If you fell and were hurt on someone else’s property or in a public place in Waveland, the owner’s negligence may be to blame. You may be able to hold the property owner or occupier accountable and recover a payout for your injuries. A Waveland slip and fall lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help.
You can speak with a team member of the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport about your options for seeking justice today. We will review your case during a free consultation, and determine if you may be able to hold the owner responsible. Call (228) 357-9621 now for your assessment.
Pursuing Damages for Waveland Fall Injury Victims
Our team of attorneys and staff know how to develop a strong argument that shows our clients deserve a fair and just payout based on the facts of their cases. This requires us to prove what happened, the hazard that led to it, who caused it or failed to prevent it, and the damages our clients suffered.
We complete an investigation into the accident, gathering evidence to support our allegations of negligence. This allows us to build a premises liability claim and demand that the landowner’s insurance provider pay out a fair and just settlement. Otherwise, we will take their policyholder to court.
The evidence in a slip and fall case may include:
- Any official reports of the incident
- Video or photographs of the scene or fall
- Eyewitness statements about what happened
- Documentation of the hazard, often through pictures or verified victim statements
- Expert testimony about what happened and how it should have been prevented
- Our client’s medical records that are relevant to the case
- Expert testimony about future and intangible losses
- Documentation of our client’s expenses and losses related to their fall
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Accident lawyer serving Waveland, call (228) 357-9621
Slip and Falls and Trip and Falls Are Common Injury Accidents
Fall injuries are not uncommon in Waveland, Mississippi. Most people experience falls occasionally, although injuries are generally minor. Scrapes, minor contusions, and relatively minor lacerations are common, and most do not require medical intervention. However, injuries can be much more serious. This could include back or neck injuries, head and traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, torn or injured ligaments, and more.
If you or a loved one fell in Waveland and suffered injuries that required medical care, you may be able to take action against the landowner or another liable party based on the facts of your case. The state’s premises liability laws may allow individuals to pursue a case when their fall occurs because of an unreasonable hazard, including those the property owner knew about or should have known about.
For example, imagine a property owner removed a stair railing for painting and did not take precautions to ensure customers had another option for use on the stairs. If you fell because of this, you might have a case against the landowner who left an unreasonable hazard.
Damages Recoverable in a Waveland Slip and Fall Case
In an out-of-court settlement or a court-issued financial recovery, fall accident victims in Mississippi can collect compensation for the damages they suffered due to the fall. This includes financial expenses, economic losses, and intangible damages. While the value of these cases varies widely depending on the victim’s damages, they can equal hundreds of thousands of dollars in some instances.
Medical treatment and lost wages comprise most of the financial expenses and losses commonly recovered in these cases. Intangible damages may equal or be worth several times the value of the tangible expenses. These non-economic damages include mental suffering and stress, physical pain, and more.
Wrongful death damages may also be available for family members who qualify under Miss. Code Ann. §11-7-13.
Act Quickly to Take Action Against the Property Owner
As soon as you can, after your injuries are stable or you reach your maximum medical improvement, reach out to our team for your free accident review. Evidence does not always last long in these cases, so acting quickly could mean building a stronger argument for compensation.
Generally, injured parties have up to three years to begin their lawsuit under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49. Our team ensures our clients meet this filing deadline or reach an out-of-court settlement agreement in advance of this time limit. Missing the deadline in your case would possibly mean losing the right to take your case to trial and hold the property owner legally responsible.
Speak with a Lawyer from Morris Bart, LTD for Free Now
A Waveland slip and fall lawyer from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport may be able to help you with your case. We can assess your options for your case during your consultation. You can discuss your fall case with a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm right away. Call (228) 357-9621 to get started.
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