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Hattiesburg Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries with long-term complications. If you have been hurt in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability claim for compensation. Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC to find out about your options under the law.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not collect a fee unless we successfully recover compensation for you.
  • We limit our caseload to ensure that every client gets the attention they deserve.
  • We are available for questions or concerns 24/7 and respond to calls, texts and emails promptly.
  • We focus solely on personal injury law – It is all we do.

Why You Need a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

In a slip and fall accident case, it is not enough to show that you sustained injuries on someone else’s property. You must also satisfy all of the elements of a premises liability claim based on negligence. Slip and falls are time-sensitive, as evidence of a hazardous condition can be quickly cleaned up. The sooner you get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can investigate your accident and collect and preserve evidence, the better your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a legal concept that comes into play in personal injury claims when the injury was caused by a hazardous condition on the property of another person or entity. Like most personal injury cases, premises liability claims are based on negligence. To prevail, the injured person must prove that the property owner was negligent, and your injury resulted from that negligence.

Slip and Fall Accident Statistics

As stated by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI):

  • Slip and falls account for one million hospital emergency room visits per year.
  • Fractures occur in five percent of all people who fall.
  • More women will experience a slip and fall accident than men.
  • 85% of workers’ compensation claims can be attributed to workers slipping on slick floors.
  • 22% of slip and fall accidents result in more than 31 days away from work.
  • Medical costs and compensation associated with employee slip and fall accidents amount to approximately $70 billion annually.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

A variety of dangerous conditions on the property of another can lead to serious slip and fall accidents. Common causes include:

  • Spills on the floor
  • Icy walkways and entrances
  • Floors that have been recently mopped or waxed
  • Loose flooring
  • Unsecured carpeting
  • Stairway defects
  • Debris in walkways

What Must You Prove to Win a Slip and Fall Accident Case?

The fact that you slipped and fell on someone else’s property does not automatically mean that the property owner was negligent. Likewise, just because a dangerous condition exists on the property does not mean the property owner is liable for your injuries. To win, you must also show that:

  • The property owner knew, or should reasonably have known, that the property was in an unsafe condition; and
  • The owner still failed to take the necessary steps to remedy the problem.

Call The Penton Law Group, PLLC for Help

Slip and fall accidents can cause fractures, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage and other serious injuries. If you have suffered a slip and fall because of hazardous conditions on someone else’s property, call The Penton Law Group, PLLC as soon as possible. Our Hattiesburg premises liability lawyers can advise you of your legal rights.