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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.