You've sustained an injury after slipping and falling on someone's property. The premises liability lawyers in Mobile, AL at Slocumb Law Firm are ready to hear from you to discuss your options. We have years of experience helping people throughout Alabama get compensation and benefits after being injured through no fault of their own.
- How Do I Know if I Have a Premises Liability Case?
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- What are Damages in a Premises Liability Case?
A premises liability case may arise out of a fall at a grocery store or shopping mall. Accidents on property cover a broad range. You or a loved one might be injured on a defective elevator or escalator. In some cases, a case might be tied to an assault or a criminal activity. Property owners in Mobile and throughout Alabama have a duty to keep their properties in a reasonably safe condition to protect visitors. This extends to security. If, for example, an area near a business is known for criminal activity, the property owner may be legally expected to hire security guards or install security cameras and extra lighting as a safety measure.
Your attorney will need to show that the property owner had what is known as a duty of care. The property owner must keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition. When we handle premises liability cases, we demonstrate that our client was injured and that the injury occurred because of a hazardous condition on another person's property. We also must show that the accident happened because the property owner was negligent in his or her duty of care.
Proving these cases can be a difficult process, which is why it's important to work with an experienced attorney who has a comprehensive understanding of Alabama's premises liability laws. Mike Slocumb Law Firm has handled many such cases, and we offer free consultations. It's important to contact us as soon as possible. The Alabama statute of limitations means you only have a limited amount of time to being legal proceedings. You should speak with a legal professional at our firm immediately to find out about the deadlines related to your claim.
Even dog bite claims are referred to as premises liability cases. Every state, including Alabama, has a dog bite statute. The owner of a dog in Alabama is liable for injuries caused by the dog if the person who was injured did not provoke the dog and that person was not trespassing. Also, the Code of Alabama states that the injured person must have been on the property of the dog owner or was chased off the property by the dog and then bitten.
Medical bills are one of the most common types of damages we seek to recover in a slip and fall or other type of property accident case in Alabama. From a broken ankle to a traumatic brain injury, the injuries in such accidents can result in steep medical expenses. You may need compensation to pay for hospital bills, prescriptions, ambulance bills, rehabilitation care, among other expenses.
We also may seek to recover damages for your lost income and other expenses. You may have to take time off from work or give up your job after an accident, which can have a significant financial impact. You may need to hire someone to clean your house and take care of your children, things you might have done on your own before the accident.
We will thoroughly investigate your claim to make sure you are on the road to recover all the damages you are entitled to receive.
Call us today for a free consultation. When you are represented by the Mike Slocumb Law Firm, you pay no legal fees unless you win.