If you step off your property and drive into town to do errands, how many different types of property are you setting foot on? Did you step around that spilled liquid in the grocery store or that uneven concrete on the sidewalk? Have you ever considered how many actual dangers may be lurking on public and private properties? Or what might happen if you failed to see that broken step on a staircase?
If you’ve never been involved in a premises liability accident, you’ve probably never stopped to consider the consequences dangerous premises can have. If you or a loved one has recently suffered serious injury on another’s property, you may be in need of a crash course on the premises liability laws in Alabama.
Their Responsibility and Your Rights
So where does responsibility for the safety of others lie? Owners and caretakers of private property have a legal duty to keep their premises in a reasonable and safe condition. When they ignore these duties, visitors are put at risk. Most people don’t realize that they have rights when it comes to properties owned by others. In fact, the majority of accidents that occur on unsafe premises will never be legally challenged.
If you’ve been injured on public or private land or the structures built on that land, you may be entitled to damages to help you get the medical care you need. The attorneys and paralegals at The Shelnutt Law Firm want you to know that bringing a lawsuit against a property owner is in no way an abuse of justice. Quite the opposite, it is a form of justice that lets you exercise your rights. It is a tool to use to show property owners that the public has no tolerance for gross safety violations.
What constitutes dangerous premises?
A dangerous property is one that presents a hazard that should have been remedied. Spills, broken railings, uneven flooring, falling items, uncovered pools, and toxic chemicals are just a few examples.
If an injury victim was running, does that negate any responsibility of the property owner? What if the victim was trespassing on private property when the injury occurred? The attorneys at the Shelnutt Law Firm are here for you with instant answers to all of your premises liability questions.
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Get the facts on premises liability law and your rights to compensation after an accident. Please contact the Shelnutt Law Firm today for immediate answers and skilled legal guidance. Your first visit with us won’t cost you a thing.
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