Charlotte, NC asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi

Q: Do I have a case if I slipped at the Dollar general parking lot due to an oil spill in there parking area

The oil spill was in the parking lot but tracked up to the front door by other customers I slipped right in the front door and the manager at the time was right at the back at the front door and seen the whole thing unfold I didn't seek medical treatment at the time because I did not realize the extent of my injuries since then I've had to change positions on my job due to the fact that I'm not able to do t or have the ability to do the job .This month will make a year do I still have a case can I sue them? I Continue to have problems with my back and I don't see him getting better in the future… I have three witnesses and one of them is including the manager on duty at the time which no longer works for Dollar general but she said she would not have a problem testifying for me. Isn't there a law for premises liability of some sort?

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Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
  • Gulfport, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: There is not enough information to state if you do or do not have a claim. Was a report made, also in Mississippi you need to prove how the oil got there, how long it had been there and if the establishment had any knowledge of the area before the fall occurred. You need to contact an attorney and make an appointment so they can conduct of investigation and see if you have a pursable case.

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