When it comes to premises liability, many people think that when they suffer injuries at a business or another person’s home, the owner of that home or business is automatically responsible for their injuries. However, that is not how the law works.
Under premises liability law, business owners and homeowners have a duty to warn visitors and guests of dangers they knew or should have known about. It isn’t enough to simply show you were injured on another’s property to have a successful case – you have to show negligence on the part of the property owner.
Because proving negligence can be a challenging task, victims can take steps to strengthen their claims and provide their attorney with the information needed to establish negligence and liability under the law.
Proving Negligence Steps
- Take photographs of what caused your injury (i.e. where you slipped, what you tripped over, what fell on you, etc.)
- Get the names and contact information of any witnesses who saw what happened
- Seek timely medical attention
- Avoid giving statements to the insurance company – they want to use what you say against you
- Consult an experienced lawyer
At Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyer, P.A., our Mississippi personal injury lawyers are available to help local residents learn more about their rights after being injured while on another’s property, and guide them step-by-step through the legal process of proving negligence and holding negligent property owners liable for their damages – including their medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Because the laws involved in premises liability are different from the laws applied to car accident cases, you want to work with lawyers who have experience with these types of accidents. With decades of combined experience in personal injury law, our team handles a range of premises liability cases, from slip and fall accidents to dog bites and swimming pool accidents. Let us help you pursue the compensation you deserve.