If you suffered injuries on someone else’s property, you likely have medical bills, lost income, and other damages. A Hattiesburg premises liability lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you understand your options and possibly seek compensation to cover your expenses and losses. Mississippi law allows you to hold the property owner responsible for hazards they knew about or should have reasonably been aware of.
One of our Hattiesburg, MS, lawyerswill assess your options and review your next steps with you for free. This complimentary consultation lets you ask questions, get answers, and learn more about our services.
Our Lawyers Pursue Damages for Hattiesburg Premises Liability Injury Victims
Mississippi law allows us to build a case against a property owner after our client suffers injuries due to:
- A known hazard on the property
- A hazard the property owner should have reasonably known about
We often file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the property owner or occupier in these cases. This usually involves a claim based on the liable party’s corporate liability policy or homeowner’s insurance policy, depending on the circumstances.
Whether through an insurance claim or lawsuit, the financial recovery in these cases could include money for a wide range of damages. They vary based on the case facts but commonly include:
- Medical bills, current and future
- Related expenses
- Ongoing care and support costs
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous expenses with receipts
- Pain and suffering losses
We also handle wrongful death cases. When a victim dies from their premises liability injuries, Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13 allows us to seek compensation on behalf of certain family members and survivors. We know how state laws work and how to recover damages for our clients, getting justice for their loved ones. Let us review your case with you for free today.
For a free legal consultation with a Premises Liability lawyer serving Hattiesburg, call (601) 602-8431
Morris Bart, LTD Fights for Justice When Property Owners Act Negligently
At the Morris Bart law firm, we understand how frustrating a Hattiesburg injury accident can be. When you have bills, cannot work, and need money to travel for medical care or simply to park at your doctor’s office, it is only natural to feel frustrated and stressed. Let our attorney go to work for you. You can focus on treatment and healing while we handle the rest.
We know how to identify and hold the liable parties accountable in these cases. Depending on the circumstances, this could include:
- Restaurant owners and operators
- Store owners
- Private homeowners
- Other property owners
Our attorneys know how to investigate what happened, show negligence and liability, and document the damages you incurred. We seek compensation based on the evidence available and often recover fair payouts for our clients.
While representing injured victims from 15 offices and across four states—Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas—we have recovered compensation for thousands of clients. Our recent results include more than 5,600 cases won in 2022. In all, we have over 40 years of experience handling personal injury claims and lawsuits across the Gulf South.
The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency fee firm. We do not charge upfront fees to start a premises liability case. There are no retainers to get our lawyer on your case. Instead, we work for a portion of the financial recovery we secure. If we do not negotiate a settlement or win a court award, there are no attorney’s fees.
Understanding Your Hattiesburg Premises Liability Case
Some common ways people get hurt on another party’s property include:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Falls from an elevated height
- Stair falls and other incidents
- Railing fails
- Balcony and deck collapse
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Falling objects
- Negligent security
- Swimming pool incidents
The list of premises liability injuries is seemingly endless. There are many potential hazards property owners must monitor and address as necessary. Failure to do so could result in injuries and being liable for the resulting expenses and losses.
We identify the hazard, document how it caused injuries, and use evidence to show the property owner or occupier acted negligently. Negligence requires showing four elements exist in the case:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
Property owners or those who lease a location and provide maintenance and upkeep have a duty of care to most visitors under Mississippi law. Breaching that duty could include allowing a hazard to occur without remedying it as soon as possible. When that hazard causes an accident, the victim suffers harm.
Our lawyers handle many tasks to seek and recover compensation for our clients. This includes:
- Protecting their rights
- Managing all communication with the insurance carriers
- Investigating the incident
- Building a compelling case to support their claim or lawsuit
- Documenting recoverable damages
- Demanding fair compensation
- Negotiating with the insurer
- Preparing and filing a lawsuit
- Representing their best interests throughout the process
We usually settle cases through negotiated agreements with the liable party’s insurer. However, lawsuits and taking cases to trial are sometimes necessary. Most lawsuits never go to trial. Out-of-court settlements are still common after lawsuits.
There are deadlines for beginning a lawsuit based on a negligence injury. If we sue the property owner or operator in your case, we must do so before the statute of limitations runs out. These deadlines include three years for a personal injury case under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49.
Exceptions exist to this deadline and could extend or reduce how long you have. Let our attorney review your case as soon as possible to ensure you meet all applicable timelines.
Discuss Your Options With a Hattiesburg Premises Liability Lawyer for Free
The Morris Bart law firm provides complimentary consultations with an attorney for victims of falls and other premises liability incidents in Hattiesburg. We are here for you after negligence injuries. Let us review your case and explain your next steps.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your case.
Questions?Call (601) 602-8431
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