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Mobile Slip and Fall Lawyers
Slips, Trips, and Falls in Mobile County
If you slipped, tripped, and fell on someone else’s property, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your resulting medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. To have a personal injury case, you’ll need to prove that the property owner failed to adequately maintain the property and/or effectively remove, repair, or warn you of a dangerous condition that they knew could cause foreseeable harm.
At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, our slip and fall lawyers in Mobile have extensive experience handling complex premises liability claims. We understand the law and how it affects your case. Most importantly, we are committed to fighting tirelessly for you and the full, fair compensation you are owed.
Injured on someone else’s property? Call Mike Slocumb Law Firm at (251) 309-4411 to request a free consultation with one of our attorneys today and discuss your legal rights and options.
Proving a Slip and Fall Case
Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common injury-causing accidents in the United States. In fact, falls are a leading cause of head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and death. However, not every slip and fall accident is cause for legal action.
To have a slip and fall case, you will need to prove the following:
- You were injured and suffered measurable, compensable damages
- The slip and fall accident occurred due to unsafe property conditions
- The defendant knew about the unsafe property conditions yet failed to take reasonable steps to remove, repair, or warn potential visitors about them
- You were legally on the property when the incident occurred (i.e., not trespassing)
- You did not negligently cause or contribute to the accident in any way
If you are found to have contributed to the accident at all, you cannot file a personal injury claim or recover compensation for your damages. Under Alabama’s strict contributory negligence rule, you are barred from filing a claim if you were even one percent at fault for the event that caused your injury.
Proving your case can be difficult without the help of an experienced attorney. We strongly encourage you to reach out to our team at Mike Slocumb Law Firm to learn how we can help you get back on your feet after a serious slip, trip, or fall. Our attorneys know how to navigate the legal process and are prepared to communicate with the property owner, witnesses, insurance company, and other involved parties so that you don’t have to.
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What to Do If You Slip and Fall on Someone Else’s Property
The steps you take immediately after a slip and fall accident are critical. What you do (or don’t do) can ultimately affect your continued health and wellbeing, not to mention your future personal injury claim.
Because of this, it is very important that you do the following (if possible) after a slip, trip, and fall accident on someone else’s property:
- Seek immediate medical attention. No matter how minor your injuries may seem, you should always see a doctor after a slip, trip, or fall. Not only could you have more serious, undetected injuries, but you should also establish that you sought treatment to bolster your future personal injury claim.
- Report the incident to the property owner, manager, or another authority. You may also wish to call local law enforcement and file an official police report, but this is not always necessary. However, you should always request copies of all official accident reports, whether from the property owner/manager or the police.
- Collect and preserve evidence. This includes taking pictures of the dangerous condition that led to the accident, as well as your injuries. It also includes talking to any eyewitnesses who saw what happened and getting their names, contact information, and a brief statement of what they saw. Keep copies of your medical records and the accident report, as well.
- Contact an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you reach out to Mike Slocumb Law Firm, the sooner we can begin protecting your rights and building your claim. The property owner and/or their insurance carrier is likely to fight back against your claim; you need an equally powerful team on your side, fighting for you.
How Long Do I Have To File a Claim?
In Alabama, you only have two years from the date of the accident (or injury) to file your slip and fall lawsuit. There are very few exceptions. In most cases, if you fail to bring your claim before this statute of limitations expires, you will lose your right to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost earning ability, and other damages.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact us online or call (251) 309-4411 for a free consultation with our slip and fall lawyers in Mobile, AL today. Hablamos español.