Florence Premises Liability Attorneys

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Florence Premises Liability Attorneys

If you've been injured in an accident as a result of a negligent property owner, you may have legal options available for you. Contact our Florence premises liability lawyers at Mama Justice today.

When we go to homes and businesses in Florence and across the state of Alabama, we should never have to question if the property is safe. We should be able to depend on owners and managers to provide us the duty of care regardless of why we come to their property as an invited party. Unfortunately, we continue to see people harmed in accidents while visiting homes and businesses.

Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents across the United States. Many are harmed in accidents resulting from the negligent actions of property owners. Here in Florence, we see our fair share of innocent victims left with painful injuries that impact their mental, physical, and financial health and wellbeing.

Working with a skilled Florence premises liability lawyer can make a significant difference when it comes to your ability to secure the compensation you need to cover the financial burdens you face from your accident.

At Mama Justice, our personal injury lawyers can help you pursue a claim against the property owner whose negligence resulted in your accident. Premises liability actions provide victims with the ability to recover the compensation they need moving forward.

Our lawyers offer a free consultation to clients where we can discuss their accidents and the legal options available. If you have been harmed in an accident while on someone else's property, contact our Alabama premises liability law firm to see how we can help you.

How a Premises Liability Case Can Help You

If you have been injured in an accident as a result of negligent property owners, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to protect your legal rights. Premises liability cases are designed to provide victims with financial relief related to the damages they suffered as a result of their accidents. In Alabama, our Florence personal injury lawyers help victims get compensation for both economic damages and non-economic damages resulting from accidents they were involved in while visiting someone else's property.

Available Compensation for Economic Damages

Our lawyers can help you recover compensation for various economic damages you face from a premises liability accident as an injured party. These damages include recovering money for:

  • Current and future lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Long-term medical costs
  • Lost earnings for victims who are unable to return to work
  • Costs to replace or repair personal property

Our Florence premises liability attorney Missy Wigginton, AKA Mama Justice, will help you get the maximum amount of compensation available for economic damages for your personal injury claim.

Available Compensation for Non-Economic Damages

In addition to economic damages, our lawyers will help you recover compensation for various non-economic damages you face from your accident. These damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Permanent impairment

When victims lose their lives in accidents, entitled parties can pursue a wrongful death action to hold the owner of the property accountable. These claims will provide families with the financial benefit of having compensation for funeral costs, burial expenses, and more.

In Alabama, victims who are harmed in premises accidents due to especially atrocious actions or a blatant disregard of the law by the property owners or property managers may also be entitled to punitive damages. This compensation is not provided for any economic or non-economic damage suffered by the victim. Instead, it is designed to punish the negligent party. Punitive damages can be provided in the amount of up to three times the amount of compensatory damages suffered by the victim. However, the total amount is capped at $1.5 million.

The legal services performed by Mama Justice will help you protect your rights and best interests. Our lawyers handle personal injury cases with keen attention to detail. We use our extensive knowledge of Alabama premises liability laws to ensure our clients are able to recover after being harmed.

Common Causes of Premises Liability Accidents

You can suffer a serious personal injury at any home or business in Florence. However, the risk of serious injuries or death can be even higher at certain types of properties. These include amusement parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, bars, and even shopping centers.

These accidents can also take place in schools, colleges, apartment complexes, nursing homes, and even office buildings.

No matter where you are, there is always a chance that you will suffer a personal injury as a result of another person's negligence. Regrettably, there are some common causes of premises liability accidents that our law firm in Florence helps victims get justice for. These include:

  • Slip and fall accidents caused by
  • Damaged floor surfaces
  • Icy flooring
  • Wet surfaces
  • Damaged and missing railing on stairs
  • Torn up carpeting
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Dog bites or animal attacks
  • Falling objects
  • Negligent security measures
  • Poor lighting
  • Chemical exposures
  • Uncovered wells
  • Open ditches
  • Loose roofing materials
  • Broken trees or branches
  • Unsecured pool areas leading to swimming pool accidents
  • Defective elevators or escalators
  • Failing to adhere to building codes

If you have been harmed as a result of these or other acts of negligence, you may be able to file a premises liability claim against the negligent property owner. Seeking legal services from our skilled Florence premises liability lawyers at Mama Justice can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Our lawyers offer each client a free consultation so we can discuss the circumstances surrounding the accident and legal options that may be available. Our lawyers are well-versed when it comes to Alabama's premises liability laws and we will fight to ensure you are able to hold negligent property owners to account following your accident.

The Responsibilities of Property Owners in Florence, Alabama

According to Alabama law, property owners are required to take care of their property in a manner that keeps guests and other visitors reasonably safe. When dangers exist, the owner is required to provide reasonable warnings to guests to ensure they know that the problem is there. However, that is not the only duty of a property owner. They are also required to address safety issues without a reasonable amount of time.

When property owners or property managers fail to adequately maintain their property, and guests are harmed, they can be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages.

However, it is important to understand that being harmed while visiting another person's home or business does not guarantee that the property owner is liable. There are various factors that victims must be able to prove when pursuing premises liability claims.

In addition to proving your case, you will be required to fight back against allegations made by the property owner and their insurance company. The state of Alabama follows contributory negligence laws. These laws state that if you are even 1% responsible for your premises liability injury, you are not able to recover from the property owner.

For this reason, it is crucial that you seek the assistance of Alabama premises liability attorneys who will help fight to get you justice.

Proving Negligence in a Premises Liability Case

When it comes to prevailing on premises liability cases, victims must be able to demonstrate that the owner or manager of the property failed to ensure that their property was safe for others. Property owners owe their guests the duty of care and to ensure the property is safe.

When it comes to pursuing legal action against a negligent owner or manager, the injury victims must be able to demonstrate that they fall under one of the categories of protected guests.

In general, there are three types of guests that a person can be classified as. These include:

  • Business Invitee: As an invitee, you are explicitly or implicitly invited onto the property. You are on the property for a commercial endeavor that benefits both you and the owner of the property. These guests are typically customers or clients. Some common locations that invitees visit include grocery stores, restaurants, a mobile office, or even the doctor's office. As a business invitee, the owner of the property owes you the highest duty of care and is required to take various steps to ensure the property is safe for business customers.
  • Licensees: This category of guests enters a person's land by explicit or implicit invitation. However, these guests are at the property for personal means and not for any type of professional conduct. These guests can be attending recreational events, house parties, or other gatherings at homes, businesses, and even on public land.
  • Trespassers: A person is considered to be a trespassing guest if they enter uninvited. In general, those who enter the property uninvited are owed the lowest duty of care. However, property owners are not allowed to set up traps with the intention of purposefully injuring trespassers.

Children who are trespassing on a property are another issue. A property owner owes the duty of care to take various actions to ensure their property is safe for children who trespass onto their property. This is especially true in cases regarding "attractive nuisances" like playgrounds, swimming pools, and even tree houses.

Common Injuries from Premises Liability Accidents

Being harmed in an accident while at another party's property can be devastating. Many victims suffer fall injuries, burn injuries, and other painful injuries due to unaddressed safety hazards. Victims who are harmed in accidents often deal with painful injuries that require both immediate and long-term care. Some of the most common injuries sustained by victims include:

  • Back injury
  • Broken bones and bone fractures
  • Bruises
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussions
  • Internal injuries
  • Chemical exposure injuries
  • Explosion injuries
  • Scrapes, cuts, and lacerations
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Death

The unfortunate truth is that many owners fail to ensure the highest duty of care to guests who are on their property. As a result, innocent parties are forced to pay. If you were harmed as a result of a negligent property manager or owner, our law firm can help you get justice.

Handling a Slip and Fall Case

If you are harmed as a result of a slip and fall accident, it is crucial that you are able to identify all contributing factors. These accidents are often caused by inadequate lighting, damaged flooring, ripped carpeting, and even issues on stairs.

If you are harmed in a fall incident, our Florence slip and fall lawyers can help you pursue legal actions. We handle slip and/or fall cases for victims in Florence and throughout Alabama who have been harmed because of the negligent actions of others. Our lawyers will help build the strongest case on your behalf and fight off any allegations of contributory negligence to ensure you get justice.

Mama Justice Will Fight For You

It can be incredibly challenging to move forward after being injured in an accident due to the negligence of a property owner. Unfortunately, we see countless people as a result of negligence. If you are left with a serious injury as a result of a slip and fall accident, a swimming pool accident, or another type of accident while on another party's property, you may have legal options available to help you get justice. Reaching out to a skilled Alabama personal injury lawyer at Mama Justice can make a world of difference when it comes to your ability to get justice.

Our legal team will work diligently to ensure you have sufficient evidence to prove your case and prevail. Our lawyers offer each prospective client a free case evaluation where we can discuss the circumstances surrounding the accident and help determine what legal options are available.

If you suffered a serious injury while visiting another person's home or place of business, contact our Alabama premises liability law firm today at (662) 262-6264, or feel free to visit our law firm website to send us a consultation request at your earliest convenience.

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