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Hailed as the “Magic City” for its rapid growth and thriving steel industry, Birmingham has remained the largest city in Alabama for more than a century. While Birmingham has long migrated away from the steel industry in favor of developing its vast business, entertainment, and healthcare sectors, the city’s beauty and historic charm is impossible to ignore. Downtown, you can see remnants of Birmingham’s roaring ‘20s in the elegant Thomas Jefferson Hotel and lavish Alabama Theater, while the historic Sloss Furnaces hint at the city’s industrial roots. In the city’s Civil Rights District, vast parks and monuments serve as powerful memorials of Birmingham’s position at the crux of our nation’s fight for equality and justice. For hiking enthusiasts, Red Mountain Park passes through the city, offering 1500 acres of parks and trails. Those who look carefully might find one of the closed-down mines that helped forge “Magic City.” Today, Birmingham continues to grow and thrive as tourists, students, and professionals of all stripes travel to the city for its thriving arts scene, excellent medical care and leading academic institutions.
However, no matter how wonderful and interesting Birmingham is, tourists and residents alike aren’t immune to having to deal with hazardous conditions. If property owners fail to maintain the old buildings that give Birmingham its character, visitors to these properties risk sustaining life-threatening or fatal premises liability injuries. While you’re dealing with the trauma, expense, and pain of a broken bone, electrical burn, or brain injury, the owner of the property is building a case to protect their own interests. Property owners and insurance companies are not concerned about helping you recover or mitigating your pain - they’re concerned only with their own liability. If you or a loved one have been injured on someone else’s property, know that you don’t have to deal with this alone. While the property owner and insurance company focus on protecting themselves, our attorneys will exclusively advocate for your interests. We’ve dealt with cases like yours before, and we understand that filing a premises liability claim while injured can be a physically and emotionally taxing experience. Our Birmingham personal injury attorneys are dedicated to your recovery, and will fight for your right to compensation all the way to the courtroom, if necessary. Don’t hesitate - contact us today to set up a free consultation. You can reach us through our (877) 715-9300 number, our website form, or our online chat.
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What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a subset of personal injury law that governs the legal responsibility of property owners or occupants for injuries or damages suffered by someone on their property. Property Owners or occupants have the responsibility to maintain their property in order to keep their visitors safe from accidents and aware of any potential hazards. When they fail to do so, they may be responsible for compensating someone injured on their property under premises liability law, since you or a loved one suffered a personal injury due to their negligence.
Premises liability covers a wide range of situations that lead to injuries, such as slip and fall accidents, inadequate security, dog bites, and other dangerous conditions on the property. Property owners or occupants could be held liable for these situations if it can be proven that they knew or should have known about these hazards and failed to prevent or warn the visitors.
It is important to note that not all injuries incurred on the premises of someone else’s property are the owner’s responsibility. The exact nature and extent of the owner or occupants responsibility will vary depending on the circumstances of the situation. This includes the type of property, the reason for the visitor’s presence on the property, and the nature of the hazardous conditions. Cases involving premises liability law are extremely complex and fact-specific, which means it is vital to contact our experienced Birmingham personal injury lawyers if you have been injured on another’s property.
Negligence and Premises Liability
There are many instances that lead to premises liability cases, and the main factor is often negligence on the property owner or occupants' part. Some of the most common examples of premises liability injuries in Birmingham include:
Swimming pool accidents
These are just a few instances that can lead to premises liability cases. If you have been injured on someone else’s property in any of the above ways or others, you should consult with a qualified premises liability attorney from Wettermark Keith in Birmingham to determine whether you have a case.
Liability Claims Against Private Property
Our Birmingham premises liability lawyers can help you evaluate the viability of your claim and help you hold the owner or occupant of a private property accountable for their negligent behavior. In order to make a liability claim against someone’s private property, a premises liability lawyer will need to establish that the property owner or occupant had a duty to keep the property safe, that they breached their duty by failing to do so, and that this breach was the cause of the victim’s injury. Furthermore, the lawyer will need to establish that this injury resulted in damages, which typically include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Our premises liability lawyers have extensive knowledge of local laws and regulations concerning premises liability and have experience handling a variety of case types. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, it is important to contact a Birmingham premises liability lawyer who can evaluate your case, advise you of your legal options, and guide you through the entire claim process.
Liability Claims Against a Business
If you’ve been injured at the premises of a business due to negligence on the business owner or operator’s part, then you may be entitled to compensation through a premises liability claim. Our attorneys will help you navigate the legal process and advocate for your rights. They will investigate the circumstances of the incident in order to prove that the business is liable for your injury. After reviewing this evidence in order to determine that the business breached its duty of care, our lawyers will establish what damages can be recovered. Using this information, they will negotiate a settlement to compensate you for the damages. If a settlement for your situation cannot be reached, they will file a lawsuit and take your case to court.
Types of Property Visitors Covered Under Premises Liability
Premises liability law holds property owners responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. There are two types of visitors we can help with their premises liability claims:
These are people who have been invited onto the property for business or as members of the general public. This group includes customers of a store, visitors at a museum, or people attending a public event. Property owners are required to make sure their premises are safe for these guests, as well as warn them of any potential hazards.
This group includes people who have the property owner’s permission to be on the property for anything except business purposes, which includes any friends, family, or social guests. Property owners are required to warn this group of any known dangers on the property.
If you choose Wettermark Keith to take on your case, your premises liability attorney will protect your rights and ensure that you receive just compensation. If you have been injured, it is vital that you contact an attorney to handle your premises liability claim with skill and expertise. If you need more information about how you are affected by premises liability, contact our experienced premises liability lawyers.
How Our Birmingham Premises Liability Lawyers Can Protect Your Rights
When you experience an injury on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to file a premises liability claim. You need to contact an attorney as soon as you can after the incident occurs in order to make sure the claim process goes as smoothly as possible. It is pertinent that you seek medical attention, especially since you will need the documentation as evidence of the occurrence of the injury.
After hiring an attorney, they will begin an investigation into the incident. This investigation includes interviewing witnesses, reviewing any available surveillance footage, and gathering other evidence to establish liability against the owner or occupant of the property. After collecting the evidence, your lawyer will attempt to negotiate a settlement to compensate you for your damages. If a settlement cannot be reached, the lawyer can file a lawsuit and take your case to court to argue on your behalf in front of a judge and jury. If you are ready to file a premises liability claim, don't hesitate - call Wettermark Keith today at (877) 715-9300.
Why Choose Wettermark Keith?
At Wettermark Keith, our premises liability lawyers prioritize client relationships and are dedicated to obtaining the results necessary for these clients' recoveries. Our local Birmingham attorneys and their associates will gather any evidence necessary to bring about justice for you or your loved one. With offices located throughout Alabama, Tennessee, and now Florida, Wettermark Keith has an excellent reputation as one of the most accomplished personal injury firms in the country. Our reach is not only regional, but it includes a diverse range of practice areas including premises liability law. At Wettermark Keith, we believe in taking cases personally. Our purpose is to practice with care and compassion- to tell our clients’ stories and make their voices heard. We do this by building strong relationships based on constant communication and an unwavering dedication to truth and trust. You should never wonder what’s going on with your case. We will keep you in the loop and represent you as if you are family- because to us, you are. Do not hesitate to contact us at (877) 715-9300 or through our online form to set up a free consultation with our legal staff in Birmingham, Alabama.
No Recovery, No Fee- Guaranteed!
At Wettermark Keith in Birmingham, AL, we recognize the financial struggles that come with an injury caused by another person's negligence. With that in mind, we operate on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge any upfront costs and we advance all legal fees to the conclusion of your premises liability case. You will only pay us if we win your case, and never out of pocket.
Our goal is for you to have the most successful outcome possible - let our Birmingham lawyers take care of the rest.
Frequently asked questions
Property owners and occupants have a legal responsibility to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition and they must warn any type of visitors of any potential hazards on the property.
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