Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits in Alabama. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident you may face medical bills for treatment and medication, as well as the possibility of missing time from work. Compensation can help you cope with those expenses.
Slip and fall accidents occur when you are injured due to slipping and falling while on someone else's property. For example, in a shop or office, on a building site, on stairs or in an elevator, or on a sidewalk or walkway. Slip and fall accidents are commonly caused by liquid or debris that is in your path.
The slip and fall law inAlabamais very specific about what you must be able to prove in order to claim compensation for a slip and fall accident. The fact of being injured while on someone else's property does not make them automatically responsible for your accident or for paying you compensation. You need to prove that the premises manager or owner did or failed to do something that caused the incident. In other words, you need to prove that they were negligent in their duty of care to you as a visitor and did not take steps to provide and maintain a safe environment.
Alabama also obeys a law called “contributory negligence”. This means that if the property manager or owner can prove that you contributed to the accident in even a minor way, they will not have to pay you compensation.
The complexity of the law makes engaging an experience lawyer an absolute must. We have extensive knowledge ofAlabama's slip and fall and contributory negligence laws and a wealth of experience in applying those laws to get compensation for people like you. We understand what it takes to prove negligence and will gather all the information needed, including medical records, incident reports or witness statements as necessary, building a strong case for compensation.
In Alabama, slip and fall cases must be tried within two years or the claim will be invalid. It's better to take action sooner rather than later. Call us today to find out how we can help you and take the stress out of claiming, leaving you free to focus on recovering from your slip and fall accident.