Were You Injured on Another’s Property?
When you are injured in an accident on someone’s property in Mississippi, you may have grounds for a claim based on premises liability.
If you believe that a dangerous condition on the property caused your injury, you may be able to file a claim against the owner of the property for any injuries or other damages you sustained as a result of the incident.
When property owners act irresponsibly and fail to correct a hazardous condition or warn guests and customers about such hazards, then an individual’s only recourse is to hold them accountable with the help of a Greenville personal injury attorney at Harris Law Firm, PLLC.
How Does Premises Liability Work?
Taking legal action can not only serve to compensate you for the loss you sustained, but it also discourages repeat negligent conduct and prevents future incidents by the same owner.
All property owners have a duty to protect persons who are lawfully on their property from suffering injuries resulting from dangerous conditions which the property owner knew about or should have known about. The extent of the landowner’s duty to protect from injury can depend on whether the injured person is a business invitee, guest, or trespasser.
These injuries can occur anywhere, including:
- Your neighbor’s house
- Retail store
- Parking lot
Take Immediate Action for Your Case
These injuries can be caused by any number of dangerous circumstances or conditions, including physical assaults due to inadequate security or inadequate lighting, defective construction, slippery walking surfaces (slip and fall accidents), exposed electrical wiring, dog bites, and more. Premises liability cases can be complex by nature and often require that immediate action be taken to preserve critical evidence.
As the injured party, you should be very proactive about the case, so if you believe you have been hurt in a situation such as this, it is important to act as soon as possible. This gives us the opportunity to find the appropriate parties and witnesses who should be identified and investigated. If you’re injured on someone else’s property you should immediately document the condition which caused your injury.