Premises Liability Lawyers In Alabama
The attorneys at Dothan Law Group are experienced litigators who have successfully recovered compensation for injured victims in thousands of personal injury cases. When you are injured on somebody else’s property, Dothan Law Group helps to protect your future by strategically and proactively fighting on your behalf for the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you care about has suffered a personal injury in a slip and fall accident, we can help you get fair compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs related to the accident.
Common Types of Property Hazards
Premises liability laws require the owners of private and public properties to maintain reasonable standards of care in protecting their guests or tenants from injury. We handle all types of premises liability cases, including those that involve:
- Elevator accidents
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Parking lot or sidewalk falls
- Lead poisoning
- Escalator accidents
- Injuries to children
- Negligent security
- Crime-related activities
- Ceiling and building collapses
- School bus accidents
- Falling objects
Slip And Fall Accidents
Falls are one of the leading causes of accidental injury in the United States.Dangerous conditions that cause slip and fall accidents frequently result from poor design or improper maintenance. Other hazards are created by the presence of slippery surfaces and substances, such as areas with food spillage or water leakage. There are a number of causes of slip and falls but some of the top reasons include:
- Slippery floors, like from spills in restaurants
- Wet floors
- Uneven tiles
- Broken or cracked sidewalks
- An unmarked drop-down
- Worn or raised carpet or floor boards
- Loose carpeting
- Debris in the walkway
- Overcrowded aisles
- Poor lighting
- Narrow stair treads
- Broken railings
- A change in flooring materials
Types of Injuries After A Slip And Fall
The severity of injuries from a slip and fall accident can range from a scrape on the knee, to broken bones, and to a traumatic brain injury. Examples of slip and fall injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sprained ankles
- Cuts and lacerations
What To Do After A Slip And Fall
- Document the Scene
Documenting the scene can serve as valuable evidence if you choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
- Seek Medical Attention
Even if you are not badly injured, it is best to seek medical attention. A physician will be able to fully evaluate your condition and provide the necessary treatment.
- Document Your Treatment
Obtaining a record of your hospital visit can be valuable evidence in a lawsuit.
- Hire an Attorney
Hire an experienced attorney at Dothan Law Group to represent you in your slip and fall lawsuit.
- Avoid Compromising Activity
Once you open a slip and fall case, you might come under scrutiny. Avoid anything that would compromise the integrity of your case.
Duty of Care in Alabama
A homeowner or business manager or owner has a responsibility to keep their property in a safe condition. When they fail to take reasonable steps to keep their premises free of dangerous conditions, or when they fail to adequately warn those who enter the property of any known hazards, they have breached their duty to invited visitors, and they may be held liable.
Contact an Experienced Premises Liability Attorney
If your slip and fall happened at work or because of the negligence of a property owner, you have certain legal rights. We have experience with premises liability cases and know how to hold property owners accountable in order to secure the financial compensation you deserve. At Dothan Law Group, we are dedicated to giving your case the individualized attention it requires so you and your family can focus on healing after an injury. We will work on proving liability by collecting documentation such as photographs of the scene and your injuries, incident reports, witness statements, medical records associated with your injuries, and any other relevant evidence. The experienced attorneys at Dothan Law Group are here to help you obtain the just compensation you need and deserve to help you recover from your injuries.