Premises Liability

Gulf Coast Premises Liability Attorneys

What Is Premises Liability?

Under state and federal laws, anyone who owns property, be it land or a business, has a legal obligation to keep it safe from hazards that may injure visitors, guests, or passersby. When property owners fail to do so they may be held financially liable for the injuries that result.

If you have been injured on a property, whether through a slip and fall on uneven pavement or in a pool accident, you may be eligible to seek compensation through a premises liability claim. The Biloxi premises liability lawyers at Davis & Davis, PLLC has guided clients through the complicated legal process of filing claims and recovering damages for more than 20 years and has the experience needed to fight for you. While we can’t undo your accident, we can help you recover from it.

Contact our team online or call us at (228) 231-9717 for a free consultation. If you’re injured, we can come to you at home or in the hospital. Also available on weekends and after hours.

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Premises Liability Case?

Anyone who owns property can be held liability for premises liability if an individual becomes injured and is able to prove that owners violated a duty of care.

Property owners can include individuals like pool owners, as well as entities like:

  • Government buildings
  • Amusement parks
  • Public parks
  • And businesses

Types of Premises Liability Cases

Most premises liability accidents involve slip and falls; in fact, it’s such a common type of accident that slip and falls have their own category of personal injury claim.

Premises liability cases can involve a variety of different situations, including:

  • Pool accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Amusement park injuries
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Asbestos or lead-related illnesses
  • Snow and ice incidents

Even hazards caused by natural weather conditions, like ice and snow, can still fall within the responsibility of the property owner if they fail to, for example, shovel their driveways or clear sidewalks. Another type of premises liability accident involves negligent security. Injured individuals can file claims against owners if they failed to hire security companies to protect guests, like at a bank.

Most Common Injuries Caused by Premises Liability Accidents

Depending on the nature of the accident, victims can acquire minor to catastrophic injuries including:

  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Broken bones (most slip and fall accidents involve broken bones)
  • Spinal cord and neck injuries
  • And head and brain trauma

What Damages Could You Recover in a Premises Liability Claim?

Through our legal support, we can help you recover damages that include:

  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and future earning capacity
  • Funeral and burial costs if you lost a loved one to negligence
  • Medical bills, including ambulance ride, hospital stays, prescription medications, physical therapy, and more

Premises Liability Accidents in the Workplace

Many premises liability cases involve injuries sustained while on the job. While construction workers are at higher risk of injury when they work on a construction site involving heavy machinery and sometimes falling debris, the reality is that any type of worker can be injured on company property.

Determining Liability in a Premises Liability Case

Determining liability in a premises liability case requires ample evidence to prove that the property owner in question was negligent in their obligation to keep guests safe. Our Biloxi premises liability attorneys have decades of experiences and resources needed to investigate your situation and strengthen your claim.

Preventing Premises Liability Accidents

When it comes to premises liability accidents, we at Davis & Davis, PLLC feel that prevention is important. You may lessen the risk of accidents and protect yourself and others by adopting preventive precautions.

Here are some tips to help prevent premises liability accidents:

  1. Keep your property well-maintained: Regularly inspect your property for hazards such as uneven walkways, loose handrails, or slippery surfaces. Address any issues promptly to prevent accidents.
  2. Provide proper warning signs: If there are any potential dangers on your property, make sure to clearly mark them with warning signs or barricades. This will alert visitors to exercise caution and avoid accidents.
  3. Maintain enough lighting: Proper lighting is critical for reducing accidents, especially in locations such as parking lots, stairwells, or walkways. Make sure that all locations are well-lit to improve visibility and reduce the danger of trips and falls.
  4. Train staff on safety protocols: If you operate a business, it is critical that you train your personnel on safety procedures and protocols. This involves adequate maintenance, regular inspections, and early reporting of any possible concerns.
  5. Install security measures: Installing security measures such as surveillance cameras, alarms, or access control systems can assist in deterring criminal behavior while also lowering the chance of premises liability incidents.

You may create a safer atmosphere for yourself, your employees, and your guests by using these preventive steps. However, if you or a loved one has already been injured as a result of a premises liability accident, our knowledgeable Biloxi attorneys can assist you. Contact us today for a free consultation to go over your case and discuss your legal options.

How Our Team Can Help

Known throughout the region and among our peers for our aggressive tactics, our team isn’t afraid to go up against property owners and companies to hold them accountable for their actions. If you’ve been injured, you may have had to face mounting medical bills and other damages that you have no way of paying for.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability cases in Mississippi?

The statute of limitations in Mississippi is three years from the date of the accident for lawsuits involving premises responsibility.

Can I file a premises liability claim if I was injured on a friend's property?

It is possible to bring a premises liability claim if you were hurt on a friend's property. Remember that you will be bringing a claim against their insurance provider rather than your friend directly.

What should I do if I am injured on someone else's property?

You should get medical help as soon as you can if you are hurt on someone else's property. Along with taking pictures of the accident site, you should also get the contact details of any witnesses. Finally, to go over your legal options, get in touch with a premises liability lawyer.

Our Gulf Coast premises liability lawyers are available to represent your interests when you call us at (228) 231-9717 for a free consultation. Recovery is just a phone call away.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

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  • $1,150,000 Back & Hip Injury
  • $1,200,000 Botched Operation
  • $1,400,000 Knee & Back Injuries
  • $225,000 Knee Injury

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