A slip and fall (trip and fall) accident comes within a specific area of personal injury law known as premises liability. Premises owners, landlords, property managers, and others have a duty under Alabama law to use reasonable care and diligence to keep the premises in a safe condition for business invitees. A business invitee is a person whose presence on the premises provides a material benefit to the landowner. The most often cited example would be a customer of a grocery or retail store. A plaintiff in a slip and fall accident carries a high burden of proof under Alabama law. Generally, a slip and fall plaintiff in Alabama must establish that the premises owner knew or should have known of the defective condition on their premises. For example, this means that the plaintiff must establish that the premises owner knew of the slippery substance on the floor or that there is evidence to establish that they should have known of the dangerous condition. One exception to this requirement is if the dangerous condition is a part of the premises itself or if the premises owner created the hazard. The Alabama slip and fall attorneys at Martinson and Beason, P.C. have years of experience handling premises liability cases all over the state of Alabama. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer. Click here to learn the questions you should ask a prospective attorney.
The law requires premises owners to make timely repairs to walking surfaces — such as stairs, sidewalks, carpets and floors — and warning people when dangers exist. Over the years our Alabama personal injury attorneys have handled premises liability cases involving the following:
- Defective stairs
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Building code violations
- Falling debris
- Negligent security
- Merchandise falling off shelves
Our Alabama slip and fall lawyers handle all premises liability cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge you a fee until and unless we make a recovery for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury contact our experienced and dedicated Huntsville Alabama premises liability attorneys. The evaluation is free and confidential.
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