Mobile Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
Fighting for Victims of Property Owner Negligence
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 1 in 4 adults report falling accidents each year, meaning that there are at least 30 million falls annually. Most of these falls only result in minor bumps and bruises, but at least 38% of all falling incidents will result in severe injuries, especially for older adults. Because falling poses such a serious risk to public safety, it’s critical for property owners to do everything in their power to prevent a “slip and fall accident” at their establishment.
Unfortunately, many property owners fail in this basic responsibility to the public. While not every falling accident will enable you to bring a premises liability claim against a property owner, our experienced Mobile attorneys at Cunningham Bounds can help you determine if you are eligible for compensation after a slip and fall accident. As award-winning attorneys committed to serving the people of Alabama, we’re passionate about helping injury victims recover from their losses related to negligence.
Call (251) 299-0101 to discuss your options with a seasoned attorney at Cunningham Bounds.
What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents?
Whether you trip over an uneven sidewalk curb or slip on a wet floor, falling accidents can have life-altering consequences. Under Alabama law, property owners have a “duty of care” to those who visit their property, although this duty of care varies depending on the visitor’s status. When you’re trespassing on a property, for example, you only have the right to expect that you will not be physically attacked by the owner. However, if you’re visiting an open grocery store intending to buy groceries, you will be classified as an “invitee” and can expect the highest level of care from a property owner.
Property owners should warn invitees and social visitors about the following:
- Wet floors
- Defective or loose stairs
- Missing guardrails
- Building code violations
- Spilled merchandise
- Poorly-marked curbs and steps
- Lack of proper lighting
- Oily or slick surfaces
- Exposed nails or hardware in the flooring
In addition to warning visitors about these slip-and-fall hazards, property owners also have a responsibility to check for new hazards and remove them as soon as possible. If the property owner or manager fails to observe this basic responsibility, they can be held accountable for resulting injuries.
Common injuries from a major slip and fall accident may include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Bruises, cuts, and lacerations
- Sprains and strains
- Torn muscles and ligaments
Navigating a Slip and Fall Claim
To prove that you have a valid slip and fall claim, you will need an experienced premises liability lawyer who is intimately familiar with the laws in your state. Because you have to demonstrate that a property owner could have reasonably known about the hazard that caused your accident, you will likely need to rely on witness testimony, hard evidence, and internal records to make your case.
At Cunningham Bounds, we have the experience, resources, and skills to help you navigate a complex slip and fall accident case. Since 1958, we’ve been fighting for justice on behalf of injury victims throughout Mobile, Alabama, and beyond – and we are fully committed to seeing your case through to the end.
Contact us today at (251) 299-0101 for a free consultation.