Alabama Premises Liability Attorneys
A dangerous condition at a business or on someone's property can sometimes lead to serious injuries through no fault of the visitors. We handle serious cases, including when falling merchandise or hidden dangers cause harm.
If you have been injured on the property owned by someone else as a result of some hidden defect or a result of somebody's intentional actions, call us toll free at 1-(800) 200-3604 to discuss your situation and allow us to evaluate your potential legal claims.
We may be able to help you recover monetary compensation for your injury. Premises liability generally refers to injuries that occur to victims as a result of unsafe conditions on another person's property.
The types of premises liability cases can be almost limitless. They include accidents involving slip and falls, swimming pools, fires, explosions, roof cave-ins, broken glass, animal attacks, faulty store displays and inadequate security.
Negligent premises conditions can exist in just about every type of building or open space, including homes, apartment complexes, theaters, malls, sports facilities, amusement parks, government buildings, commercial buildings, farms, and other open land spaces.
Liability of Property Owners and Others
However, other persons, such as a tenant, the manager of a property, and contractors working on the premises may also be responsible for maintaining the premises in a safe condition and could be liable for injuries which occur on the property as well - premises liability claims.
Often the determining factor is who has the right to control the premises where the accident occurs.
The owner of property has a legal duty to use reasonable care to keep the property safe from dangerous conditions.
If a party has the right to control property, then that party must exercise control in a reasonable manner to prevent foreseeable injuries. If multiple parties have the right to control the property, there may be multiple parties who are liable for an injury. Simply identifying the proper defendants can therefore be a complex task.
Duty to Inspect
An owner or occupier of property must use reasonable care to inspect the property and discover any unsafe conditions. The owner or occupier has a duty to correct, repair, replace, or give adequate warning of any condition that could be reasonably expected to harm others.
For example, a store owner has a duty to make reasonable inspections of the store because of the danger of merchandise falling on the floor and creating a hazard for patrons.
The same store owner has a duty to inspect the walkways and display aisles to ensure that no hazards exist that could lead to a fall, such as liquids, merchandise, or produce that may fall or that has fallen on the floor. The failure to make reasonable inspections of property may subject the owner or occupier to liability for injuries caused as the result of the failure to inspect the premises.
Contact an Alabama Premises Injury Attorney
Effective handling of premises liability litigation requires a thorough investigation and knowledge of the law and the facts and circumstances which caused the accident.
It is essential to hire a well-established law firm with significant resources to retain investigators and accident reconstruction experts to help determine the cause of the accident.
It is also vital to select a law firm with extensive experience in handling premises liability cases in order to achieve optimum results. At The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC, our attorneys use the full force of our firm's extensive resources and expertise to help injured victims receive the compensation they deserve.
Merely owning or occupying real property does not automatically make the owner or occupier of the property liable for injuries sustained on the property. There must be actual fault or negligence on behalf of the property owner or occupier. An owner or occupier of property is negligent if he or she fails to use reasonable care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. It is often up to a jury to determine whether a property owner or occupier acted reasonably, considering all the circumstances which led to the injury.
A jury may consider, for example, the likelihood that someone would be injured by the unsafe condition and the severity of the potential injuries. A jury might also consider whether the owner knew or should have known about the unsafe condition and how difficult it would have been to correct that condition. Because there are many different types of situations that give rise to premises liability, these cases require careful analysis.
One of the basic legal concepts that must be kept in mind is that a visitor on someone else's property must act reasonably. If an unsafe condition of a property is so obvious that a person could reasonably be expected to observe it, the owner or occupier of the property may not have a duty to warn others about the condition.
If a reasonable person would have seen the dangerous condition and been able to avoid it, Alabama law bars any recovery. As a contributory negligence state, Alabama victims that are partially at fault cannot recover for their injuries.
The percentage of the victim's fault does not matter - any negligence on the part of the victim will be a complete bar to recovery. There is no proportional assignment of the blame or apportionment of the damages among the parties.
How an Alabama Premises Liability Injury Lawyer Can Help You
At The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC, we've handled a wide variety of personal injury cases across the Southeastern United States and proven our ability to fight for the best interests of our clients.
Our team of personal injury attorneys can provide sound legal counsel and aggressive, thorough representation. Premises injury accidents bring into play specific state laws and regulations. Our knowledge can help you to recover if you have been injured and contributory negligence does not bar your case from going forward.
We will prove liability, negotiate on your behalf, and make sure you receive proper medical care and full monetary compensation.
Contact an Alabama Premises Liability Injury Law Firm
Filing a premises liability lawsuit can help you recover the appropriate compensation for the injuries and medical care you'll need as you deal with the recovery process. Oftentimes, a personal injury is serious and long term care becomes necessary.
If you choose The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC to represent you, count on compassion, respect, a high degree of caring personal service. You can also count on quality legal experience and expertise in personal injury litigation. Put our experience, reputation and success to work for you.
Alabama Premises Liability Injury Statute of Limitations
Alabama has a two year statute of limitations on filing certain product liability and personal injury claims.
It takes time to acquire medical records, employment records, gather evidence, and draft pleadings, so please do not delay in contacting our Alabama Premises Liability Lawyers if you have any concern that your injury was due to a dangerous condition on someone else's property. In serious personal injury matters, time is of the essence. Call an Alabama injury attorney today.