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Whether you were mugged in a resort parking lot, slipped on ice and snow walking into a store, or your new neighbor’s dog attacked you, these injuries occurred in a premises liability accident. Property owners owe those who visit their property the care to keep the premises safe. If a condition seriously injured you that the property owner could have addressed but failed to, you might be able to take legal action. Contact our premises liability lawyers today to file your case.

At Mezrano Law Firm, we represent clients who have been seriously injured on someone else’s property. Call our Alabama personal injury lawyers to learn more.

How Much Does a Premises Liability Lawyer Cost?

Most premises liability lawyers work on a contingency basis. A contingency basis means the lawyers do not take money from you unless you win a settlement in or out of court. This ensures there are no hard costs for you and that the lawyers work hard for your case. At Mezrano Law Firm, we will aggressively seek the highest compensation for you or your loved ones. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Types of Premises Liability Cases

While slip and fall injuries are by far the most common, there are many different types of premises liability claims for injuries sustained on other people’s property due to negligence, including:

  • Steep, uneven stairs
  • Defective railings
  • Slip and Falls
  • Uneven floor surfaces
  • Snow and ice
  • Deck or porch collapse
  • Electrical shock
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Items falling off store shelves onto customers
  • Pool accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Dog bites/animal attacks
  • Restaurant accidents
  • Accidents on school grounds

Examples of Premises Liability Injuries

There are countless types of injuries that a person could sustain in an accident on someone else’s property, some of which might include:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sprains or strains
  • Burn injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations

What Obligations Do Property Owners Have to Visitors?

Property owners are legally responsible for maintaining their property so everyone is safe. Under Alabama law, the duty of care a landowner owes you depends on your purpose for being on the property.

The Business Invitee

The customers and clients who enter the property are business invitees who have been invited to handle business transactions. People who enter your home to install a router or clean your house are also business invitees and are owed a safe environment.

Licensees

These guests are visitors to the property and are not there to conduct business. The invitee is owed a slightly less duty of care, but the property owner must still take steps to correct the known safety hazards.

Trespassers

This category has the lowest duty of care. Property owners do not owe trespassers an equal duty of care as business invitees or licensees. Child trespassers are another issue, however. The property owner must take the safety of child trespassers into consideration, especially regarding “attractive nuisances” such as a swimming pool.

What is Contributory Negligence in a Premises Liability Claim?

The Alabama courts follow the legal principle of contributory negligence, which denies the damages that a plaintiff might receive if they can be shown to have even one percent of fault in causing the accident. For example, if the person walking across a poorly lit parking lot at night was scrolling through his phone when he stepped into the pothole and broke his ankle, he may forfeit his right to recover any damages.

Part of your Alabama premises liability lawyer’s job is to gather enough evidence proving you did not contribute to the accident that caused your injury.

What Types of Damages are Available in an Alabama Premises Liability Claim?

There are several types of damages, which is financial compensation for your economic and non-economic damages from the injury, such as:

  • Medical costs related to the accident injury past, present, and future
  • Lost wages for the time you missed from work attending to your injuries, in the hospital, and resting
  • Diminished earning capacity, disability for permanent injuries that keep you from returning to your job or from doing any kind of work
  • Pain and suffering from the injury
  • Emotional distress from the trauma of the incident

Your premises liability lawyer will discuss your case's facts and help you understand your options.

What is the time limit for filing a claim for a premises liability injury?

In Alabama, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury. You must contact an experienced premises liability attorney from Mezrano Law Firm immediately so we can begin investigating your case.

Schedule a FREE Consultation with a Trusted Alabama Premises Liability Lawyer Today

If you have sustained a severe injury on someone else’s property, Mezrano Law Firm wants to be your first call. Our experienced Alabama premises liability lawyers protect the rights of the injured throughout the state. We have offices in Birmingham, Florence, Gadsden, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa to serve you. Schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your case by calling 205-206-6300 or filling out our contact form.

If you have a case, you have a lawyer. Call us now to learn more about what we can do for you.

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