A slip and fall accident lawyer in Huntsville may be able to help you after an accident. The Morris Bart law office represents personal injury victims in northern Alabama who seek compensation for treatment and care, lost wages, and other costs by filing an insurance claim or civil lawsuit.
To learn more, speak with a team member from our office for free. We offer consultations for fall victims who have questions or want to take legal action in their case. Assessments are by appointment only, but you can reach a member from our team for your case review now.
Compensation in Your Case Depends on Your Slip and Fall Injuries and Expenses
Each slip and fall accident is unique, and each circumstance must be investigated and valued independently. But generally, the recoverable damages in a fall case will depend on:
- The costs you incurred from the fall
- The severity of your injuries
- The strength of the evidence available
When we represent a victim of this type of injury accident, we can:
- Complete the documentation to prove their damages
- Use it to negotiate a fair and just settlement with the insurer
- Present it to the judge and jury to support an appropriate court award
Examples of specific expenses and losses available in a premises liability case include:
- Current medical costs
- Future treatment required for the injuries
- Ongoing care and support expenses
- Additional related costs
- Pain and suffering damages
Wrongful Death Slip and Fall
Alabama has a wrongful death law, Ala. Code § 6-5-410, which allows certain family members to seek particular types of compensation after losing a loved one in a premises liability accident such as a fall. Unlike most states, Alabama only allows families to recover punitive damages in these cases.
To learn more about your legal options and recoverable losses, speak with a team member from our Huntsville office. We provide complimentary consultations and allow victims to discuss their fall injuries with our staff for free. We may be able to help you with an insurance claim, premises liability lawsuit, or wrongful death action.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Accident lawyer serving Huntsville, call (256) 666-3010
Liability in Huntsville Fall Accident Cases
The party liable for a fall injury is generally the landowner, lessee, or occupier of the property. The state’s premises liability laws task them with ensuring the property receives proper maintenance and any unreasonable hazards get addressed as soon as possible.
When our slip and fall accident attorneys in Huntsville file claims for our clients, we identify the liable party and determine the cause of the fall.
Many types of hazards can cause falls and injuries ranging from relatively minor to catastrophic and even fatal. The causes of fall accidents may include:
Slip and Falls
- Tracked rain or snow
- Icy surfaces
- Poor cleaning or waxing technique
- Slip surfaces with additional tread
Trip and Falls
- Items in the walkway
- Torn carpet or broken tile
- Uneven or cracked sidewalks
- Potholes or other holes in the ground
- Cords across walkways
- Unmarked step-ups
Falls from a Height
- Missing or broken railings
- Porch or deck collapse
- Uneven stairs
- Poor lighting on steps
- Unsecure banisters or stair rails
If you fell while on someone else’s property, you may be able to file an insurance claim and recover money to pay for your medical bills, time missed at work, and more. You may not need to sue the landowner or lessee to secure payment for your expenses and losses in many cases.
Morris Bart’s slip and fall accident lawyers in Huntsville navigate the claims process for injured victims of this type of accident regularly.
There Are Timelines You Must Meet to Take Your Case to Trial
In most cases under Alabama civil codes, you only have up to two years to file a lawsuit based on your fall injuries. This includes two years from the accident in a personal injury case under Ala. Code § 6-2-38. Surviving family members also have two years to begin their wrongful death suit.
Some circumstances provide exceptions to these rules and can alter the timeline that applies in your case. But knowing what steps to take after a slip and fall will help the timeline move quicker. Let an attorney assess your legal options and determine how long you can wait to get started. You can speak with a team member for free.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC May Be Able to Help With Your Huntsville Fall Accident Case
The Morris Bart law firm team knows how to navigate the claims process and secure settlements and court awards for our clients after a serious fall injury. We have more than 40 years of handling cases for people injured in fall accidents in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama. We currently have 15 offices to serve clients.
We are a contingency-fee personal injury law firm. In 2019, we won more than 6,500 cases for our clients. Recoveries include:
- $852,845 for neck, back, and facial injuries suffered in a New Orleans traffic accident
- $650,000 for several broken bones, punctured lungs, and other serious injuries sustained in a Monroe, LA, drunk driving crash
- $640,000 in a workers’ compensation claim based on a Lafayette, LA, employee’s neck, back, and hip injuries and headaches
- $580,000 for neck injuries requiring surgery after a Hattiesburg, MS, collision
- $550,000 in a Shreveport, LA, hit and run accident that caused the victim to suffer a spinal injury that required surgery
- $490,000 for neck and back injuries in a truck crash in Hattiesburg, MS
Our clients have left hundreds of positive reviews online and recommend us to their friends and families regularly, a true test of how much they benefited from their relationship with our team.
If you were hurt in a fall accident in Huntsville or a nearby area, let our law firm review your case to see if we can help. Our initial consultations are free.
Connect With Our Team Serving Huntsville Today for Free
The Huntsville slip and fall accident lawyers at the Morris Bart law office provide complimentary case reviews for fall accident victims in north Alabama. We can meet with you by appointment only, but a member of our team is available to discuss your case when you call today. Call us or fill out our online contact form to get started.
Questions?Call (256) 666-3010
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