Jackson Premises Liability Lawyers
Property Accident Claims & Lawsuits
Premises liability is the legal concept that describes a property owner’s responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of visitors on their property. If they fail to take reasonable steps to protect visitors from hazards, then they could be sued for damages if one such visitor gets hurt on their property. In most cases, reasonable steps include inspecting the property from hazards and then addressing those hazards in a reasonable amount of time, such as warning visitors of the hazard and/or fixing it.
Were you visiting someone else’s home or business in Jackson when you got injured? MW Law Firm – Mama Justice would like to hear from you to see if you have a premises liability case. You might be able to sue that property owner for large amounts of compensation in relation to your injuries and damages. But we won’t know until we get a chance to investigate your case, so call (800) 670-0567 today.
What to Prove to Win a Premises Liability Claim
You might know that you have a case to bring against a party that allowed you to get hurt on their property. But you might not know how to take the first steps to get your case moving and, more importantly, how to prove that the proprietor was negligent. The evidence that our Jackson premises liability attorneys can collect and analyze might be what makes the difference in your case that secures a settlement or award.
Evidence that can be useful in a premises liability claim includes:
- Security camera footage
- Eyewitness testimonies
- Property safety records (for businesses)
- Police reports if there are any
Common Injuries in Premises Liability Accidents
Premises liability accidents and incidents can take many forms, such as:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Negligent security
- Swimming pool accident
The injuries that people suffer in these accidents will vary accordingly, too. However, slip and fall accidents are easily the most common type of issue in premises liability claims. Therefore, broken bones, spine damage, and head injuries are among the most common premises liability accident injuries.
After you are hurt on someone else’s property, be sure you visit a medical professional soon after. Even if you feel fine, you should see a doctor for a diagnosis. Only then will you know just how bad your injuries really are and what needs to be done to treat them.
What Damages Can You Recover?
In a premises liability case, the damages that you can recover will be the same as another personal injury claim. Mississippi law allows you to seek economic and non-economic damage from the property owner. Economic damage includes items like medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damage includes abstract forms of damage, like pain, suffering, and the hardships caused by permanent disabilities.
Can You Recover Damages If You Were Trespassing?
Premises liability law sorts visitors into three categories:
- Invitee: A visitor who is on the property for the benefit of the proprietor, such as a customer in a store.
- Licensee: A visitor who is on the property for their own benefit, such as someone inside a friend’s home.
- Trespasser: A visitor who is not invited on the property or who has entered the property unlawfully.
A proprietor owes a duty of care to all three types of visitors, including trespassers. The duty of care is the greatest for invitees and is reduced for licensees. Trespassers, though, are owed such a minimal duty of care that it is incredibly difficult to file a successful claim against a proprietor if you were a trespasser when you were hurt. One of the few circumstances in which you could sue as an injured trespasser if you were hurt by a hazard that was intentionally set as a dangerous trap.
Ready to Start Your Case – Call Mama Justice Now
Premises liability claims in Jackson should come to one law firm: Mama Justice! We are the local team that everyone knows genuinely cares about our clients. You are treated like a family member in need because that’s just how our premises liability attorneys in Jackson see you!
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