Slip and Fall - Premises Liability
“Slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accidents happen daily across the country, and they often result in serious personal injury. In fact, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury and account for the greatest number of traumatic brain injury-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations.
Most falls occur outside of the home in places like parking lots, inside grocery stores, casinos, office buildings, hotels, hospitals, nightclubs, malls, and schools. However, while not as common, people are routinely injured following a fall at someone else’s home.
The most common misconception by the public today is that “if I am injured on someone’s property, they are responsible for my injuries”. While there are certain injuries that demand compensation from a landowner, the law does not impose liability on a landowner under all circumstances. At The Stroud Law Firm, we understand what is required in order to pursue a slip and fall case, and we have successfully litigated many of these cases. Examples of the types of cases that can impose liability on the landowner are as follows:
- Injuries from slipping on recently mopped flooring
- Injuries from defective stairs or curbing
- Injuries from non-slip resistant or ADA deficient bathrooms/bathtubs
- Injuries from parking lot defects
- Injuries from tripping over store merchandise corrals or barricades
- Injuries resulting from building or city safety code violations
- Injuries from falling merchandise
- Inadequate security cases (ex. Assault in a store or parking lot that would most likely have not occurred if the store had provided an “on duty” security guard).
- Swimming pool accidents—death from inadequate supervision or homeowner neglect
- All homeowner liability claims
The law in both Mississippi and Tennessee places a duty upon a property owner to keep his/her property in a safe condition and to take reasonable measures to eliminate hazardous conditions on their property.
Our Mississippi slip and fall lawyers routinely handle premises liability—slip and fall—trip and fall cases. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis. In simple terms, if you don’t get paid—we don’t get paid! You are not charged an attorneys’ fee unless we recover money for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury while on someone else’s property, call us. We can help you.Email us or call us toll free at 855-536-5656.