When you visit a store or office in Mississippi, it’s reasonable to expect you will be safe. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
When property owners or occupiers – we’ll call them “possessors” – fail to uphold the duty they owe to you to ensure your safety on their property, and you suffer an injury as a result, you may have a premises liability claim.
Common types of premises liability claims in Mississippi are:
Our experienced premises liability lawyers can guide you through the process of seeking compensation for your personal injuries and losses.
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At our firm, the first step in your premises liability case will be to determine what duty the possessor owed to you. In Mississippi, visitors generally fall into three categories:
When you file a premises liability case, you will deal with the insurance company that has insured the property – for instance, the company behind the homeowner’s insurance policy.
Often these insurance companies invoke what is called the “open and obvious doctrine.” In other words, they will argue that you were injured by an open and obvious hazard that you could have reasonably avoided.
If you did, in fact, step into an open and obvious hazard, your compensation can be reduced under Mississippi’s “pure comparative negligence” law. Therefore, it would be reduced based on your percentage of fault. For instance, if you suffer $10,000 in damages because you fell on a puddle in a store aisle, and you were 80 percent at fault, you could only recover $2,000.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of the negligence of a property owner or occupier in Mississippi, our firm can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
We can protect your rights in claims against property owners, landlords, security contractors, and others who owed a duty to look out for your safety on their premises.
Contact Abdalla Law, PLLC. Our initial consultations are always free and carry no further obligation.