Skilled Slip and Fall Lawyers for Assistance with Your Injury
Rely on the law firm trusted by other lawyers in your premises liability case
People slip and fall down every day. Most often, these incidents are due to carelessness or clumsiness, but sometimes a slip and fall results from the negligence of a property owner. When an owner’s failure to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner leads to injury, they can be held liable for the related costs.
Slip and fall cases are challenging to prove, which is why accident victims need serious representation from experienced Mississippi slip and fall lawyers. At Merkel & Cocke, P.A., we have been committed to helping injured clients for more than 30 years. Trust our reputable legal team with your case.
Why you need a lawyer following a slip and fall
Whether shopping at your local Kroger, taking a dip in your neighbor’s pool, or visiting one of the beachfront hotels of the Gulf Coast, when slip and fall injuries occur, many people question whether or not to consult an attorney. While every case is different, the short answer is that it depends on the circumstances surrounding your fall.
If you are solely at fault, it is unlikely that there are any liable third parties to hold accountable. However, if your accident resulted from someone else’s negligence, we can assist you in obtaining the compensation your injuries deserve. At Merkel & Cocke, our legal team has seen slip and fall injuries resulting from various issues, including:
- Spills left on a grocery market floor
- Icy walkways and entrances
- Swimming pool defects or dangers
- Loose flooring
- Stairway defects
- Unsecured carpeting
- Items falling from tall store shelves
We take the time to gather all information relevant to your injury, so we can make an accurate identification of all responsible parties. We then work collectively to establish the best strategy for your case. With our team on your side, you benefit from more than 200 years of combined legal experience.
Why premises liability matters in a slip and fall claim
Owners have a responsibility to the people who visit their properties. Whether the party is a homeowner or the owner of a business establishment, the individual or company has a duty to maintain the premises in a safe manner. When owners and managers ignore this legal duty of care and allow dangers to persist on their properties, they can be held liable for any injury or wrongful death that results. This is called premises liability, and it is the basis for a slip and fall claim.
Our seasoned attorneys help injured parties successfully assert these claims by proving the following elements:
- The injury resulted from a hazard on the owner’s property.
- The injury did not result from the victim’s own actions or carelessness.
- The owner knew or should have known that the defect existed.
- The owner negligently failed to remedy the problem in a timely manner.
Proving these elements can be challenging, but our legal team has the knowledge and skill to get you the results you deserve. We are the law firm that other lawyers turn to for assistance with their most complex cases.
Contact our Mississippi slip and fall accident attorneys for help today
When a slip and fall accident leaves you injured, the reputable attorneys of Merkel & Cocke help you pursue the compensation you need. We represent clients from our home offices in Jackson and Clarksdale, where we also assist injured parties throughout Mississippi, including Tupelo, and across the Gulf Coast region. We also handle slip and fall injury cases in Tennessee and Arkansas. Call us today at 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about how we can help you.