replace them—this may be a covered expense.
Related losses often focus primarily on lost income. These losses include wages, benefits, tips, commissions, and other income missed because of the victim’s injuries and treatment. In some cases, losses can include diminished earning ability, which occurs when permanent injuries prevent victims from going back to a well-paying job.
The most difficult type of recoverable damages to calculate are intangible losses. These are known as non-economic damages, and they include pain and suffering and emotional distress. Our team understands the accepted ways to value these damages and recover compensation for them.
You Have a Limited Time Period in Which to Start Your Case
While there is a three-year deadline on filing almost any type of negligence lawsuit under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49, we do not need to wait until the time is almost out to get started. We prefer to go to work quickly after your fall so that we have access to the best and strongest evidence.
Some types of evidence are difficult or impossible to find when too much time passes. Landowners or others may have unwittingly or purposefully recorded over surveillance video of the fall, eyewitnesses may not remember the incident as clearly, and physical evidence disappears. Contact us as soon as you are able if you would like more information about your case.
Talk to Our Team About Your Bay St. Louis Fall Injury Today
At the Morris Bart law firm, we provide consultations at no cost to accident victims in Mississippi. We may be able to help you recover financial compensation. You can reach our Gulfport office at (228) 357-9621. We will review your fall, injuries, and legal options with you during your free initial consultation.
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