Injuries from a slip and fall on property belonging to someone else can make you eligible for a legal claim for compensation from the property owners or managers. When property owners do not maintain their property, make repairs, or otherwise warn people of hazards, injury victims may be able to hold them accountable for their actions.
A premises liability lawyer from the Morris Bart law office serving Mobile can represent your interests and work to get compensation for you in your legal case.
Our Law Firm Can Meet Your Needs
When you are suffering from injuries from a slip and fall or similar type of accident, you may be unsure about how to get compensation for your injuries. We can investigate the circumstances that led to your accident and identify all potentially liable parties. We handle thousands of personal injury claims each year, so we know what evidence we need to prove your claim.
Our goal is to make those who are liable pay for the injuries that they cause others when they fail to protect them from dangerous conditions.
For a free legal consultation with a Premises Liability lawyer serving Mobile, call (251) 298-8380
We Make Retaining Our Services Affordable for You
You can get an evaluation of your case at any time at no cost to you. If you choose our law firm, you pay no upfront fees to retain our services. In fact, you will pay no attorneys fees unless and until you win a settlement or damages award in your case.
By taking personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, we can ensure that everyone in the community can access our services. We are devoted to representing the rights of all victims who have suffered injuries due to the negligent behavior of others. Together, we can hold these parties accountable for the injuries they caused.
Having Legal Help Can be Crucial to Your Legal Case
Having a Mobile premises liability lawyer from our law firm on your side can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. We know how to get to the bottom of your accident and get the evidence you need to support your case.
Working with the insurance company for the property owners is not always an easy task. They often try to contact you when you are still vulnerable from your injuries, and try to get you to agree to a quick settlement. We can negotiate to get a settlement that truly represents the full value of your claim or pursue the matter in court, if necessary.
Compensation for Your Accident-Related Injuries
If you can prove that the property owners are liable for your injuries, you might be able to recover various forms of compensation. For instance, you will likely have medical bills related to your injuries. These bills, including expenses for medicine, surgery, hospitalization, and rehabilitation, are all compensable as damages in a personal injury claim.
Likewise, if you must take time off from work for your injuries, either temporarily or permanently, you can request compensation for your lost income. You might also be eligible for damages for physical pain and suffering, mental trauma, and other injury-related losses.
Legal Responsibility for Your Injuries
Property owners or managers have a duty under state law to keep their property safe for customers and guests. This duty involves:
- Regularly and thoroughly inspecting the property for dangerous conditions,
- Making repairs as needed, and
- Warning or keeping others from being harmed by those conditions until they can be fixed
This legal duty applies both to businesses open to the public and private homeowners who invite others to their property. If the property owner knew or reasonably should have known of the hazard and their action or inaction leads to injuries, they can be liable for the costs of the injury-related losses.
One exception, however, is for trespassers on property. If individuals are injured when they have no legal right to be on property belonging to others, they generally cannot hold the property owners liable. However, property owners can still face liability if they intentionally or recklessly create a danger designed to cause others harm.
How to Know if You Have a Premises Liability Case
Valid premises liability cases can stem from many different circumstances, but all cases involve a property owner who fails to proactively protect others from dangers on their property. Premises liability cases may arise in the following situations:
- A customer slips and falls on liquid spilled in a grocery store
- Uneven carpeting in a hotel leads to a guest tripping and falling
- A child is injured after falling into the unsecured swimming pool of a neighbor
- A dog bites a guest at a barbecue hosted by a friend
In all cases, the injured party must prove that the property owner knew, or should have known, of the dangerous condition, but did nothing to fix or warn others about it. This legal standard is not always easy to prove. Plus, under state law, if the danger was obvious to the injured party, they may be unable to recover compensation.
How Long You Have to File for Compensation
All states have different timeframes or deadlines for filing personal injury cases in court. Ala. Code § 6-2-38 states the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including in premises liability cases, in the state of Alabama. Under this statute, you have two years from the date you suffered the injuries to file your lawsuit in court.
State law does establish a few exceptions to this statute of limitations, so some cases may be subject to different time limits. Getting legal advice about your situation from the beginning of your case can help prevent missing these important legal deadlines.
You Can Count on Morris Bart & Associates, LLC to Help You with Your Legal Case
When you are injured as a result of a danger on someone else’s property, you may have a legal case against the property owner or manager. A Mobile premises liability lawyer at our law firm can examine and evaluate the facts of your situation.
Call the Morris Bart law office at (251) 298-8380 for a free consultation with one of our team members today.
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