If you were hurt in a fall in a Pass Christian store, restaurant, someone else’s home, or another property, the landowner might be responsible for your injuries and financial damages. You may be able to get help from a Pass Christian slip and fall lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm. Our team reviews cases for free and will assess your legal options for financial recovery based on your accident details.
For a fall that occurred in Pass Christian, Mississippi, call the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport at (228) 357-9621. Our Gulfport team serves victims in Pass Christian and other nearby areas of coastal Mississippi.
Negligence in Slip and Fall Accident Cases
The landowner or occupier of the property where the fall occurred may be responsible for injuries that occurred in any type of fall accident under the Mississippi Civil Code. Falls are common and can occur almost anywhere, especially slip and falls and trip and falls.
While any type of fall may lead to serious or fatal injuries, falls from a height are more likely to cause catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and death.
If your loved one died in a Mississippi fall, you might be able to seek wrongful death damages per Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13. To learn more about fall accidents, liability, and pursuing damages for your injuries, contact the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport today.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Accident lawyer serving Pass Christian, call (228) 357-9621
Morris Bart, LTD Represents Slip and Fall Victims in Pass Christian
A Pass Christian slip and fall lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm helps clients seek a payout for the economic and non-economic losses they experienced due to their fall and injuries. If we can show that the property owner knew about the hazard and did not take appropriate action or reasonably should have known about the hazard, the Mississippi Civil Code allows us to hold them responsible under the state’s premises liability laws.
Settling Out of Court
It is important to note that even if you fell at a person’s home, it is unlikely they will directly pay for your medical care. Instead, the homeowner’s insurance coverage is more likely to cover your damages. When the liable party is a business, it is generally their liability insurance that covers these expenses.
This fact allows us to often settle these cases outside of court for our clients. We present the case we built to the insurance company representing the landowner, including the documentation of our client’s losses. We demand a payout that is fair and just based on the evidence. This action may allow us to negotiate a fair settlement agreement at this point.
If not, we can proceed to trial by naming the property owner, occupier, or another liable party as the defendant in our case and submitting the proper paperwork to the appropriate civil court.
Pursuing Damages After a Pass Christian Slip and Fall Injury
The recoverable damages in a Pass Christian fall accident depend on the injuries the victim suffered, the treatment they required, and other losses they incurred. When we represent a fall victim, a part of our investigation into the accident is to document the expenses, losses, and intangible damages suffered. This documentation allows us to put a fair settlement value on the case and use it during settlement negotiations.
The financial recovery we seek on behalf of our clients compensates them for their:
- Expenses: Medical treatment, property damages, other out-of-pocket costs, likely future medical expenses, ongoing care costs
- Losses: Missed wages, benefits, and other income
- Intangible Damages: Physical pain, emotional suffering, reduced quality of life
We also represent families whose loved ones died due to their fall injuries. In these cases, we seek wrongful death damages that could include funeral and burial costs, final expenses, and the emotional toll paid by the surviving family members.
When to Contact a Pass Christian Premises Liability Attorney
At the Morris Bart law firm, we can review a slip and fall case and discuss legal options with victims as soon as their injuries are stable and have some understanding of their possible prognosis. Building these claims, including investigating the case to prove what happened and assign liability, takes time.
The state has a statute of limitations that generally applies in these cases under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49. This statute sets a three-year deadline on most personal injury cases. We need to complete our claim investigation and attempt to reach an out-of-court agreement for our client before this deadline arrives, and we decide if we need to begin legal action in civil court on the client’s behalf.
Talk to a Lawyer from Our Gulfport Office About Your Fall
A Pass Christian slip and fall lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you with your slip and fall or trip and fall case. Our Gulfport team will review your Pass Christian fall injury accident case today at no cost to you. Call our Gulfport office at (228) 357-9621. We have attorneys standing by to evaluate your case and legal options for free.
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