An Ocean Springs slip and fall lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm might be able to help if you suffered injuries while visiting someone else’s property, including a restaurant, store, or private home. You might be able to hold the landowner responsible if you were hurt in a fall in their building, parking lot, or another area of their property.
You can get a free review of your case today by contacting the Morris Bart law office by calling (228) 357-9621. The Gulfport office serves Ocean Springs and other nearby areas. Our team can discuss your case and the Mississippi civil statutes that will determine if you can recover compensation.
Ocean Springs Slip and Fall Victims Can Seek Damages
If you were hurt in a fall accident in Ocean Springs, the property owner might have acted negligently and failed to protect you from injury.
Per the Mississippi Civil Code, landowners and property occupiers have some responsibility to keep those who visit their home or business safe from unreasonable fall hazards. This responsibility applies to private residences, other privately-owned buildings, restaurants, stores, and public parks and buildings.
Slip and falls are not the only fall injuries that occur, either. Trip and falls are common, usually because of uneven pavement or flooring, unmarked steps, or trip hazards in the walkway.
Falls from an elevated height are among the most dangerous falls. These occur because of uneven or faulty staircases, broken or missing railings, problems with balconies and porches, and other reasons. They can cause serious injuries and even death, depending on the height and type of injuries suffered.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Injury lawyer serving Ocean Springs, call 800-537-8185
We Represent Slip and Fall Victims in Ocean Springs
An Ocean Springs slip and fall lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm represents clients seeking to hold the landowner accountable and recover compensation for their expenses and other damages. Our team knows how the state’s negligence laws and other statutes regulate liability and understands the process of pursuing a payout following an Ocean Springs fall.
We apply the civil laws and common practices to our clients’ cases, calculate the estimated settlement value of each claim and work with the liable party’s insurance company to seek and secure a settlement. We also take additional steps to protect our clients and their cases, such as managing communication about the accident, negotiating on their behalf, and representing them to the insurance company or in court.
We care about our clients and their best interests. We want to help those who suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence recover compensation under Mississippi law.
If you or a loved one suffered fall injuries in any of these states, we want to discuss your accident and injuries with you. We may be able to help. You can reach our Gulfport office by calling (228) 357-9621.
Settling Your Claim vs. Taking It to Court
Slip and fall cases—sometimes referred to as premises liability claims—often settle without needing to go to trial to argue for a court award. Instead, we can file a claim on our client’s behalf based on the landowner’s homeowner’s insurance policy or corporate liability policy.
These insurance policies are meant to cover the injuries and damages that others suffer while visiting the property. In most cases, they will only provide compensation if the injured party was a customer or guest, not if they were trespassing on the property.
Our team seeks a just payout for each client, documenting their expenses, losses, and intangible damages, both current and future. We work with experts and gather evidence to support our demands. We pursue compensation for damages like:
- Treatment for injuries
- Expenses related to medical care and support
- Lost income, benefits, wages, and more
- Other expenses and losses
- Pain and suffering
The Importance of Strong Evidence in Your Case
When we handle a slip or trip and fall case in Mississippi, we need to secure the evidence and take action as soon as we can. We ask that you call us quickly so we can identify evidence and preserve it while it is available. Video of the accident, witness memories, and other key evidence often disappears or fades over time.
Your Statute of Limitations for a Slip and Fall Case
We have three years to begin a personal injury lawsuit, according to Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49, but there are many steps we must navigate before we decide if this is necessary. The deadline is also much sooner in some cases, such as falls that occur on public property.
Discuss Adequate Compensation for Your Fall with a Lawyer Today
We might be able to build a case for your financial recovery, seeking a payout that covers your injury losses. You can speak with a member of the team about your fall, injuries, treatment, and prognosis to learn about how we may be able to help. Call (228) 357-9621 to get started with a free case consultation.
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