Injured Due to a Slip and Fall?
When you visit a public place, such as a grocery store, you expect to get your item, pay for it and to continue on with your daily dealings. Typically, you do not expect to sustain any form of injuries simply by visiting a public place; however, there are some cases in which you may, such as slip and fall accidents. Though some slip and fall accidents may not be detrimental, there are many that are. Not only do you sustain physical injuries, but you also may sustain emotional and financial injuries as well. Though this can be a frustrating time for you, you may be able to eliminate some medical cost as well as be compensated for your pain and suffering related to the slip and fall.
Slip and Fall Cases
Slip and fall injuries occur numerous times, every day. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, such as at: gas stations; grocery stores; casinos; restaurants; typically, any place that is considered a public place. Though men and women, both, incur slip and fall injuries, according to the National Floor Safety Institute, statistically, more women experience slip and fall accidents, especially while at work. When these incidents occur, hip fractures are the most serious injury which leads to bigger health problems and sometimes death, depending on the age of the victim.
Public places and property owners have a duty to ensure that their property is safe for most people that come on it. When property owners fail to ensure that their property is safe, they may be held liable for any injury that occurs while on the property and may be exposed to a lawsuit under the theory of negligence. Typically for negligence actions, a claimant must bring suit within three years of the occurrence of the accident. If the action is not brought within that time period, the claim may be barred. If you are successful in a negligence action, you may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, as well as for pain and suffering, and possibly, emotional distress. That is why it is invaluable to seek legal representation.
Need Legal Advice?
Slip and fall accidents are never easy for you or for your family. Slip and fall injuries may involve medical costs, humiliation, and emotional damage associated with it. Though your slip and fall injury may have left you in financial woes, you may be entitled to adequate compensation. It is true that not all slip and fall cases may result in a lawsuit, but that is why it is beyond beneficial to seek legal advice. Contact an experienced Mississippi slip and fall attorney at The Law Offices of Judy Guice to determine the best ways to strategize about the best possible outcomes for your case. Reach out to our office today for an initial consultation.