Premises liability lawsuits include cases where individuals are injured on the premises owned by another. Examples of premises liability cases include slip and falls, trip and falls, ATV accidents and swimming pool drowning cases. Premises liability cases can result in serious, life changing injuries as well as significant medical bills and lost wages.
The most common premises liability cases are those arising from slip and falls and trip and falls. To prevail in a slip and fall case or a trip and fall case in Mississippi, the jury must first find that a dangerous condition existed on the property. Next, the jury must find that either the property owner created the dangerous condition which caused the injury, or that the property owner knew about the dangerous condition yet failed to correct it, or, third, that the dangerous condition existed for a long enough time that the property owner should have know of its existence on the property.
If the jury finds that a dangerous condition existed and that at least one of the three theories of negligence is applicable, then the jury can award money to the injured person to compensate him or her for the injuries suffered. The jury’s verdict can include compensation for both past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent impairment, and lost wages caused by missing work due to the physical injuries.
Located one county south of the Tunica County, Mississippi casinos, the trial attorneys of Merkel & Cocke have successfully represented scores of persons injured while visiting the casinos, as well as persons injured at various department stores. Merkel & Cocke’s attorneys’ over 150 years of combined experience have resulted in successful recoveries for its clients in slip and fall and trip and fall cases all over Northern Mississippi and the Mississippi Delta.
Most slip and fall type lawsuits in Mississippi are governed by a three year statute of limitations, which means, in most instances, your lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date of the fall that resulted in injury. However, in some cases, the deadline to file your lawsuit could be as short as one year. Therefore, you need to contact one of Merkel & Cocke’s slip and fall attorneys today for a free consultation.
Merkel & Cocke’s team of trial lawyers represent those injured in premises liability cases all over the Mississippi Delta and Northern Mississippi, including Clarksdale, Cleveland, Greenville, Batesville, Oxford, Pontotoc, Tupelo, Corinth, Grenada, Vicksburg, Tunica, Southaven, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Senatobia and Holly Springs, as well as Memphis, Tennessee and Helena, Arkansas.
If you have been injured and believe you have a premises liability claim, please contact us today for a free consultation. Put Merkel & Cocke’s over 150 years of combined experience to work for you.