Jackson, MS Slip & Fall Accidents
Property managers and owners owe the public certain legal obligations, or duties, with respect to keeping their properties in a safe condition. While many are diligent in keeping their properties (or premises) free from unreasonable danger or risk, others fail to comply with their legal duty. As a result, over 1 million Americans every year visit the emergency room for injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured on another’s property, you may have a valid premises liability claim for negligence. To see what your options are, call our Jackson slip and fall lawyers for a free consultation.Slip and Fall Accidents in Jackson, Mississippi
A slip and fall accident can occur at just about any location, whether inside or outside or on public or private property, such as a grocery store, parking lot, shopping mall, construction site, apartment complex, or any other place of business. In Hinds County and surrounding areas, slip and falls are commonly caused by:
- Wet floors
- Slick surfaces
- Foreign objects
- Uneven surfaces
- Hazardous conditions
- Loose boards
- Potholes in parking lots
- Poorly lit areas
An area of Mississippi law known as premises liability serves to protect individuals against landowners and property managers who fail keep their properties safe and secure. The law states property owners and their employees (or agents) must take reasonable steps to keep the premises in a safe condition. This includes taking action to remedy an unsafe condition.
Proving fault may entail showing that the property owner either created a dangerous condition or failed to properly act under the circumstances. In a slip and fall case, it is beneficial to take photographs of the area in which you fell and to obtain contact information of witnesses. These are examples of evidence that can be used to prove your case. Slip and fall cases can be won or lost based on the evidence collected in the aftermath of the incident.
Following an accident in the Jackson area, our slip and fall attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation for losses caused by a property owner or businesses’ negligence. Business owners rarely admit responsibility for causing someone harm, so it is critical to fully investigate what happened. Even if a property owner admits responsibility, they may dispute your damages and extent of your injuries. Common examples of damages include past and future medical expenses, loss of income or wages, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and loss of economic opportunity. If necessary, our firm can retain medical and/or economic experts to assess your situation and testify as to a proper amount of damages.Collecting and Preserving Evidence
An important part of any slip and fall case is gathering and preserving evidence. As slip and fall lawyers serving the Jackson area, one of our responsibilities is to identify and collect evidence on a victim’s behalf. Evidence may include photos of the scene, witness interviews, and video or surveillance footage. Defendants may attempt to delete or otherwise manipulate evidence, otherwise known spoliation of evidence. In some jurisdictions, tampering with evidence can result in sanctions or adverse jury instructions in court. Spoliation of evidence can be prevented by sending a spoliation of evidence letter, which puts the defendant on notice to preserve evidence for potential litigation. As your attorneys, we work to ensure evidence is at your disposal so we may achieve your goals of recovering full compensation.Let Our Injury Attorneys Review Your Case
Personal injury cases can often be devastating, but you do not have to go through the legal process alone. Let the Jackson slip and fall attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz help ensure your legal rights remain protected. We serve clients throughout Hinds County and the greater Jackson area, including Pearl, Madison, Raymond, and Ridgeland. To consult with one of our dedicated slip and fall attorneys, contact our office toll-free at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. With over 25 years of experience representing clients throughout the South, we understand the importance of providing compassionate care during a client’s time of need. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.