Experienced Premises Liability Lawyer in Mobile, AL
Helping the injured avoid out-of-pocket expenses after accidents on unsafe premises
A visit to a local restaurant, mall or even the home of a friend should not turn into a trip to the emergency room. But when property owners or other individuals responsible for property maintenance fail to ensure the safety of visitors, preventable accidents can occur that often cause severe injuries.
Experienced premises liability lawyers in Mobile can help individuals who suffer injuries on public or private premises by holding property owners liable for their failure to maintain safe premises. The Law Office of J. Allan Brown, L.L.C. has more than ten years of experience helping people injured on unsafe premises.
Common accidents caused by unsafe premises
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that falls resulted in more than nine million visits to hospital emergency rooms in 2010. But individuals sustain injuries from poorly maintained premises under a variety of circumstances, including:
- Uneven surfaces. Loose carpeting, cracked sidewalks and parking lot potholes regularly cause people to trip, often sustaining serious injuries.
- Slippery areas. A slip on a wet grocery store floor or on an icy walkway can create injuries to the spine when individuals wrench their backs during the sudden movement.
- Falling objects. Severe head trauma can result when heavy products fall from shelves.
- Insufficient security. Visitors can suffer injuries when a restaurant or other public facility fails to provide adequate lighting in areas that otherwise invite criminal activity.
As an experienced Mobile personal injury lawyer, J. Allan Brown carefully assesses your unique circumstances to determine your chances for success in a premises liability action.
Mobile premises liability attorneys must prove certain key points
The Alabama premises liability and negligence laws have strict requirements that can add challenges to a valid case:
- The victim must have a legal right to visit the property. Unless you are a trespasser, you typically have an implied right to access public or private property as long as warnings signs don’t clearly prohibit access.
- Property owners must have prior awareness of the hazards. As a claimant, you must prove that the property owner had constructive notice of a hazard that caused injury.
- Victim negligence cannot play a role in the accident. Under Alabama pure contributory negligence law, an individual cannot pursue compensation if he or she performed negligent acts that contributed in any way to the accident.
Mobile premises liability lawyer J. Allan Brown retains the support of experienced investigators who find all evidence needed to develop effective cases under the restrictions of Alabama law.
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The firm provides personal injury services on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorney fees until you obtain a settlement or award for your case.