Birmingham Premises Liability Lawyer
Property owners have a duty of care to the people who visit their properties to ensure safe premises, or at least to warn lawful visitors of known hazards they may encounter on the property. If you or a loved one recently suffered an injury at a private property in the Birmingham, AL area, a premises liability lawyer can help you recover your losses. Contact the Mitchell Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation about your Birmingham premises liability claim.
Why Choose the The Mitchell Law Firm, LLC?
When you face a Birmingham premises liability claim you need an attorney with experience in this subsection of personal injury law. Every property owner owes a duty of care to the lawful visitors on their properties and failing to properly maintain it can lead to severe injuries and substantial economic losses.
- At The Mitchell Law Firm, LLC, we help clients understand their legal options and set realistic goals for their recovery.
- Our attorneys have extensive experience with intense litigation and are not afraid to explore any and all options for handling your claim.
- We pursue maximum compensation on behalf of every client and take every case on a contingency fee agreement, ensuring those who need legal representation can secure it regardless of personal finances.
Finding the right attorney makes a significant difference in the outcome of any Birmingham premises liability claim.
How can our Attorneys help you?
Your attorney can do much more than just represent you in court; he or she can gather evidence and subpoena necessary records to support your claim, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and even consult with expert witnesses who can offer professional insights into your claim. Hiring an attorney not only increases the chances of securing a recovery but will also likely lead to much more compensation than a self-representing plaintiff could secure without legal counsel.
How Does a Premises Liability Claim Work?
Personal injury law revolves around the concept of negligence, or a party’s failure to use a reasonable degree of care in a given situation. Just like drivers have a duty of care to drive safely and follow traffic laws, property owners have a duty of care to ensure a safe premises for every legal visitor who comes to the property.
In a premises liability claim, the plaintiff must prove the property owner failed to address a safety hazard on the premises that caused the plaintiff’s damages. Premises liability claims take many forms.
- Slip and fall claims from wet floors and unsafe stairs.
- Trip and fall claims from broken thresholds or damaged floorboards.
- Injuries sustained in unsafe or unsupervised swimming pools.
- Injuries from failure to clear away ice and snow.
This is not an exhaustive list, and ultimately any property owner must do everything reasonable to prevent foreseeable injuries. However, Alabama is somewhat unique in that the state courts will not require a plaintiff to prove the property owner had prior knowledge of the injury-causing hazard, only that he or she failed to fix it and it was the sole cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.
Damages and Compensation
A premises liability claim can involve a physical injury from dangerous or poorly maintained premises, leading to expensive medical bills, lost income from time missed at work, and pain and suffering. Anyone who sustains injuries on someone else’s property should consult with a premises liability attorney to determine his or her available damages and what to expect from a lawsuit.
Schedule a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one suffered an injury while lawfully present on someone else’s property in Birmingham, The Mitchell Law Firm, LLC can help. Contact us today to schedule a free case review with a premises liability attorney and learn more about your options for legal recourse.