Mississippi Slip & Fall Attorneys
We’re Here to Help the Injured
Have you or someone close to you suffered injuries from a slip and fall
accident in Mississippi? Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. is here
to fight for your maximum compensation. With over 100 years of combined
legal experience, our personal injury team has the knowledge and recourses
to handle your premises liability claim efficiently and effectively.
To discuss your case with our Mississippi slip and fall lawyers, call (601) 869-0696 now or
contact us online.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
In Mississippi, all property owners must take reasonable steps to
prevent injury to their guests and visitors. When they fail to keep walking surfaces free from hazards, it can result
in someone tripping and falling. If injuries occur, the property owner
can be held liable for the damages.
Slip and fall accidents can occur because of several unsafe conditions,
- Wet floors
- Icy steps
- Broken tiling
- Loose floorboards
- Missing handrails
- Uneven surfaces
- Defective sidewalks
- Parking lot potholes
- Unmarked steps
- Liquid spills
- Extension cords
- Poor lighting
If you incurred injuries on someone else’s property due to the same
or similar causes, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the cost
of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Mississippi’s Comparative Negligence Rule
One of the most important laws that can affect your slip and fall lawsuit
is the comparative negligence rule. According to this statute, if you
are partially responsible for the accident, it can limit your right to
receive full compensation. Instead, you and the property owner share fault
for your injuries, meaning you will only be able to collect damages for
the percentage you were not at fault.
For instance, if your losses due to your injuries amounted to $10,000,
and you were found to be 20 percent responsible for the accident, you
would be compensated for 80 percent of your damages, or $8,000.
Explore Your Options for Compensation
Filing a slips and falls accident claim can be complex. When you contact
Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., we can help you understand your
legal rights and options during this challenging time. Our Mississippi
slip and fall attorneys are skilled at identifying the right path to take
based on each client’s unique set of circumstances.
For personalized representation that is tailored to your particular situation,
call (601) 869-0696 today.