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Birmingham Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slipping and falling may seem common for elderly citizens, but it can happen to anyone due to a property owner’s negligent action or inaction. If this describes what you’re facing, you might be entitled to compensation from the accident to help you cover your medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering damages.

Annesley DeGaris and the entire DeGaris Law team have been defending the rights of clients for over three decades. During this time, we’ve always sought maximum compensation for the victims in premises liability and slip and fall cases.

So if you need someone who will fight for your rights, get in touch with our team of Birmingham personal injury lawyers. Call us at 205-575-8000 or book a free no-obligation case review online today to get started. We never collect any compensation from victims unless we successfully conclude your case.

Understanding Elements Of Premises Liability Cases

Premises liability law governs personal injury claims resulting from an injury on someone else’s property, which includes slip and fall accidents

In this area of law, property owners are not always responsible when someone gets hurt on their land, home, or building. That said, premises liability law does dictate the parameters under which they are held legally liable if things go wrong.

Premises liability law outlines the property owners’ obligations to others, including the compensation accident victims can receive.

What You Need to Know About Slips and Fall Cases

Elements of a Slip and Fall

To begin a premises liability law case, an individual must be able to establish and prove liability in these four areas:

  • A property owner or defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant’s negligence led to a breach of the duty of care
  • You suffered an injury because of this breach of care
  • You experienced long-term damages because of this injury

In the Alabama statutes under Ala. Code § 6-5-345, the degree of duty of care depends on the nature of the business or activity you participated in on the property.

Common Causes of Slip and Falls

While there could be any number of causes for a slip and fall, these are the most common examples we see in Birmingham:

  • Loose floorboards
  • Potholes or cracks
  • Wet floors
  • Tripping hazards like exposed wiring
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Missing handrails
  • Poorly secured rugs
  • Uneven carpet

Statute of Limitations In a Birmingham Slip and Fall Case

According to Ala. Code § 6-2-38, an action for a slip and fall claim must begin within two years from the date of injury.

Never delay working on your case if you believe you have one. Contact a Birmingham slip-and-fall lawyer from DeGaris Law for peace of mind.

Birmingham Residents Choose DeGaris Law For Slip And Fall Cases

DeGaris Law will handle your slip-and-fall case with compassion and a commitment to achieving maximum compensation for your claim.

Selected as Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiff Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions by Best Lawyers in 2013, 2016, and 2022, partner Annesley DeGaris has consistently earned recognition and high regard from his peers. Our commitment to excellence is clear.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall caused by third-party negligence, call DeGaris Law at 205-575-8000 or book a free case review online with one of Birmingham’s best slip and fall lawyers.

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