Slip & Falls
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Have you or someone close to you suffered injuries from a slip and fall accident in Mississippi? Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, 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.
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, including:
- 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, 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.