Property owners have a duty to create a safe environment for their visitors. When a property owner neglects that responsibility, a slip and fall accident can result in serious injuries, including spinal cord and back injuries, facial lacerations, broken bones or burn injuries.
Accidents like these don’t usually happen unless there is some dangerous or defective condition on the property to cause a slip or trip. Our Alabama slip and fall lawyer will hold negligent property owners accountable for the harm caused when they neglect their duties.
Alabama Premises Liability Law
Neglected property falls under Premises Liability law. Often, a dangerous condition is temporary, so proving liability can be difficult. Handling a slip and fall claim without the help of an experienced premises liability attorney like the slip and fall lawyers at Long & Long could leave you with an insufficient settlement. Common causes of neglected property accidents include:
- A food or drink spill in a grocery store or restaurant
- Slippery, wet entryways
- Wet or icy sidewalks
- Objects falling from shelves
- Cluttered aisles that create tripping hazards
- Unmarked steps
- Uneven floor mats
- Broken or missing handrails or guardrails
- Cracked or heaving sidewalks or floors
- Inadequate lighting
- Exposed wiring
If you or a loved one has been hurt from a slip or fall and you believe the property owner may be at fault, Long & Long is happy to help with any case in Mobile or anywhere in Alabama. Contact us for a free, no-obligation case review at (251) 432-2277.