Accidents on Dangerous Properties in Mississippi
If you were hurt at a business, a community center, a government building, an apartment building, even at a private home because of unsafe conditions on the property, you may be able to get money for your injuries.
Accidents DO happen, and not every accident or injury is someone’s fault. But there are times when it IS someone’s fault and they can be held legally liable because:
- They knew of the unsafe condition but didn’t take action to fix it or warn people (that’s why stores put out signs saying “wet floor” to warn people to take extra care)
- There were safety violations (for example, burned out lights or broken handrails in a stairwell of a public building)
- An employee of the property owner created the unsafe condition (for example, leaving boxes in a store aisle where people could trip over them)
If you were seriously hurt because a business or building owner was careless, talk to an attorney to see if you have a premises liability claim. Call or email me, Tupelo injury lawyer Missy McKinney. I represent everyday people throughout northeastern Mississippi, from Tupelo to Corinth to Aberdeen and everywhere in between. You can trust me to get you the money you deserve for medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
After an Injury from Dangerous Property Conditions: First Things First
- Report the injury to the store owner, property manager or property owner (and document the date you notified them). They will need to notify their insurer.
- If possible, take pictures of the dangerous situation. Property owners can quickly become motivated to make repairs when faced with a lawsuit. Those photos will be important to prove that a dangerous condition existed.
- Take your injury seriously. Get a doctor to look at it sooner rather than later. Were you hit in the head by falling merchandise at a box store? Cut by sharp shelving? A lot of people want to “walk it off” or “see if it gets better” so they put off seeing a doctor. But a head injury could be a concussion. A laceration can result in a serious infection and lasting scars. Before you decide its “no big deal,” check in with a doctor and find out for sure.
Now your job is to get better. Leave the rest to me.
Getting You the Money You Deserve
If you were injured on a dangerous property, it’s usually not the property owner who will pay for your damages – it’s their insurance company. A big part of my job, then, is gathering the evidence of property owner negligence to make the case to the insurer about why you should be paid.
I also gather your medical records and bills, proof of lost wages, and other expenses for which you should be reimbursed. I handle all the negotiations for you so you don’t need to fight with a big insurance company. I have a long track record of successfully negotiating good settlements for my clients in a lot of different kinds of property cases, such as:
- Slip and fall or trip and fall
- Falls on stairs or broken sidewalks
- Falling merchandise at big box stores
- Dog bites
The vast majority of personal injury and premises liability cases are resolved in negotiation, not in court. Occasionally a slip and fall case needs to go to court for trial because the insurance company just won’t pay what the injured person should receive. If the insurance company or other party is fighting against paying you the money you need, you can have peace of mind that you have an experienced trial attorney representing you. You will have a fighter in your corner every step of the way to get you the money you deserve.
Contact a Corinth Premises Liability Attorney in North Mississippi
Call 662-214-9815 to talk to me about whether you have a good injury claim because of a property owner’s negligence. I’ll listen carefully and give you my honest opinion about whether you have a good case. I help people in the Tupelo area and in communities across northeastern Mississippi. Or contact me online to schedule a phone call, a Skype call, or face-to-face meeting.