Our client was severely injured when she slipped and fell at Huntsville area Hardees Restaurant. As a result of matter, a personal injury lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court. This premises liability case, (slip and fall) centered on the subject steps where our client fell. Under Alabama law, a premises owner has a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. As a part of our case, we hired an expert witness who was of the opinion that the subject steps violated various building standards and safety codes. As a part of our client’s case, we were seeking compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, out of pocket expenses, loss of enjoyment of life and mental anguish. After written discovery was exchanged between the parties and various depositions were taken the case was resolved for a confidential amount at mediation. As Huntsville Personal Injury Attorneys, we too often see people who are severely injured when they are caused to fall due to a defective walkway or stairway. In these cases, we look at the condition of the walkway. Is the walkway up to code? How often is the walkway cleaned and checked for debris? If the walkway was outside, was it raining? What type of shoes and clothing did the plaintiff have on? Does the plaintiff have history of falls or have a problem with dizziness or vertigo? These are just some of the issues we look at when we evaluate a slip and fall or trip and fall case in Alabama.
We are pleased that we were able to reach a fair and just settlement in this slip and fall claim. If you have been injured on someone else’s premises via slip and fall or trip and fall, please give us a call for a free evaluation of your personal injury claim.