While it may seem simple, avoiding hazards when you're out and about is actually harder than it seems. The second that you step off of your property, you are actually placing yourself at the mercy of all those that maintain the properties and businesses that you'll be visiting or driving upon until you return back home. Any time that an injury occurs on someone else's property, you or your injured family member may have the right to file a lawsuit for damages.
If you or a loved one has recently suffered a serious injury on another's property, you may be in need of a crash course on the premises liability laws in Alabama. Our Gadsden personal injury attorneys can help get you the necessary information and also help you determine if you should file a lawsuit for your suffering. Contact The Shelnutt Law Firm today so our attorneys can assist you in your case. Call us at 256-547-4988.
Premises Owners' Responsibilities and Your Rights
So where does the responsibility for others' safety lie? Owners and caretakers of private property have a legal duty to keep their premises in a reasonable and safe condition. When these owners ignore these duties, visitors are put at risk and may have legal recourse against them. Most people don't realize that they have rights when it comes to properties owned by others so they may not pursue a lawsuit for their injuries.
If you sustained any type of injury while on another's property, including a corporation's property, like a store, you have rights that are worth exploring with our Gadsden attorneys.
What Are Dangerous Premises?
A dangerous property (or premises) exists when there is a hazard that isn't properly cared for, maintained, or made aware to those on the property. This can include any of the following:
- Spills or wet surfaces without a warning sign
- Broken railings
- Uneven flooring
- Falling items in an area that isn't closed off to the public
- Uncovered pools
- Toxic chemicals that are left out and unsafe
- Negligent security -- this can include a store that doesn't have sufficient-enough lighting or security to protect patrons from injuries or assaults on their premises
If you've experienced a slip-and-fall injury on another person's property, fell because a store's stairs weren't properly maintained, or fell because flooring wasn't being cared for, your injuries are most likely the property owner's fault.
How Our Gadsden, Alabama Dangerous Premises Lawyers Can Help
Any time you've suffered because another person or company didn't take good enough care of their property, it is your right to contact our exceptional lawyers at The Shelnutt Law Firm for help with your case. It is our goal to get you restitution for your injury so that you can afford to pay for your medical bills, insurance bills, rehabilitation, and loss of income if the injury is serious-enough to render you unemployable.
We have decades of experience and can help you determine if you should file a lawsuit for free. We also operate on a contingency-fee basis which means that you and your family can file a lawsuit for damages without paying us a dime upfront. You won't pay us our fee or reimburse us for any investigating we do until we've won a settlement or award for you first. Your victory is our victory and our goal is your health. Call us today for a free case evaluation at 256-547-4988.