Birmingham Premises Liability Lawyer
When you’re injured on someone else’s property, you deserve compensation for the suffering you’ve experienced. Determine the responsible party by teaming up with an Alabama premises liability attorney.
Whether you’re climbing the stairs of Bryant-Denny Stadium or strolling through the shops of Fairhope, you expect to be reasonably safe. Unfortunately, you might not know whether a building is unsafe until you’re on the way to the hospital.
When you’re injured on someone else’s property, who’s responsible? You’ll need this and other questions answered, and an Alabama premises liability lawyer from Henry C. Dailey, Jr., P.C. can help. Our team has years of experience with everything from slip-and-fall accidents to electrocutions. We’ll work diligently to achieve a positive outcome for your claim.
Types Of Premises Liability Claims
One of your first obstacles will be understanding what qualifies as a premises liability claim. Generally, this means that you were injured on someone else’s property because you weren’t properly warned or protected from danger.
Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean every accident that occurs on someone else’s property qualifies as a premises liability claim. For example, if you fell in a store even though you were warned that the floor was slippery, you wouldn’t have grounds to sue. However, if a wet floor sign wasn’t present, or you weren’t warned about dangerous conditions, you might have a civil claim.
If you’ve suffered any of the following accidents, contact an experienced attorney for help filing a claim:
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents
- Electrocution from exposed wiring
- Dog attacks
- Inadequate building security
- Exposure to toxic substances
Who’s Responsible For Premises Accidents?
Determining who’s responsible for your accident depends on the location and nature of the accident. If you’re injured while legally on public property or at someone’s home, liability usually falls on the property owner.
For example, let’s say you slipped and were injured at a store. Although one of the employees is responsible for the dangerous conditions, their employer is financially responsible for your accident.
Apartments and similar areas can be a little more complex. In some cases, the property owner is still responsible. It’s the landlord’s job to maintain the safety of the property by providing security, safe structures and maintaining the common areas. They might not be responsible, though, if the conditions were the fault of one of their tenants.
For example, you might have been injured because of a fire one of the tenants caused. Because the landlord didn’t cause the conditions and couldn’t have reasonably known about the danger to stop it, the tenant is responsible. Your lawyer can help you determine the correct person responsible for your claim.
Damages Available In Premises Liability Claims
Once you’ve determined who’s responsible for your accident, you’ll then need to calculate how much those damages are worth. This includes both economic and noneconomic damages, which can be difficult to quantify.
For example, let’s say you fell and suffered a concussion. You’ll need your medical expenses and lost income covered if you’re unable to work, but how much is the pain and suffering caused by a concussion worth? Because this intangible loss can be difficult to quantify, reach out to an attorney for help calculating the total value of your claim.
If you’re injured by a premises accident, consider the following damages, which might be included in your claim:
- Medical expenses
- Emotional trauma
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Alabama Laws And Your Claim
Unfortunately, obtaining your compensation won’t be as simple as listing your damages and finding the person responsible. There are several mistakes someone without experience could make, and those could put your compensation at risk.
For example, keep in mind that you’ll only have two years from the accident to file your claim. Although this might seem like enough time to file, preparing a claim can take time. You’ll need to act quickly, or your claim could be dismissed without compensation.
Also, watch out for any fault the defendant’s attorney might try to pin on you. If you’re found at fault for any part of the accident, no matter how small, you could lose your compensation. A lawyer will have the experience necessary to dispute any claims of accusation and help you get the full compensation you deserve.
Contact An Alabama Premises Liability Attorney
When you’re injured on someone else’s property, you deserve compensation for their negligence. However, it’s not always so simple to obtain these funds. You might need the experience and knowledge of a lawyer from Henry C. Dailey, Jr., P.C..
If you’re struggling with a premises liability claim, take advantage of a free consultation from an Alabama premises liability lawyer. Get the help you need by calling 205-606-6970 or by completing the following online form.