Chatom, Alabama Premises Liability Lawyers
Think about the various locations you visit in a given week. If your schedule resembles that of most people’s, perhaps you go to the grocery store, your child’s school, the park, your neighbor’s home, the post office, your favorite restaurant on the weekend, and maybe a museum or gallery. At each of these locations, you have an expectation that the property will be maintained in a reasonably safe condition and you won’t suffer harm as a result of a hazard on the premises.
While this may be your expectation, the truth is that accidents and injuries on others’ properties are more common than anyone likes to think. At Tuner, Onderdonk, Kimbrough, Howell, Huggins & Bradley, P.A., our premises liability lawyers can help you understand your options if you’ve been harmed on someone else’s property and have suffered serious injuries. Please call our Chatom, Alabama premises liability attorneys directly today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents
There are numerous types of accidents and injuries that may occur on another’s property. Premises liability accident claims typically fall into the following categories:
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Construction site accidents;
- Workplace accidents;
- Elevator and escalator accidents;
- Dog bites;
- Negligent security claims;
- Swimming pool accidents;
- Apartment and condominium accidents;
- Retail store accidents; and
- Falling object accidents.
The above list is not inclusive. If you have been injured on a property in a way that you don’t see listed above, please call our law firm for answers to your questions.
What Is the Duty of a Property Owner?
When an accident and injury occur on another’s property, premises liability laws allow the plaintiff to bring a claim against the property owner that seeks to hold the property owner liable for damages. To do so, a plaintiff must prove that the property owner breached the duty of care owed to the plaintiff.
In most cases, the duty of care owed to a plaintiff by a property owner is to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition and to remedy any known hazards within a reasonable amount of time.
One of the difficult things to prove in a premises liability claim is that the property owner knew or should have known of a hazardous condition. In order to prove this, various types of evidence will likely need to be presented, including photographs or video evidence, proof of complaints filed against the property owner, and eyewitnesses’ testimonies.
Types of damages that are recoverable in a premises liability claim may include:
- Medical expenses related to your injury, including the costs of future medical expenses;
- Lost wages if your injuries have left you unable to work and earn an income;
- Reducing earning capacity if you have suffered a disability that prevents you from being able to earn at the same rate you did prior to the accident; and
- Noneconomic damages in the form of pain, suffering, emotional distress, and a diminished quality of life.
Call Our Chatom, Alabama Premises Liability Lawyers Today
Being involved in an accident on someone else’s property is a terrifying experience, especially when the accident leads to serious injuries. At our law office, you can count on our lawyers to aggressively advocate for you and protect your best interests. You can schedule a free consultation with our Chatom premises liability lawyers by calling us directly at (251) 847-2237, sending us a confidential message using the intake form on our website, or visiting our office in person. We always offer free consultations and we work on a contingency fee basis.