At Mezrano Law Firm, our premises liability lawyers are experienced in getting you or your loved one the compensation they deserve after an injury. We are ready to discuss your injuries, how they happened, and who is responsible. We’ll fight to seek the compensation you need to heal from your injuries and move on from your accident. Get in touch with us today.
The most common type of premises liability accident, and probably the one everyone is most familiar with, is slip and fall. A person typically experiences a slip and fall (or trip and fall) when premises are unsafe due to slippery surfaces from rain, ice, or spilled beverages. Someone could also trip over uneven surfaces, loose tiling or flooring, or torn carpets.
Premises liability accidents may also happen because of hazards like:
Premises liability injuries can range from mild injuries, like bumps and bruises, to severe physical trauma or even wrongful death. Even a minor slip and fall that may not feel serious in the moment can grow into a significant injury within days. You should always document an injury or accident immediately and seek medical attention immediately.
Common injuries victims experience from premises liability accidents include:
Premises liability claims require that the injured party prove negligence. The fact that you suffered an accident and injury on someone else’s property isn’t enough to show that the owner was negligent. Your attorney also has to offer that the property conditions were unsafe – and that the owner was aware of these dangerous conditions and did nothing to either repair or warn visitors of the hazard.
Property and business owners must take the proper precautions to keep their premises safe. When they don’t, they increase the risk of accidents and, therefore, their liability. We discussed joint liability claims earlier – here are a few specific examples.
Duty of care refers to taking reasonable steps to protect another person from harm or injury. It requires providing a safe environment, making decisions that promote safety, and taking corrective measures if something goes wrong. Here in Alabama, the state recognizes three levels of duty of care for property visitors.
After experiencing an accident on someone else’s property, it’s important not to make any statement about blame or fault – even if the property owner is someone you know or even a friend. Minimizing fault or shrugging off your injuries can make a big difference in whether or not you’re eligible for compensation. Talk to an attorney to protect your rights.
Premises liability law can be complicated, and our legal team is highly experienced with these cases. Our attorneys work with you, leaving no detail uncovered, to prove liability and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Talk to us today about how we can help you.