An Auburn slip and fall accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to develop a case and recover compensation on your behalf after a Lee County injury. Under Alabama law, you may be able to recover money for your medical care, pain and suffering, and more. A lawyer from our premises liability team can protect your rights and manage the claims process for you.
The Morris Bart law office provides free legal case consultations. Injured accident victims can speak with an attorney about their case and learn more about their options for seeking justice and compensation.
Compensation May Be Available Based on Your Auburn Fall
A strong insurance claim or lawsuit may allow you to recover compensation for many of the expenses and losses incurred due to your accident and injuries. We will identify your recoverable damages, value them, and seek an appropriate payout for you. This could include:
- Current and future medical bills for injury treatment
- Lost income and reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Other economic and intangible losses
What If My Family Member Died from Auburn Their Fall Injuries?
Alabama’s wrongful death law, Ala. Code § 6-5-410, allows the victim’s personal representative to file a wrongful death action to recover compensation for the legal heirs of the estate. However, this law is unusual because it does not allow victims to recover compensable damages. Instead, only punitive damages are available.
This requires us to convince the court that the at-fault party was particularly reckless if you are to recover compensation. One of our lawyers will discuss your case and options with you during your initial consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Accident lawyer serving Auburn, call (334) 523-0664
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Represents Slip and Fall Victims in Lee County
The attorneys from the Morris Bart law office near you can help you by:
- Reviewing your case and legal options
- Protecting your rights
- Managing all communication related to your claim
- Investigating the fall
- Identifying liable parties
- Filing a claim and demanding a payout or suing those responsible
When our team of premises liability lawyers represents you, we’ll fight for the best possible outcome in your case. We believe in holding the property owner or occupier legally responsible for their negligence and getting justice for those who suffered injuries because of it. Our case results show we are serious about the outcome of our clients’ cases, including recovering money damages equivalent to their losses.
Our clients also offer testimonials and reviews that demonstrate we meet our goals of providing the services they need and the compassion and support they deserve.
- “My attorney was kind, understanding. We had a good connection.” – Dianne G.
- “My attorney was very cooperative, interested in the case, called back in a timely manner, and updated me about my case. He carried the case a step further than I expected.” – Stephen D.
- “My attorney was very polite, handled the case in a timely manner, very informative, and a good attorney. Good personal skills.” – Norman P.
- “It was a great experience, and I appreciate everything you did for me.” – Akeem Y.
- “My attorney was excellent, and I loved how he handled my case. No stress. Gave the best advice.” – Amanda G.
In 2019, the Morris Bart law firm recovered compensation for more than 6,500 clients. We served each of these clients based on a contingency fee. We do not ask anyone to pay upfront, and we only charge attorney’s fees if we get money damages for the client. You have nothing to lose by working with our team.
Building a Slip and Fall Accident Injury Case
Falls can occur in many ways and cause a wide range of injuries. If a fall happens on someone else’s property because of a hazard the owner knew about or should have known about, the victim may have a negligence case against them. Proving this is not easy, though.
Generally, our attorneys must prove:
- There was a hazard.
- This hazard caused our client’s fall.
- Our client suffered injuries and other damages.
- The liable party was in control of the property, generally as the owner or leaseholder.
- The liable party or an employee knew about the hazard, or should have been aware of it, but took no preventative action.
The types of hazards that could support a premises liability fall claim include:
- Spills, leaks, and other slick substances
- Uneven sidewalks, flooring, or floor coverings
- Trip hazards in a walkway
- Poor lighting
- Unmarked and difficult-to-see changes in elevation, such as step-ups
- Broken or missing handrails and banisters
Pure Contributory Negligence in Alabama
Our attorneys know how to develop and prove slip and fall cases, but Alabama law adds another level of concern. Many fall claims involve shared fault. While the property owner may be negligent in creating or failing to address an unreasonable hazard, the victim plays a role, too if they were wearing inappropriate shoes, not watching where they stepped, or acting clumsy.
Alabama law supports pure contributory negligence. Under the Alabama Supreme Court decision in Golden v. McCurry (1980), victims cannot recover damages in a personal injury case if they contributed to causing their injuries in any way.
We can discuss how this could affect your claim during your free consultation and as your case moves forward.
How Long do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
Not all premises liability cases require a lawsuit. However, you have a limited time to decide to sue the property owner or another liable party after a fall. The statute of limitations in Alabama is two years from the accident date, per Ala. Code § 6-2-38. Exceptions could mean you have even less time under certain circumstances.
Speak to a Lawyer from Morris Bart & Associates, LLC
The Morris Bart law firm offers free consultations for injury victims hurt because of a property owner’s negligence. If you fell in Auburn or greater Lee County and have questions about your rights and opportunities for seeking compensation, we are here for you.
Call to speak to an attorney today for free.
Questions?Call (334) 523-0664
to find a Morris Bart office near you.