Southaven Injury Attorneys Fighting for the Rights of Clients Hurt in Slip and Fall Accidents
Proudly serving clients throughout Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando and across the state for more than 50 years
Anywhere you go – from the grocery store to the mall, to public buildings, restaurants, and amusement parks – the owners of those premises have a duty to maintain their property. When they fail to do so, and a member of the public who visits their property is injured, the injured person may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner. Slip and fall cases are the most common type of premises liability cases.
The law firm of Taylor Jones Taylor offers high quality legal representation for clients throughout Mississippi. From offices in Southaven, Olive Branch and Hernando, the firm’s dedicated premises liability lawyers take up the fight on your behalf for compensation for your injuries. Since 1964, the firm has offered complete support to clients who have slipped, tripped and fallen on another person’s property, sustaining serious injuries as a result.
Types of slip and fall accidents cases
A simple example of a slip and fall accident may go like this: a person walks out of the main doors of the hotel where she was staying, and slips and falls on a patch of black ice. She hits her head, causing a concussion, and breaks her wrist in the fall. In this case, an attorney might argue that the hotel is responsible for keeping the walkways clear of snow and ice, so they would be liable for their guest’s injuries. Furthermore, the hotel should have warned its visitors that the ice and melting snow could prove a danger to them; by not putting out a warning sign, the hotel is accountable for this woman’s injuries.
Other common places where people may injure themselves in a slip, trip and fall accident include:
- Poorly maintained parking lots
- Government buildings or facilities
- College campuses and dormitories
- Gas stations
- Night clubs
- Hospitals and nursing homes
- Retail outlets and shopping malls
- Grocery stores
- On elevators and escalators
Common injuries from slip and fall accidents
Since slip and fall injuries vary widely in their severity, those who have been injured in these types of accidents caused by the negligence of the property owner will vary. Some of the common injuries that might occur include the following:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Spinal cord injuries
Determining fault in premises liability claims
Premises liability only arises in cases that are foreseeable and occur due to negligence. To prove negligence, you would have to show that the responsible party’s conduct fell below the standard of care expected of a reasonable person, and that a breach of the standard of care resulted in injury or harm to an individual. Also, the property owner must have known (or should have known) about the hazardous condition, but was negligent in taking care of it.
When you have suffered a serious injury in a slip and fall accident in Mississippi, you may be able to file a legal claim in order to recover compensation to cover the following:
- Medical expenses related to the injury now and in the future
- Lost wages for the time you have missed at work due to your injury
- Diminished earning capacity when your injury keeps you from being able to do the work you did before
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
If you or someone you care about was injured in a slip and fall accident, you may have many questions that one of the experienced Southaven premises liability attorneys at Taylor Jones Taylor is ready to answer. The firm is dedicated to pursuing justice on your behalf, and provides thorough and aggressive representation for injury victims throughout Mississippi.
Schedule a consultation with a skilled Southaven personal injury attorney today
A slip and fall accident can result in serious injury, which keeps you from being able to work and enjoy your life. At Taylor Jones Taylor, you will work with a lawyer who will hold the responsible party accountable for his or her negligence. From offices located in Southaven, Hernando, and Olive Branch, the firm serves clients throughout Mississippi. Please call 662.342.1300, or fill out this contact form, to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. How can we help you today?