Owner Premises Liability
Among the most common causes of injury in the U.S. are slip and fall accidents, which can lead to severe bodily injury or even death. These accidents usually result from poor lighting, liquid spills, or other conditions that could have been avoided. Under premises liability laws, property owners have a duty to keep the conditions of their premises safe, and may be held liable for any injury caused by a failure on their part to do so. Both individuals and businesses must take reasonable measures to prevent slip and fall accidents. If they fail to do so, they can be held accountable, and made to pay for their victims’ injuries. At Parkman White, LLP, our Dothan slip and fall attorneys will review your case and fight for you.
Most often, slip and fall accidents result from a failure by property and business owners to fix dangerous conditions or to adequately warn visitors of the existence of hazards. Wet floors are the most common cause of slip and fall accidents. Liquids such as spilled drinks, rain water, cleaning products, and oil or grease can create a hazard. Debris, dust, and foreign obstacles may also cause harmful falls. Other dangerous conditions include poor lighting, uneven walking surfaces, and defective safeguards or handrails.
In order to recover damages, a slip and fall victim must show that the property owner either know or should have known about the dangerous condition and failed to take reasonable steps to remedy it. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important that you preserve evidence by reporting the accident to the property owner, obtaining contact information from witnesses, taking pictures of the area, and immediately seeking medical treatment.
Dothan slip and fall attorneys Parkman White, LLP can thoroughly assess and review all aspects of your case, research legal authority, consult experts and witnesses, and obtain the best possible outcome for you. We know how to negotiate a settlement, and we are aggressive advocates in the courtroom. Whether you have been hurt in Houston County, Dale County, Barbour County, Coffee County, or Geneva County, we can help. Time is a factor, so call us today at 334-792-1900 or email us for a consultation, and let us put our experience to work for you.