Mississippi Slip and Fall Attorneys
We know that getting hurt is terrible. It is also frustrating that, because of someone else’s carelessness, you slipped and hurt yourself. We know how awful you must feel. Our Mississippi slip and fall attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call today for a free consultation.
Defining a Slip and Fall Claim
Slip and fall claims are brought against a liable party who is responsible for your injury.
To determine if you may be eligible for a claim, ask yourself these questions:
- Have I slipped or tripped on something?
- Did I get seriously hurt because of this accident?
- Did I slip or trip because of a hazard that wasn’t taken care of by someone who should’ve addressed it?
If you are answering yes to these questions, you likely are going to be able to file for a slip and fall claim.
During your first free consultation with your Mississippi slip and fall attorneys, you can discuss all the details about your accident.
We will want to know:
- Where did you hurt yourself?
- What did you slip or trip over?
- Whose property did this happen on?
- How badly were you hurt?
Our goal is to figure out against whom we are bringing our claim. It could be a municipality. It could be a homeowner. That’s all in the details of your claim.
You are essentially asking the liable party’s insurance company to compensate you for your damages. That’s the basis of these claims.
What You Can Do to Improve the Success of Your Claim
You are not helpless. There are things you can do that will help you have a successful claim. Here are a few steps you should take right after you’re hurt:
- Collect evidence
- Report your accident
- See a doctor
- Call a lawyer
These steps are generally true for most personal injury cases.
You should not leave the place where you were hurt without collecting evidence. You can do this by taking pictures of what you fell over or what you slipped in. This could be a broken up sidewalk, or it could be a broken jar of liquid at a store. Make sure you have a photo and video of the scene.
If you’re at a store or public place, don’t leave without reporting your accident. For example, if you fell in a restaurant you’d want to talk to the proprietor or supervisor and have them fill out an accident report.
Perhaps the most important step you can take for yourself is to get to a doctor. Maybe that means you go to the ER. You might go to the urgent care. You can also head to your primary care physician. You have to get your injuries treated as soon as you possibly can.
Another crucial step to take in this time is to talk to a Mississippi slip and fall lawyer. Get that going right away. If you want fair compensation, you have to have a trial lawyer on your side.
Why to Hire a Slip and Fall Lawyer
There are many benefits of hiring a Mississippi slip and fall lawyer. You have likely never filed a slip and fall claim before. They can be complicated. We wouldn’t expect you to become an overnight expert in a slip and fall case and be able to sufficiently represent yourself in these cases. Also, you likely don’t have the time to fully commit to learning how to defend yourself successfully.
We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. We have handled so many cases in slip and fall. We don’t let the insurance company steamroll you. We fight back to make sure you get results that are both full and fair. If you do this without the help of a lawyer, you are likely not going to get the results that you deserve.
Two Bad Moves to Avoid
There are two huge mistakes we see people make often that we want to urge you to avoid making.
The first mistake we want you to avoid is talking to the insurance company that represents the liable party. They will reach out to you asking for a recorded statement. Do NOT give them one. They are trying to get you to say something that will get your case thrown out or reduce your compensation.
Another massive mistake is avoiding going to the doctor. You make yourself seem suspicious to the insurance company when you do this. They are looking for any reason to throw out your case. Even if you haven’t gone to the doctor because you need to care for and provide for your family, the insurance won’t see it that way. They will see it as an opportunity to claim that you’re lying about your injuries. We don’t want to see that happen to you.
Call Our Mississippi Slip and Fall Attorneys Today
You are a priority. We won’t let the insurance company leave you high and dry. It is our job to protect your rights. If you feel like you are eligible for a slip and fall claim, please call us right away. We will sit down during a free consultation to talk about how to get started. Contact our Mississippi slip and fall attorneys today.