Mobile Premises Liability Lawyers
If you were injured on another person, business, or municipality’s property because something was not safe, then you need to know about premises liability law. This is the area of law that makes property owners or managers responsible for injuries that take place on their land or in their buildings. Under Alabama law, property owners – or in certain cases, the managers or tenants of the property – are required to use reasonable care and diligence in keeping their land reasonably safe and clean for guests, which includes business clients and social visitors. This requirement, to maintain reasonably safe and clean premises, is a legal duty known as a standard of care. When an individual or business owners or manages a property, they must uphold this legal duty. If they do not, and you get hurt, then they may be liable for compensating you for your injuries. If this is the case, contact our Mobile premises liability lawyers right away.
After being hurt on someone else’s property because of a hazard you could not see or avoid, contact the Mobile personal injury lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. We will review your situation, explain your rights, and advise you on your options. Contact us today at 251-243-0445 for a free case consultation.
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For a property to be reasonably safe and clean, it should not have hidden defects or dangers that could result in accidents and injuries. To ensure the property is free from such issues, the property owners or managers need to consistently inspect the property, looking for potentially dangerous conditions. When they find a hazard, the owners or managers have a few options to limit their liability:
- Put up a warning sign
- Block the hazard from guest access
- Fix the hazard
Reasonably safe and clean does not mean perfect. Properties are going to have small issues, and these minor conditions do not necessarily create legal liability on the part of the owner. An important limitation on a property owner or manager’s premises liability is an open and obvious hazard. When a potentially dangerous condition would reasonably be ascertained by a guest and therefore avoided, owners and managers are not responsible for any injuries that condition causes.
If you were injured on another person or business’s property and you are unsure of whether the property owner or manager is at fault or not, contact our Mobile premises liability lawyers right away.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
You can get hurt in all types of accidents on another person’s property. Some of the most common types of premises liability claims include:
- Slip and falls
- Elevator or escalator issues
- Dog bites or other animal attacks
- Winter weather accidents
- Negligent security
- Amusement park or stadium accidents
- Chemical exposure or toxic fumes
Reasons for Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and falls are far and wide the most well-known type of premises liability claims, and that is because they are relatively common. Slip (or trip) and fall accidents happen consistently because of:
- Slick or greasy floors
- Pooled liquids
- Snow and ice
- Loose or ripped carpet
- Cords and wires on the floor
- Loose floor or stair boards
- Uneven stairs
- Loose handrails
- Cracked sidewalks
- Dimly lit areas
Common Premises Liability Injuries
An accident that occurs on another person or individual’s property can lead to all sorts of injuries. Falls, animal attacks, and other types of accidents often lead to:
- Puncture wounds
- Muscle, tendon, or ligament strains or sprains
- Broken Bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Nerve damage
- Minor, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury
Whatever the type or extent of your injuries, you should find out whether you have the right to pursue compensation. By calling our Mobile premises liability lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C., you gain legal advocates who will find out what happened and why, explain your options, and recommend the best course of action.
Compensation in a Premises Liability Claim
When you are hurt on another person or company’s property and you have evidence that they are responsible for the accident, contact us today to discuss pursing compensation for you:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future loss of earning capacity
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Determining the value of these individual damages can be difficult. Your medical expenses and lost wages may be easy to calculate. However, what is your mental anguish worth? Our premises liability attorneys understand the complexities of valuing this type of claim. We also have years of experience in using various methods to determine a value for your non-economic injuries.
Pursuing a Premises Liability Claim
In many situations, you will pursue compensation through an insurance claim. If you were injured on someone’s home or vacation property, you may file a claim against their homeowners’ insurance policy. If you were harmed on a business’s property, they will have a business insurance policy that covers bodily injuries. At Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C., our Mobile premises liability lawyers will guide you through the insurance claim process, including helping you provide a statement to the adjuster while providing only the documentation the insurer needs. If your claim is denied, we will help you appeal with the insurer and discuss moving forward with a lawsuit. If your claim is approved, we will negotiate the highest settlement possible.
While an insurance settlement is common after a premises liability accident, you may also have the right to head to court and pursue compensation. This may be necessary if the at-fault party does not have insurance, the policy limit is too low, or if your attorney needs to utilize the discovery process of a lawsuit to gather additional and more precise evidence. Whatever you reason for filing a premises liability lawsuit, we have the knowledge and years of experience you need to move through this process efficiently and build the strongest case against the other party.
Contact Our Mobile Premises Liability Lawyers Today
If you were in an accident in Mobile, Alabama, we can help you determine your rights and fight for appropriate compensation. The attorneys at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. understand this situation was unexpected and that you are dealing with injuries and legal questions. Our job is to protect your rights and guide you through the insurance claim or premises liability lawsuit process. Your rights and needs will always remain our focus.