Quite literally, an Alabama slip and fall accident refers to the dangerous and possibly deadly accidents that result from someone slipping and falling.
Speaking more broadly, slip and fall accidents fit within the broader scope of premises liability.
Owners of Alabama premises
No matter whether those owners are landlords or property managers — have a required duty to use reasonable care and diligence towards maintaining and keeping their premises safe for business customers or "invitees." A business invitee is defined as a person on the premises that provides a "material benefit" to the owner.
While there is a duty to use reasonable care and diligence towards maintaining safe premises, the state of Alabama requires a high burden of proof for a plaintiff in slip and fall accidents. Individuals who have been injured in a slip and fall must demonstrate that the owner of the premises knew or should have known about the dangerous condition of the premises that caused the slip and fall.
There are many other nuances to Alabama slip and fall law, but the high burden of proof makes it essential for Alabama slip and fall victims to find a proven Alabama injury attorney. Noel B. Leonard has attained years of experience while successfully representing clients in their slip and fall and premises liability lawsuits in the city of Foley and Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia Counties.
Examples of slip and fall/ premises liability dangers that could provide the grounds for a lawsuit include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Defective stairs
- Falling debris
- Violations of Alabama building codes
- And more
Noel B. Leonard will handle your slip and fall accident case as well as any other premises liability case.
If you are ready to hold a property owner accountable for their dangerous actions that could have been avoided, contact Noel or call (251) 943-8638 to schedule a legal consultation today to find out what your legal options are and what you might be able to recover for your slip and fall claim.