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Property owners — and sometimes, even tenants — have a great responsibility to those who go onto their property. They must take certain reasonable steps to ensure that visitors are safe from hazards and dangers. If you were injured because a property owner failed to take these steps, you may be eligible to pursue monetary compensation with the help of a Daphne premises liability lawyer.
Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC has helped thousands hold negligent property owners liable for the losses they have caused. Every Daphne premises liability lawyer at the firm understands the intricacies of premises liability law and how to navigate the system to the benefit of their clients.
When you choose Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC, you get a firm with:
At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC, clients become part of our family, and we always fight hard for family.
For a free consultation with an experienced Daphne premises liability lawyer, contact Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC. Call (251) 444-7000 today!
After suffering an injury on someone else’s property, you may have the right to pursue compensation for various monetary and non-monetary losses you have suffered in Alabama, such as:
To collect compensation for these and other losses, your Daphne premises liability lawyer must show that the property owner or tenant is liable for your losses.
Liability in premises liability cases arises when a property owner or a tenant fails in their duty to keep their property safe for certain parties. In Alabama, visitors on a property are classified into one of three categories: invitee, licensee, or trespasser.
An invitee is on the property for the financial benefit of the owner, such as a customer or utility repair person. They are owed the highest duty of care, which requires the property owner to take reasonable action to remedy or warn an invitee of a dangerous condition that the property owner should know about.
A licensee is a visitor who has been invited, expressly or implied, to a property for reasons not related to business or financial matters. Licensees are typically on a property for social purposes and include friends and family. The duty of care they are owed requires property owners to only remedy or warn of dangers that they are aware of.
Property owners owe trespassers the lowest duty of care. A trespasser is someone who is on another’s property without permission. The duty of care only requires that the property owner not engage in reckless or intentional behavior that harms the trespasser. It also requires property owners and tenants to prevent child trespassers from entering their property and encountering hazards.
Once your Daphne premises liability lawyer determines your appropriate classification, they will begin to search for evidence of a failure of the property owner to fulfill their duty of care. Ways in which this might occur include:
Identifying where a property owner failed to fulfill their duty of care is not enough, however.
Evidence is needed to prove a premises liability case, which might include:
If the property is a commercial or work property, the safety records of the premises may also serve as powerful evidence.
The premises liability lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC free you from the burden of pursuing compensation, so you have the time to heal. Once we take your case, we take care of everything while keeping you in the loop. All claim-related tasks are handled professionally and meticulously, including:
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, don’t settle for less compensation than you deserve. You are entitled to pursue significant compensation for your financial and non-financial losses.
Contact our office at (251) 444-7000 to set up a free case review with a Daphne premises liability lawyer from the team at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC.
In premises liability cases, victims experience all manner of injuries, from minor to catastrophic, such as:
Death is also, unfortunately, a common occurrence in cases of property owner negligence.
Take a look at these common questions clients have about premises liability claims for compensation.
How long do I have to file a premises liability claim in Daphne?
In Alabama, you must seek compensation within two years of the injury, or your claim will likely no longer be valid. An exception exists for minors. The time limit, also known as the statute of limitations, does not begin running for minors until their 19th birthday.
Do I need a Daphne premises liability lawyer to represent me?
To take full advantage of your rights during the compensation claim, you should hire a Daphne premises liability lawyer. Without one, you will likely receive substantially less compensation from the insurance company handling your case.
How much does a Daphne premises liability lawyer charge?
The fee you pay to your Daphne premises liability lawyer is typically calculated by taking a percentage of the settlement or verdict. In cases where your attorney does not recover compensation for you, you owe nothing.
How much compensation will I receive for a rear-end collision accident?
Your Daphne premises liability lawyer will be able to comment on your compensation once they review your case. In general, the more serious your injuries, the higher your compensation will likely be. Additionally, if you have a high-paying job and are forced to miss work because of your injuries, your wage replacement compensation could be considerable.
How long does it take to resolve a rear-end collision claim?
After reviewing your case, your Daphne premises liability lawyer will have a good idea as to how long your case might take to resolve. Some cases of this nature can be resolved in only a few months. Others, however, may take considerably longer, depending on the complexity of the case and the evidence of liability.
Give us a call anytime to discuss any questions you may have with an experienced Daphne premises liability lawyer.
You don’t expect to get injured when you enter someone else’s property. You deserve to seek full compensation for the losses caused by the negligence of a property owner or a tenant. At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC, we work tirelessly to get you compensated.
Contact Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC for a free consultation to learn how we can help you access the compensation you need to cover your losses. Call (251) 444-7000 today!