An Experienced Alabama Slip & Fall Attorney Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in an Accident
Slip and fall accidents in Alabama are complex, and the outcome depends on the unique facts of the claim. Each slip and fall case is different and distinctive in its own specific way. Patrick Marshall Law can help you navigate the specific requirements that must be met in order to prove your slip and fall injury and recover the compensation you deserve.
What is a Slip & Fall Claim in Alabama?
A “slip and fall” lawsuit is when a person slips or trips due to unsafe conditions on another person’s property and falls, causing some type of injury. Slip and fall cases are a particular type of “premises liability” claims, including accidents caused by arguably “unsafe” conditions on another person’s property.
Establishing Liability in a Slip & Fall Claim in Alabama
To establish a successful slip and fall claim in Alabama, the victim must show:
- A duty of care (generally speaking, to keep the premises reasonably safe) was owed by the property owner or manager
- That duty of care was breached by the property owner or manager
- The breach caused the accident on the premises
- The result of that accident was the injuries suffered by the victim
To further complicate matters, the duty owed by the property owner/manager depends on what kind of victim was injured; in other words, why they were on the property in the first place. These include:
- Invitees. An invitee enters someone else’s property to do business in the property; for example, a customer who enters a restaurant to buy food. A property owner’s duty is to exercise reasonable care to maintain safe premises.
- Licensee. A licensee enters the property of someone else, but without the purpose of doing business with the landowner, for example, a friend visiting another friend’s home. There is less of a duty of care owed to licensees than to invitees.
- Trespasser. A trespasser enters the property of someone else without invitation. A trespasser is owed only a duty to warn of known dangers. However, this duty may be heightened under the “attractive nuisance” doctrine, under which there is something on the property that is known to attract kids, such as an unprotected swimming pool.
How An Alabama Slip and Fall Attorney Can Help If You’ve Suffered An Injury
Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents are all too common. Each injury-causing accident is unique in its particular facts, which is why you need to hire an experienced Alabama slip and fall attorney to handle your case.
Patrick Marshall Law understands the complexities of slip and fall cases in Alabama and uses his skills and experience to fight for the compensation you deserve after an injury. Contact Patrick today for a free case evaluation.