Slip & Fall
If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to the fault of another, you are entitled to damages. When filing a slip and fall claim against the responsible party or parties, there are certain procedural matters of which you should be aware. That is when you should contact The Sellers Law Firm.
There are four general types of slip and fall accidents:
- Trip-and-fall accidents, where there is a foreign object in the walking path
- Stump-and-fall accidents, where there is an impediment in the walking surface.
- Step-and-fall accidents, where there is an unexpected failure or hole in the walking surface.
- Slip-and-fall accidents, in which the interface of the shoe and the floor fails.
Both the property owner as well as the injured person can be held to varying degrees of responsibility for an injury. The property owner has a responsibility to keep property safe. Each person has a duty to watch where they are going, as well as realize that there are things that fall or spill onto walking surfaces.
LIMITED TIME TO FILE
Every state has a statute of limitations, which limits the amount of time one has to bring a personal injury action. The State of Alabama allows potential litigants two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. If you were injured on public property, most states require that you give notice to the appropriate governmental entity sometimes within as little as 30 days from the date of premises liability injury.
If you fail to give the appropriate notice or bring your legal action within the relevant timeframes, you might lose your ability to recover for your slip and fall injuries all together. Consequently, it is very important to contact The Sellers Law Firm as soon as you are injured to ensure that your rights are fully protected.
DIFFERENT LEVELS OF NEGLIGENCE
For you to obtain compensation for a slip and fall injury sustained on another’s property, there must be a responsible party whose negligence caused the injury. Even if you are only partially at fault for your own injury, you might still be able to obtain money damages, but the dollar amount might be reduced.
Our lawyers will review your slip and fall case and other relevant information. If there was negligence at any level, you are entitled to damages. We will vigorously represent you throughout the entire process to ensure your rights are protected and you recover the damages you deserve.
For more information about your legal rights are suffering from an injury, or to schedule an appointment with The Sellers Law Firm, please contact us.