Premises liability covers accidents caused by a property owner’s failure to keep a location safe, such as not clearing walkways or letting a dangerous dog roam free. Your injuries make you a victim of negligence, and negligence could qualify you for compensation.
The team at the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help if you were injured because of a property owner’s negligence. A Birmingham premises liability attorney can help you collect damages related to your injuries and hold the liable party responsible.
Pursuing Compensation When You’re Injured
Compensation through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit can reimburse you for bills you paid and bills you need to pay, such as:
- ER trips
- Diagnostic tests
- Prescription medication
Damages extend beyond just paying off invoices. Premises liability injuries can affect your livelihood and relationships, as well as mental health. These non-economic damages compensate you for:
- Time off work
- Pain and suffering
- Impacts on quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Depending on how you were injured, you may no longer be able to work in the same job or have the same intimate relationships. Talk to a premises liability attorney in Birmingham about these facets of your suffering so we can include them in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Premises Liability lawyer serving Birmingham, call (205) 380-4158
You Have a Right to Legal Help in Pursuing Damages
Insurance companies might lowball you with a settlement offer. Another prominent tactic is to convince you not to involve lawyers. You may encounter this from the property owner as well. However, hiring a lawyer is your right.
Our personal injury law firm can help protect your rights in many ways. More than just negotiating a settlement, we can:
- Gather evidence
- Assign a case value
- Interview witnesses
- Investigate the owner
- Consult experts
- Act as intermediary
- Draft and file paperwork
- Prep for trial
With a little digging, we can determine if other accidents occurred on the property or if the property has code violations. We can track down medical specialists to testify about your injuries and any future financial losses you might have due to the accident. In short, you’re not alone during your case. We utilize resources and experts when we take on your case.
Contact our team if you experience:
- Lowball offers
- Pressure or intimidation
- Denial of your claim
- Settlement disputes
- Difficulty obtaining evidence
A Morris Bart premises liability lawyer in Birmingham can stand up for you against any of these issues.
Birmingham Premises Liability FAQ
Are you aware of your legal options if you slip, trip, and fall in a public place or on someone else’s property? Get answers to your frequently asked questions about holding property owners liable from a Birmingham premises liability lawyer.
Who Is Responsible for Your Injuries?
After digging into your case, we can narrow down who might be responsible for your injuries. We most commonly hold property owners liable, with walkways, pools, and pets posing potential risks.
However, your accident may have been a combination of factors. Some other possible liable parties include:
- Employees and staff
- Product designers
- Equipment manufacturers
- Security guards
Premises liability covers a variety of risks, which means each case could be different. The above parties could be held accountable for negligent conditions like:
- Crowded walkways
- Uneven flooring
- Leaks and puddles
- Faulty equipment
- Loose railings
- Lack of lighting
- Dog bites
- Lack of security
- Pool accidents
Your case may even be a combination of negligent parties and actions. Sorting out the contributing factors that led to your injury is part of our job. While you focus on recovery, we focus on pinpointing who to hold liable.
Can Compensation Cover Future Expenses?
Premises liability injuries can have future complications. For instance, slip and fall injuries can cause health complications in older adults, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that burden victims for years. Moreover, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one fall doubles the risk of falling again.
By consulting your doctors, we can determine how your injuries may affect you in the future, and seek damages should you face the following expenses:
- Reconstructive surgery
- Illness recurrence
Insurance companies may pressure you to settle quickly for a seemingly attractive sum. However, once you settle, you will not be able to seek further compensation should unforeseen complications arise.
Don’t Forget the Statute of Limitations
In Alabama, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit after an accident, though some circumstances can shorten that window (Ala. Code § 6-2-38).
You may never need to file, but keeping this deadline in mind is extremely important. In many cases, it may dictate when you or your attorney may use certain negotiating tactics with insurance companies and negligent parties.
Even if you think you won’t need to file a lawsuit, you can still consult our team for help. A lawyer from our team can negotiate with the other party and provide crucial backup in disagreements.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Is Available With One Click or Call
In choosing a premises liability attorney in Birmingham, look for lawyers with experience in the practice area. You want a team that keeps you in the loop every step of the way.
For over 40 years, the lawyers and staff at the Morris Bart law office have handled slip and fall and premises liability cases, and we pride ourselves on being accessible to anyone who needs aid. We offer:
- Free initial consultations
- Payment on a contingency basis
- Easy online form
We know you have questions about bills, rights, liability, filing deadlines, etc. We want to arm you with information as quickly and easily as possible.
Take Advantage of Our Decades of Experience With a Free Case Review
At the Morris Bart law firm, we prioritize communication and convenience for our clients. Call our office or fill out our online contact form today to learn how one of our premises liability lawyers in Birmingham can help you seek financial, medical, and emotional recovery after an accident.
Questions?Call (205) 380-4158
to find a Morris Bart office near you.