Slip and Fall Injury
Southaven, MS Personal Injury Attorney
A slip and fall accident can leave you with unexpected medical bills, time away from work, and life-changing injuries. You likely feel frustrated with the negligence that caused the injury, confused about the legal actions you can take, and worried that you won’t be able to stay afloat financially. We believe you need to focus more on healing and less on worrying. That’s where The Stroud Law Firm comes in to help.
“Slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accidents happen daily across the country, and they often result in serious personal injury. In fact, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury and account for the greatest number of traumatic brain injury-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations.
Most falls occur outside of the home, in places like parking lots, grocery stores, casinos, office buildings, hotels, hospitals, nightclubs, malls, and schools. However, while not as common, people are routinely injured following a fall at someone else’s home.
Can I recover from a store for injuries sustained when I slipped on a spilled liquid and fell?
The most common misconception by the public today is that “if I am injured on someone’s property, they are responsible for my injuries.” While there are certain injuries that demand compensation from a landowner, the law does not impose liability on a landowner under all circumstances. At The Stroud Law Firm, we understand what is required in order to pursue a slip and fall case, and we have successfully litigated many of these cases. Examples of the types of cases that can impose liability on the landowner include the following:
- Injuries from slipping on recently mopped flooring
- Injuries from defective stairs or curbing
- Injuries from non-slip resistant or ADA deficient bathrooms/bathtubs
- Injuries from parking lot defects
- Injuries from tripping over store merchandise corrals or barricades
- Injuries resulting from building or city safety code violations
- Injuries from falling merchandise
- Inadequate security cases (ex. Assault in a store or parking lot that would most likely have not occurred if the store had provided an “on duty” security guard)
- Swimming pool accidents—death from inadequate supervision or homeowner neglect
- All homeowner liability claims
The law in both Mississippi and Tennessee places a duty upon a property owner to keep his/her property in a safe condition and to take reasonable measures to eliminate hazardous conditions on their property.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury while on someone else’s property in Southaven, DeSoto County, Horn Lake, Hernando, Olive Branch, or another Northern Mississippi or Memphis metro-area community, contact the Southaven personal injury lawyers at The Stroud Law Firm today. We can help you heal physically, emotionally, and financially.