If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident in Long Beach, you may be able to build a case for damages against the landowner or another liable party. A Long Beach slip and fall lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm could offer support. To learn more about your legal rights and options for pursuing a case, let us review your case for free.
You can speak to the team from our Gulfport office by calling (228) 357-9621. Our team members provide complimentary consultations for fall victims in Long Beach, Mississippi and other nearby communities.
Qualifying for Compensation Based on a Slip and Fall
Falls can occur almost anywhere, from your neighbor’s backyard to the local supermarket or your favorite restaurant. Potential fall hazards include:
- Spills, leaks, and tracked liquids, food, and other substances
- Items in the walkway or across the walkway
- Loose or broken railings and handrails
- Uneven flooring or pavement
- Rolled rugs or carpets
- Poor cleaning or waxing techniques that leave the floor slick
- Holes, cracks, and tears
- Uneven or poorly maintained stairs
- Poor lighting
Suppose there is evidence that the landowner or occupier knew or reasonably should have known about one of these hazards. In that case, you could use this evidence to hold them responsible for your injuries, pain and suffering, and economic damages.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Accident lawyer serving Long Beach, call 800-537-8185
Proving a Premises Liability Claim
To recover compensation, you will need to show that the liable parties acted negligently in allowing a hazard to remain instead of taking appropriate steps to protect you and other guests. You cannot collect compensation for your injuries and losses unless you can first navigate the steps to build a strong case. This will require:
- Gathering evidence to prove the hazard existed, how long it was there for, and who knew about it
- Assigning liability
- Understanding your injuries and prognosis
- Putting a value on your case, including future and non-economic damages
When a Long Beach slip and fall lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents a fall accident victim, we handle all of these steps for our client. We know what it takes to prove negligence and liability in these cases and will develop an argument based on the evidence available.
Securing Damages After a Fall Injury
Our team negotiates out-of-court settlements for many of our clients. This involves presenting our case to the liable party’s insurance company and demanding they pay a fair settlement based on the victim’s losses. While they rarely agree to the initial demand, we can negotiate for a payout that appropriately compensates our client for their:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Medical bills and future treatment and care needs
- Lost income
- Reduced ability to earn an income
- Other expenses and losses
If we cannot agree to a just settlement in a premises liability claim, our team of trial lawyers will prepare the case for trial. We can file a personal injury lawsuit and represent our client through the legal process, seeking the same damages we demanded in the original claim.
Time Limits on Legal Action Under Mississippi Law
Every state has a time limit on how long you have to begin the process of taking your case to court, known as the statute of limitations.
Under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49, Long Beach personal injury accident victims generally have three years from their injury date to begin the legal process in a Harrison County civil court. They must file paperwork to officially accuse the landowner of negligence before this date. Otherwise, they lose the right to do so.
There Are Some Exceptions to These Time Limits
There are exceptions to the statute of limitations. This could lengthen how long you have to file a lawsuit or significantly shorten it. For example, if your injuries occurred on municipal property, you may have only a short time to notify the liable party of your injuries and begin the legal process.
Acting Quickly Can Help Your Case
There are other reasons to get started as soon as possible on a premises liability case. Consider the time it takes to investigate these cases and the time-sensitive evidence they often involve. You do not want to lose key evidence because you waited too long.
We encourage you to contact our team for your consultation as soon as your injuries and treatment allow. In order to build your case, we need to search for witnesses and look for surveillance video of the incident as soon as possible. This becomes more difficult as time passes.
Speak with an Attorney for Free About Your Case
If you were hurt in a Long Beach fall, you may be able to recover money to pay your accident-related costs and cover your losses. We are a contingency fee firm, meaning you pay nothing unless we win. Team members from our firm are available to discuss your fall, injuries, and rights today.
We will assess the strength of your case against the landowner to determine your options for filing a legal claim or lawsuit. Call us today at (228) 357-9621 for your complimentary consultation with our team.
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