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Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
Despite having garnered an almost satirical nature in recent times, slip and fall accidents remain a serious source of personal injury across the country. Slip and fall accidents are primarily the result of wet, uneven, or messy floors. This dangerous surface can be in a public place such as a park, store, or sidewalk, or on another person’s private property. The risk of slipping and falling may be more prevalent than most may think with over 20,000 of them occurring each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contact our expert Alabama slip and fall accident attorneys today if you have been the victim of one of these accidents. A WK slip and fall lawyer will make sure your voice is heard and won’t back down until your slip and fall case is won and justice is served for your injuries.
Premises Liability Attorneys
Slip and fall accidents fall under a section of tort law known as premises liability. In layman’s terms, this simply means that the owner or maintainer of a property needs to keep said property reasonably safe for those that may visit or frequent the property. Failure to maintain a safe area can result in slip and fall accidents, of which the owner of the property or lot may be responsible for. Examples of unsafe property conditions that can cause Alabama slip and fall accidents, are:
- Unmarked, Wet Floors
- Rubbish Left on Floors
- Uneven Sidewalks
- Loose Carpeting
- Uneven Stairs
- Faulty Handrails
- Exposed Hoses or Wires
If you've been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, you'll need to prove that it was in fact the property owner's fault. To be legally responsible for the injuries you suffered from falling on someone else's property, one of the following must be true about the property owner:
- The owner of the premises (or an employee on the property) must have caused the conditions that caused you to fall.
- The owner of the premises must have been aware of these dangerous conditions, but took no action.
- The owner of the premises (or an employee on the property) should have been aware of the conditions, assuming that a reasonable person taking care of the area would have discovered it and fixed it.
Although the third scenario is the most common, it's also the least black and white. Proving that someone should have been aware of something isn't easy. That's why liability is usually decided based on common sense by a judge and jury. They determine whether the owner should have been aware of, or should have fixed, any dangerous conditions that may have resulted in your injuries.
In almost every case like this, you have to carefully consider whether your own carelessness could have contributed to the accident. Some questions that an insurance adjuster would most likely ask you after filing you claim include:
- Did you have a legitimate reason for being where the dangerous conditions were?
- Would a more careful person have noticed the dangerous conditions, and avoided them?
- Were there any warning signs?
- Were you doing anything that might have distracted you from noticing the dangerous conditions, like running or jumping where most people wouldn't be running or jumping?
Let the experienced slip and fall lawyers at Wettermark & Keith handle your case, so you don't have to deal with the insurance adjusters or the premises owners who are trying to avoid giving you the compensation you rightfully deserve. The burden of proof in cases like this usually fall on the victim, which means proving your claim can be difficult and complicated. That's why the best thing for you, your injuries, and your case, is to let the experts handle your case. We can handle everything, so you can focus on recovering from your accident. We won't let anyone take advantage of you, and will do everything in our power to make your case a successful one. We know this is a difficult time, and we're here for you.
Slip and Fall Accidents
These slip and fall accidents can literally occur at any place — at any time. Primarily the burden of proof largely falls on the victim in a slip and fall accident case. Due to this, it is important to document as much of the scene as possible after your injuries. That's why you need a professional slip and fall lawyer who has ample experience with these types of cases. Take photos of the conditions of the property and speak to witnesses on the property if possible. Once you are able to, contact our law firm as soon as possible to start the process of getting your slip and fall case together against the negligent party responsible. If you trip and fall on someone's property, you need to contact us right away. The WK law firm and a seasoned slip and fall lawyer will walk you through everything, so you have the best possible chances of getting compensation for your injuries.
Serving Justice—One Case at a Time
Here at Wettermark & Keith, no case is too big and no case is too small for our expert slip and fall injury lawyers to pursue. Our top attorneys represent each and every client with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success and ease the financial pain of their injuries. We realize that this is likely a difficulty situation for you and possibly your family and are here for you. Slip and fall accidents result in serious injuries and we won’t let you be bullied, ridiculed, or taken advantage of by property owners after your accident.
If you have suffered injuries due to the negligence of another person in a slip and fall accident, contact our seasoned personal injury lawyers today. Together we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and can continue to provide for you, long after this ordeal is over.
No Recovery, No Fee Guarantee
When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life. Because the burden of proof will largely fall on you in a slip and fall accident, it's crucial that you have someone to represent you against a property owner, who will do whatever they can to not pay you. When you have an experienced slip and fall lawyer on your side, however, a property owner has a higher chance of having to pay you what you deserve for your injuries.
If you have been the victim of a personal injury after a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of a property owner, you need a lawyer. Fill out the free case evaluation form and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to contact us at one of our three branches. Slip and falls are serious matters, and can result in very serious injuries that are often ignored or belittled by property owners who don't want to pay.