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Property owners in Alabama are responsible for keeping their property safe to prevent harming others and should fix any potentially hazardous conditions they know or should know about. When they fail to do so and a slip and fall accident occurs, serious injuries such as broken bones, bruises, concussions, paralysis, and even death may occur.
Survivors may be left dealing with pain and suffering and facing mounting medical and household bills when they cannot work. Their lives may never be the same. If you or a loved one has been injured or someone has died as a result of a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s failure to maintain their property or correct hazards, you may be entitled to compensation through insurance or a lawsuit.
However, Alabama property liability laws are complicated; insurance companies try to deny claims or pay out as little as possible, and property owners will often try to blame the accident on you, so it is not easy to fight for compensation on your own.
At this difficult time when you are trying to recover from your fall, the Daphne, Alabama, slip and fall accident lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana can help you get fair compensation for your injuries. We know how to deal with insurance companies and their lawyers to achieve optimum compensation. We are fully prepared to advocate for you in court if negotiations break.
We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and determine the best way forward. We work on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing unless we win. So call us today for your free, no-obligation case evaluation.
There are many lawyers, and it is important to find one you feel comfortable with who also has the experience and resources necessary to aggressively negotiate and litigate complicated personal injury claims.
Here are some reasons why we feel Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana is your best choice:
Time is of the essence when dealing with slip and fall cases, as evidence evaporates quickly. When you retain Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, we start working for you immediately. We will:
Our Daphne slip and fall injury attorneys are fully committed to our clients and getting the best settlement possible. `
Falls can occur in any setting – on walkways and parking lots, at restaurants, stores, or shopping centers, or on public or private property. They happen for a variety of reasons, including wet floors, uneven pavement, poor lighting, broken steps, or handrails.
Alabama slip and fall claims are premises liability cases, and Alabama law requires property owners to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition, to give notice or warning of any hazards, and then repair the defects. If they fail to do so, and you are injured as a result, they may be held negligent and liable for the injuries that occur.
To win your case, our Daphne slip and fall attorneys must prove that the defendant in the case was negligent, at fault, and therefore liable for the accident. Through investigations, evidence, and expert testimony, we must show the existence of the following elements:
The duty of care owed by a property owner depends on the status of the visitor and whether they are defined as an invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser.
Slip and fall cases are complicated because there may be multiple parties who can be held liable, such as:
Our attorneys will make sure all responsible parties are named as defendants in a lawsuit as they all may have insurance that can go toward a settlement.
In a successful slip and fall injury case, our Daphne slip and fall attorneys may win the compensation that covers all your losses, which are called “damages.” Your damage award should include both your “economic” or monetary damages and your “non-economic” damages that do not have a specific dollar value, but negatively impact your life.
There is a wide range of settlement amounts that may be awarded for a slip and fall injury, from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the circumstances of the case. Consideration is given to factors such as the seriousness and permanence of injuries, whether a wrongful death occurred, and the degree of negligence involved. In some rare cases where there was gross negligence, punitive damages may also be awarded to deter similar behavior in the future.
The slip and fall injury attorneys at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana have the experience and resources needed to handle even the most complex slip and fall injury cases. We work diligently to recover optimum compensation to help you move forward with your life.
While most injury cases settle out of court, we are experienced and skilled trial lawyers who are always ready to go to court to fight for the recovery that you need and deserve. You will pay us nothing unless we win a monetary settlement for you.
Do not delay as there are time limits for filing. Alabama has a statute of limitations (Alabama Code Section 6-2-38), so you generally have just two years from the date of the accident to file a claim or the courts are likely to refuse to hear your case.
Call our Daphne slip and fall injury lawyers today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to learn about your legal options.
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