Mississippi Slip-and-Fall Lawyers
Property owners generally have a duty to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition. Unfortunately, not all property owners faithfully fulfill that responsibility. If you have been injured on someone else's property because they failed to keep to keep it reasonably safe, that property owner may be required to compensate you for losses related to your injury.
At Burns and Associates, PLLC, our Jackson premises liability attorneys help people who have been hurt on another's property. We are committed to holding negligent property owners responsible for their failures.
Were You Hurt in a Store?
Premises liability claims are often based on injuries such as:
- Slip and falls
- Falling merchandise/boxes
- Forklifts colliding with customers
These types of injuries occur in:
- Retail stores
- Shopping centers
- Grocery stores
- "Big box" stores (Home Depot, TJ Maxx)
Key elements that would allow an injured party to recover compensation would be if the property owner or someone responsible to them caused the conditions that caused your injury; they should have known of the conditions that caused your injury; or they did know of the conditions that caused your injury and but did nothing to correct those conditions.
The conditions could be liquid in a trafficked area, a buckled sidewalk, accumulated ice or snow, or any condition that could create the risk of injury in patrons. Any type of unsafe property can potentially create liability.
Another category of premises liability is inadequate security. If the owner of a property that invites the public is aware of an "atmosphere of violence," they have a responsibility to protect the public that enters their property from that violence. This can require the presence of security personnel, extra lighting, video monitoring or whatever means is deemed most appropriate for the particular threat. Bars, shopping centers and any other sort of business that invites the public onto the property can be held liable for failing to provide adequate security.
If you have been injured on the property of another, call 601-500-7021, toll free at 888-850-3120, or simply contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.