If you have been injured as the result of someone else's negligence, it's understandable that you will want to try and get compensation for the pain, suffering and stress caused to you because of the accident, not to mention any medical bills you may be facing. Negligence claims inAlabamahave to take into accountAlabama's contributory negligence laws, which makes it vital that you engage an experienced lawyer who has a full understanding of contributory negligence and can help you to make your claim.
The negligence of another, be that the owner of a business premises you are visiting, a driver, a landlord, or medical provider, can be a contributing factor in many kinds of accidents. For example:
- Slipping on an icy sidewalk that hasn't been treated
- Being struck by a falling object
- Tripping over debris or on an uneven floor
- Being exposed to hazardous substances
- Suffering from an electric shock due to unsafe wiring
- Being injured while in an elevator
- Medical negligence such as incorrect treatment
- An automobile or other traffic accident
Being injured in such an accident is a distressing experience and you may find yourself worrying about how to recoup expenses incurred in treatment and recovery, or due to damage to your property such as your clothing or automobile.
To make a claim for an injury caused by negligence, you need to prove that the other party was aware of a hazard but did not take reasonable steps to counteract it. For example, a business may notice their porch is icy but not take steps to clear it, causing someone to fall down.
In addition to proving negligence,Alabamafollows the law of contributory negligence. This means that if you can be shown to have contributed anything at all to your accident, you will not be able to recover compensation. In our above example, the business may try to prove that you were not looking where you were going and could have sidestepped the ice.
We are experienced in negligence cases and know how best to put together your case and gather evidence to help you prove that you were not even partly to blame for your accident. We understand this is a stressful time and can handle your claim on your behalf, taking the pressure off so you can focus on recovery. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, get in touch to find out how we can help you.