Slip and Fall Accidents

Not many people get through life without experiencing trips, stumbles, slips, and fall accidents. While some people escape with just embarrassments, thousands suffer severe injuries from slip and fall accidents. If you or your loved one has sustained injuries in an establishment due to a spillage or another person’s negligence, you’re entitled to file a personal injury claim.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Several conditions cause slip and fall accidents in Mississippi. They include:

  • Spillages
  • Broken or loose handrails
  • Torn carpet
  • Loose files
  • Poor lighting
  • Broken or uneven sidewalks
  • Parking lot Potholes
  • Fallen objects
  • Lack of handicap access

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, over one million emergency room visits annually are related to slip and fall accidents.

Proving Liability in a Mississippi Slip and Fall Accident

To win the case and acquire compensation, you need to prove that the defendant acted negligently. Negligence is the failure to act with reasonable care or to meet a standard of behavior developed to protect the community against risk.

Each individual or institution in Mississippi must conduct their businesses without posing unreasonable risks to society. In slip and fall accidents, this might mean maintaining and ensuring the premises don’t pose a danger to others. To recover compensation for your injuries, you must prove that:

  • Your injuries were caused by a hazardous condition on the owner’s property.
  • The injuries were not a result of your intentional actions or negligence.
  • The property owner or institution knew about the hazard or caused the hazard
  • The property owner failed to warn of known hazard
  • The business or the property owners breached the duty to act with reasonable care, ultimately resulting in your injuries.

This might sound easy, but it can be challenging, particularly if the defendant has the resources to facilitate an appropriate legal defense strategy. Therefore, working with a Mississippi slip and fall attorney is essential to help you prove liability and recover compensation for your injuries.

What to Do Following a Slip and Fall Accident

If you have sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident, seek medical treatment immediately. Besides injury treatment, your doctor will document that you were injured in a slip and fall accident. This can be the primary evidence in your case. However, if the injuries aren’t severe to warrant you to seek medical attention, ensure you document the accident scene as much as possible.

Inform the security or manager in charge and get the contact information of witnesses. Your witnesses can help establish a solid case even if the party at fault disputes liability. Don’t assign or accept blame for the accident. Request that copies of any surveillance videos be preserved. If the insurance company or the property owner requests you to sign something, don’t do it until you get an attorney to evaluate the document.

Schedule a Consultation with a Mississippi Slip and Fall Attorney Today

At Ben Bowden, PC, we acknowledge that it can be challenging for you to cope after a slip and fall accident injury. Therefore, we will help you hold the party at fault liable and ensure you receive the compensation you need. Contact us today for an initial case evaluation.

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