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Understanding Your Rights if You Are the Victim of Premises Liability

Understanding Your Rights if You Are the Victim of Premises Liability

Understanding Your Rights if You Are the Victim of Premises Liability

Many people think that if they suffer an injury at another person’s home or business, the owner is automatically responsible for their injuries. But, that is not how the law works. Premises liability law states that business owners and homeowners have a duty to warn visitors of dangers that they are aware of. So, not only do you have to show that you were injured on the property you have to be able to show negligence on the behalf of the business owner or homeowner.

How to Prove Negligence
If you are injured at someone’s home or at a business, there are some steps you should take in order to help prove negligence on the owner’s part. These steps are:

  • Take photographs of what caused your injury. For instance, if you slipped, take a picture of where you slipped or what caused you to slip.
  • Get contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible, especially if you suffered a severe injury. Keep a record of what the doctor says and your visits.
  • Try not to give statements to the insurance company. Many insurance companies reach out in order to get you to say things that can be later used against you.
  • Reach out to Mestayer Law Firm and consult with an experienced lawyer.


Mestayer & Associates provides civil litigation for clients throughout the Gulf Coast area including Pascagoula, Biloxi, and Gulfport. If you have been injured at a business or while at someone’s home due to negligence, call us today at 228-762-1193 or visit www.pascagoulalaw.com. We are your legal experts! You can also visit our office located at 2128 Ingalls Ave. in Pascagoula, Mississippi. We look forward to talking with you!

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