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Premises Liability

Property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for invited guests or those who are expected to come on the property for business and public purposes. If the property owner knows of any dangers, he must restrict access or warn others to stay away. If the owner fails to keep the property in good condition and repair, the he or she is liable for any injuries sustained as a result of those defects. Such dangers and defects include—

  • Wet or slippery floors or stairways
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Broken or missing guard railings
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Electrical cords, wires, or appliances
  • Hot water or surfaces

These dangers and defects can cause people to trip or slip and fall, and often result in serious personal injuries, such as—

  • Broken bones
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Burns and scarring
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Paralysis
  • Internal organ damage

Whether your injury occurred at a retail store, professional office, an apartment building, condominium, hotel or motel, at work, or on a construction site, you need to begin your investigation as soon as possible after your injury occurs. Otherwise, evidence can be lost or misplaced in the weeks following the accident.

Civil trial lawyer helping injured Mississippi and Gulf Coast residents

Determining how and why a serious premises liability injury occurred requires an investigation into business records and practices, as well as hospital and medical records. The personal injury attorney at Van Cleave Law has conducted hundreds of such investigations throughout Mississippi and the Gulf Coast. We help our clients collect the documents and witness statements necessary to prove their cases against careless or negligent building owners and managers.

Put our experience and reputation to work for you

Van Cleave Law has the training, experience, and resources necessary to investigate and prove your premises liability claim. Contact us to schedule your free initial consultation to evaluate your claim today.