Have An Attorney Answer Your Premises Liability Questions
Home and business owners have a legal obligation to maintain safe conditions on their property. When they fail to do so, it could result in serious injuries. If you or a loved one is suffering due to someone else’s negligence, our team at Burns & Associates, PLLC, can help. We are caring, compassionate lawyers who will fight aggressively on your behalf. After reading through the list of frequently asked questions below, call our office in Jackson at 601-500-7021 to schedule a consultation. We serve clients throughout Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties.
What is premises liability?
These types of claims happen when a person is injured on a business’s property. Hazards include slippery floors, uneven stairs and unmarked hazards. Injuries due to slip-and-falls and other hazards are considered premises liability claims as well. When a company knows there’s a problem but doesn’t fix it and results in an accident, they can be held responsible.
How do I prove premises liability?
In Mississippi, the company you are holding accountable must own, lease or occupy the property where the accident happened. You also have to show how they were negligent and prove that your injury resulted from their action or inaction to fix something.
How long do I have to file a claim?
The statute of limitations is three years from the date of the accident.
What happens after I file a premises liability claim?
After you file your claim, the property owner has a chance to refute your claims. In some cases, they may offer a settlement. Whether they want to fight it or negotiate a payment, we will do everything we can to represent your best interests.
Do I have to file a report with the company after an injury?
Yes, and it is important that you do so as soon as possible. We can help you find the right person to contact, whether it be a business owner or a city official. This will help show the legitimacy of your claim, and it is beneficial if the accident went unwitnessed.
Is liability the same as negligence?
Liability claims are considered negligence claims, but they are slightly different. Liability claims arise from unsafe conditions, not someone’s specific careless behavior. Negligence is when someone acts in a way that causes you harm.