Helping You Hold Negligent Property Owners Accountable For Their Negligence

Many people assume that if they are injured in a store, parking lot or another person's home, the property owner will pay for their damages such as medical bills. Unfortunately, insurance companies typically refuse to pay injury claims until you can prove fault on the part of the property owner. This can be difficult to do without a lawyer's help.

At the law firm of Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, in Southaven, our lawyers handle slip-and-fall, trip-and-fall and other types of premises liability cases in North Mississippi and West Tennessee. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions.

What Is Premises Liability?

A property owner has a duty to protect guests from obvious dangers that could result in serious injury. This area of law, which is known as premises liability, applies to businesses, local governments, casinos, homeowners and other property owners.

To be held responsible, the property owner must be negligent. Just because you suffered an injury doesn't mean that the property owner was negligent. Examples of negligence include:

  • Failing to indicate a wet floor
  • Failing to maintain safe conditions on a property
  • Code violations such as missing handrails on stairs
  • Americans With Disabilities Act violations for walkways and entrances
  • Dog bites or animal attacks, as long as the guest did not taunt or abuse the animal
  • Employees not paying attention to stacking procedures or how they are handling items
  • Unsafe conditions or poorly trained staff at day care or child care facilities that lead to injuries

Our attorneys are experienced in negotiating with insurance companies to encourage them to do the right thing when an innocent person is injured. Damages are typically paid by homeowners or general business liability insurance.

We will seek damages that will cover all of your medical needs, including extensive care and treatment for catastrophic injuries.

If you suffered an injury on another person's property while performing your job, we can also help you manage a workers' compensation claim or apply for disability benefits, if your injuries were severe enough to warrant a claim.

Contact Our Attorneys Today

If you want peace of mind knowing that a property owner is being held accountable for their negligence and that the cost of your injuries is being adequately covered by insurance, contact our firm today.

Call 662-655-2115 (toll free 866-912-0408) or send us an email to set up a free and confidential consultation. There are no fees unless we recover compensation for you.