PREMISES LIABILITY

Overview

A premises liability claim is the type of claim filed when a person is injured on the property of another. The property could be a business property or a private residence. Often these types of claims are referred to as “slip and fall” claims or “trip and fall” claims. Injuries resulting from a premises liability injury can range from mild to severe such as:

  • Fractured hip
  • Broken arm or leg
  • Severe sprain
  • Head injury
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Disc injuries
  • Herniations

It is important to note that not all premises liability claims are successful or result in a monetary award. In Alabama four (4) main conditions must exist to qualify for a premises liability claim:

  • The premises where the accident occurred must be in or contain a dangerous condition.
  • The dangerous condition must cause an injury.
  • The parties responsible for the property were aware of the dangerous condition or should be expected to know about it.
  • The parties responsible for the property must have had a reasonable opportunity to repair the dangerous condition.

Our attorneys know what to look for when evaluating your claim in order to assure that there is an issue of liability. Once liability has been established our attorneys will work with you to resolve you claim as timely as possible, so that you can be compensated for your losses.

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