Establishing A Strong Premises Liability Claim

Property owners and residents have a responsibility to keep their property free from anticipated dangers. However, their degree of responsibility greatly varies by situation and the persons involved.

If you are injured on commercial or residential property due to the owner's negligence, you may be able to claim compensation after your accident. Herring Chapman, PA, will carefully investigate your case to determine whether you have a claim. If you have a premises liability claim under Mississippi law, our experienced trial attorneys can develop a strong case strategy to protect your interests either in or out of court.

Understanding The Injured Party's Classification

When an individual is injured on another party's property, Mississippi law labels them as an invitee, licensee or trespasser. Designation is determined as follows:

  • An invitee is expressly invited onto the premises such as a store customer.
  • A licensee is on the property as a social guest, for their own benefit or pleasure.
  • A trespasser is not invited onto the property, and the owner does not anticipate their presence. This could be an intruder or an individual who enters an off-limits location.

The duty a property owner owes an injured individual differs depending upon their classification. A property owner must take an invitee's safety into consideration, but is not held to the same standard with a trespasser. Children are given special consideration in this matter.

Crafting A Results-Oriented Case Strategy

After we determine whether you were an invitee, licensee or trespasser, we can evaluate the rest of your accident to develop a strong case. Our results-oriented attorneys will work to establish that the property owner owed you a duty of care to protect your health and failed to do so. This can apply to a number of scenarios, including:

  • Slipping and falling on water or ice
  • Tripping and falling on debris
  • Assault due to negligent security measures
  • A loved one's death after a serious accident

Our firm has represented personal injury victims since 1998. We know the intricacies of Mississippi's premises liability law and will evaluate your case from all angles to develop a case strategy.

While we are skilled negotiators, our litigation attorneys are first and foremost trial lawyers. We can represent clients in state and federal court, as well as the court of appeals. Herring Chapman, PA, can guide you through the complex legal process and uphold your rights.

Contact Us For Knowledgeable Legal Guidance

If you were injured on another party's property, call our Tupelo office at 662-842-1617 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.