Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common accidents in Alabama. Most slip and fall accidents are caused by wet, dirty or defective floors. Many slip and falls in Alabama happen in grocery stores, parking lots or malls. The liability of a business is determined by whether you are a trespasser, licensee or an invitee. Many people believe that if they are injured in a store, they automatically can recover for their injuries. That is not the case. Slip and Fall Liability Any business that invites the public onto its premises is obligated to take certain steps to keep their premises in a safe condition. Stores in Alabama have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe. When shoppers are injured because a store did maintain their aisles or sidewalks, injured shoppers may have an injury claim against the store.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Alabama

May times your shoes or not paying attention can cause you to fall. There are numerous reasons businesses might be responsible for your injuries. Examples of unsafe conditions at businesses that can cause injuries include the following:

  • Wet floors
  • Items on the floor
  • Uneven floors
  • Torn or loose carpet
  • Loose or poorly maintained stairs
  • Defective handrails
  • Poor lighting
  • Snow or ice
  • Cracked or broken concrete
  • Potholes

What Should You do After a Alabama Slip and Fall Accident?

After your slip and fall accident, you need to protect yourself by doing the following:

  • Take photos of the floor, sidewalk or parking lot
  • Look for warning signs
  • Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of all witnesses to the incident
  • Write down the names of each and every store employee who spoke to you or saw fall
  • Do accident report
  • Get medical attention if needed
  • Take pictures of your injuries
  • Keep a diary

Types of Injuries Caused by Slip and Falls

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Death
  • Neck, back and shoulder injuries
  • Foot, knee and ankle injuries

Damages You Can Recover in Fall Cases

A company that causes you injuries may be liable for a wide variety of damages that an accident can cause, including but not limited to the following:

  • Disability and Disfigurement
  • Future Medicals
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of earning capacity damages
  • Mental and Emotional Distress
  • Out of Pocket Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Property Damage

Free Consultation

If you or a someone close to you have suffered serious injuries in a slip and fall accident, or if you have questions about your legal rights following a slip and fall accident, contact a Alabama premises liability lawyer. At Ferguson & Ferguson, we have represented many victims of fall accidents, and are happy to give you a free consultation. For more information, call us anytime at (256)534-3435.

If you require a Florida slip and fall accident attorney to help you with your potential claim, you may want to contact Rosen & Ohr, P.A.