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Trip Accident Lawyers

Hold Property Owners Accountable for Their Negligence in Southaven and Hernando

Have you recently tripped and fell? In addition to being embarrassed, you may have experienced more serious issues as well. Over one million Americans trip and fall or slip and fall each year. About 20% of these victims suffer moderate to severe injuries such as bruising, traumatic brain injuries, or fractures. Most commonly, these fractures occur in the spine, arm, leg, hip, hand, or pelvis. As people age, they become more prone to medical issues after tripping.

Property owners are required to maintain their premises to avoid serious injuries. If you were hurt because someone failed to keep a reasonable standard of care, you have the right to seek compensation. The property owner may be liable for all of your future medical costs, lost wages, hospital bills, and even general damages such as loss of enjoyment of life. Reach out to Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman PLLC today to see if you have a case. You only have three years from the time of your injury to file a lawsuit.

Types of Trip & Fall Accidents

Trip and fall accidents can occur almost anywhere. In order to prove that the property owner is responsible, you will need to show how proper maintenance could have prevented the accident.

Some common trip and fall hazards are:

  • Defective staircases

  • Tears in rugs or carpet

  • Exposed cords on the ground

  • Objects in pathways

  • Loose or broken floors

  • Thresholds

Trip hazards should be repaired when they are detected or marked to warn visitors of danger. This can include removing the hazard, repairing the hazard, or posting a sign.

Proving Negligence in Trip and Fall Cases

Just because you were injured on another person’s property does not mean that you are automatically entitled to compensation. That is why it is important to hire an accomplished lawyer. We need to show the judge that the property owner was aware of a danger on the premises and did not make reasonable efforts to fix the problem. Our team takes the time to make our clients comfortable. We will listen to you and work hard to seek a settlement that can help you get your life back on track.

Our Southaven and Hernando trip and fall accident lawyers are available to help. Contact us at 662-222-0597 right now.

The Representation You Need

  • Each case works off contingency fees. This means that you pay nothing unless we recover for your case.
  • Our team has extensive trial experience. We believe that a jury of twelve fellow citizens is the fairest way ever devised to get you the justice you deserve.
  • When you talk, we listen. Our attorneys treat each and every client's case as unique and provide you personalized care.
  • Our firm is the joining of two legacy practices. Together we bring over 100 years of combined experience to each and every case we handle.

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