Who is Responsible?

who is responsible

Do you know who is responsible when there is an injury on your property?

Spring is here and most of us are outside, soaking up the sun after a long and cold winter. But do you know what to do if you’re injured while helping your neighbor remove a tree from their yard? Or what about if your landscaper is injured while working in your yard?

In Mississippi, when a person is injured on the premises of another, the duty owed depends on whether the person is an invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser at the time of the injury.  Generally speaking, social guests to your home are considered licensees with a lesser duty owed, while contractors are considered invitees with a higher duty owed.

As good citizens, we should all do our part to kept our premises safe for visitors.

An attorney can also help you explore your rights if you were injured on someone else’s property or if someone was injured on your property. Our attorneys can help you determine whether you have a case and can help you file a lawsuit if you do.