If you suffer slip and fall accident injuries while visiting a restaurant, store, private home, or other location in Gulfport, the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help. We can often pursue compensation for those who suffer injuries in a fall and sustain financial losses.
Don’t accept financial responsibility after an accident. We offer free case reviews for fall victims. You can speak with one of our slip and fall accident attorneys in Gulfport about your options for filing an insurance claim or lawsuit to secure compensation.
Securing Compensation Based on Your Gulfport Fall Injuries and Related Losses
The expenses and losses related to your fall injuries may be recoverable. If there is evidence to show the landowner or occupier could have prevented your injuries but did not, we may be able to help you prove they are legally responsible.
Common examples of compensation our slip and fall accident attorneys in Gulfport pursue for our clients include:
- Pain and suffering and other intangible damages
- Medical treatment costs to date
- Future care and treatment related to their fall
- Wage and other income losses
- Diminished ability to work and earn
- Miscellaneous expenses, usually already paid out of pocket
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call (228) 357-9621
What if My Loved One Died from Their Gulfport Fall Injuries?
If your family member died from fall injuries, Mississippi laws allow you to take legal action to seek additional damages. Under the state’s wrongful death law, Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13, you may be able to pursue compensation for:
- Expenses, including funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income, services, and other damages
- Your intangible losses related to your loss
- Intangible damages for immediate family members, such as your children
The family members who can recover compensation through a wrongful death claim include:
- The spouse
- Minor children
- Adult children
Our Mississippi slip and fall accident attorneys represent clients in wrongful death claims. Let our team assess your case for free today.
Who Is Liable for My Injuries Following a Gulfport Slip and Fall?
The property owner or occupier is the most likely liable party in a Gulfport slip and fall. Your insurance claim will most likely be against the party responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the building, such as the owner or lessee.
Those who own and occupy property in Mississippi must not present an unreasonable risk of injury to visitors including:
- Mail carriers and other package deliverers
- Others who visit the property
Common Slip and Fall Causes
If someone comes onto the property and falls because of a hazard, the landowner may be legally responsible for their injuries and related expenses. This responsibility applies to falls that occur because of:
- Spills or leaks
- Tracked water
- Trip hazards
- Holes or other uneven ground
- Broken railings
- Missing banisters
- Low lighting
- Uneven stairs
The slip and fall accident lawyers in Gulfport from the Morris Bart law office identify the liable parties for our clients. We then build a case against the defendant and seek compensation based on the client’s damages.
When do I Need to File a Lawsuit Against the Property Owner in My Case?
Mississippi’s civil codes include a statute of limitations for premises liability cases under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49. This statute states that victims of personal injuries have three years to begin a lawsuit against the property owner or another liable party.
Some circumstances could reduce or extend this timeline. When we review your case, we can ensure you understand the deadlines that will apply so that you do not lose the opportunity to begin a civil suit in your case, if that becomes necessary.
How We Help Injured Victims
Other steps we take for our client’s rights include:
- Managing all communication about the case
- Ensuring we take the steps needed to gather evidence in their case
- Meeting the appropriate timeline for their lawsuit
- Representing them to the insurer, judge, and jury
Our team can tell you when we must file your case, so call as soon as possible.
Morris Bart, LTD Represents those Injured in Gulfport Slip and Fall Accidents
At the Morris Bart law firm’s Gulfport office, our attorneys work to protect the rights of those hurt because of someone else’s negligence. Our slip and fall accident lawyers in Gulfport also represent victims of trips and falls and falls from elevated heights, such as from a balcony, deck, or staircase.
Our attorneys can help you pursue compensation in one of two ways:
- An insurance claim and negotiated settlement with the liable party’s insurer
- A civil lawsuit against the landowner or lessee
We Have 16 Locations to Serve You
Our law firm has 15 locations across four states, including the Gulfport office, which serves the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. Other states we serve include Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana. We also have offices in Hattiesburg and Pascagoula, Mississippi.
We are a contingency fee firm and have won over 6,500 cases for our clients in 2019. These wins include numerous six-figure recoveries for injured victims of negligent drivers, landowners, and other liable parties.
We can help with your case, too. Let us review the details of your fall to learn more. Our case evaluations are free.
Speak With a Team Member about Your Gulfport Fall Injuries Today
The Morris Bart law office in Gulfport provides consultations for free for fall victims. We can determine your legal options for filing a claim or otherwise seeking compensation based on your injuries and damages.
Let our Gulfport slip and fall legal team review the facts of your case today at no cost to your family. Call us or fill out our online contact form to get started.
Questions?Call (228) 357-9621
to find a Morris Bart office near you.