Average Premises Liability Lawsuit Amount in Mississippi

Average Premises Liability Lawsuit Amount in Mississippi

When an injury occurs on someone else’s property due to unsafe conditions or negligence, it can lead to a premises liability lawsuit. In Mississippi, the outcome of such lawsuits can vary significantly, depending on the circumstances of the case, the severity of the injuries, and the degree of negligence involved.

At Brown, Bass & Jeter, our premises liability attorneys are dedicated to helping victims understand their rights and potential compensation under Mississippi law. This guide explores the typical financial compensation victims may expect from premises liability lawsuits, providing insight into how these amounts are calculated and what factors influence the final settlement.

Average Premises Liability Lawsuit Amount in Mississippi

What Are the Average Premises Liability Verdicts in Mississippi?

The average premises liability verdict in Mississippi can vary significantly based on factors such as the severity of the injury, the circumstances of the accident, and the evidence presented in court.

Compensation in premises liability cases typically ranges widely. For moderate injuries, such as fractures or temporary medical conditions, settlements can range from $30,000 to $100,000.

Severe cases involving permanent disabilities or chronic conditions may see verdicts from $100,000 to over $1 million, depending on the specifics of the case and the impact on the victim’s life.

More severe cases, especially those involving spinal injuries or significant long-term harm, have seen higher settlements and verdicts, potentially reaching up to $2 million or more.

Personal Injury Settlement Amounts Brown, Bass & Jeter Has Obtained

  • $1,350,000 settlement: A toddler tragically drowned in an apartment complex swimming pool.
  • $650,000 settlement: A tenant’s guest was shot in the head at an apartment complex.
  • $120,000 settlement: A cruise ship guest slipped and fell in a puddle of water and sustained injuries.

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What Damages Can Be Recovered in Mississippi Premises Liability Cases?

Victims of premises liability cases may be entitled to recover various types of damages, depending on the specifics of their case.

Here are the primary categories of damages that can be awarded:

Medical Bills and Expenses

This includes costs for all medical care associated with the injury, such as hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any future medical treatments required due to the injury.

Lost Wages and Earning Capacity

If the injury results in time away from work, the victim can claim compensation for lost wages. Additionally, if the injury affects the victim’s ability to earn money in the future, compensation for lost earning capacity can also be sought.

Pain and Suffering

This non-economic damage compensates the victim for the physical and emotional distress caused by the injury. It covers the pain and discomfort during the injury and its aftermath, as well as the potential long-term effects.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

If the injuries impact the victim’s ability to enjoy daily activities and pleasures of life that were possible before the accident, compensation can be awarded.

Punitive Damages

Although less common, punitive damages may be awarded in cases where the defendant’s actions were particularly reckless or egregious. These are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.

Wrongful Death

In tragic circumstances where an injury leads to a fatality, the victim’s family may pursue damages for wrongful death. These can include funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship.

It’s important to note that Mississippi has a cap on damages in lawsuits against government entities.

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Factors that Affect Premises Liability Compensation

The compensation awarded in premises liability cases can be influenced by a variety of factors.

Here are some key factors that can affect the settlement amounts in premises liability lawsuits:

Severity of the Injury

The nature and severity of the injuries sustained play a critical role in determining compensation. Generally, more severe injuries result in higher medical expenses and potentially long-term care needs, which can increase the compensation value.

Liability and Negligence

Mississippi follows a comparative negligence rule, which means that the compensation can be reduced if the injured party is found to be partly at fault for the accident. The degree to which each party is at fault will significantly influence the settlement amount.

Proof of Negligence

The ability of the victim to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazardous condition and failed to address it can affect the outcome. Strong evidence of negligence can lead to higher compensation.

Factors that Affect Premises Liability Compensation

Medical Documentation

Comprehensive and detailed medical records that link the injuries directly to the accident can increase the likelihood of recovering higher damages. Inadequate documentation might reduce the claim’s credibility and the compensation awarded.

Insurance Coverage

Cases involving insured properties might result in higher settlements due to the availability of insurance funds compared to those where the defendant has limited personal assets.

How Long Can a Premises Liability Case Take to Settle?

The duration of a premises liability accident can vary significantly depending on several factors. Generally, these cases can take anywhere from a few months to several years to resolve.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally three years from the date of the injury. This time frame applies to most personal injury claims, including those arising from accidents, negligence, and premises liability.

It’s important for plaintiffs to file their lawsuit within this period, as failing to do so typically results in the loss of the right to seek compensation from the defendant.

Find Out How Much Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Is Worth

Determining the potential worth of a personal injury lawsuit involves a careful examination of various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the circumstances of the incident, any lasting effects, and the coverage of the defendant’s insurance policy.

Experienced attorneys play a crucial role in navigating the complexities of personal injury claims and achieving fair compensation for your losses.

For a personalized evaluation of your case and to better understand what your personal injury lawsuit might be worth, contact the legal team at Brown, Bass & Jeter. We are ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Call us today or fill out the form below to schedule your free consultation. Let us help you take the crucial first steps toward recovery and justice.

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