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Have you recently suffered an injury from a fall or accident in a business or public area in Alabama? Slip and fall and trip and fall cases are won and lost every day by people just like you who don’t know what to do after being injured. Fall cases can be severe and cause life changing injuries. We see victims every day who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones. In Alabama, merely owning or occupying land does not make that person liable for injuries sustained on the property. There must be some form of negligence on the part of the owner or occupier of property before there can be any premises liability. What you do immediately after a fall will determine if you are compensated for your injuries, or are stuck paying medical bills you cannot afford to pay. If you are injured in a fall, and someone else is responsible for your injuries, make sure to follow these simple rules to protect yourself. If you or a loved one have questions, talk to an injury attorney about your case before its too late. Consultations are free. Call 256-534-3435.

What to do after a Slip & Fall

If you are involved in a slip & fall or trip & fall in Alabama, you should:

  • Call for help and notify authorities
  • Do not make any detailed statements concerning accident
  • Get names of owners and managers of property
  • Get names and phone numbers of witnesses
  • Take good pictures of clothes, scene and injuries
  • Save shoes and clothing
  • Seek immediate medical attention if injured
  • Follow all doctor’s orders
  • Don’t exaggerate injuries
  • Request FMLA at work if needed
  • Stay off social media
  • Call an experienced Alabama slip-and-fall attorney
  • Do not give recorded statements to insurance adjusters
  • Keep a diary of all of the information

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Alabama

If you have sustained injuries from a fall, you must be able to prove what caused you to fall before you get compensated. Dangerous conditions that cause slip and fall accidents frequently result from poor design or improper maintenance. Other hazards are created by the presence of slippery surfaces and substances, such as areas with food spillage or water leakage. Was your slip and fall caused by one of the following:

  • Wet, Slippery, or slick floors
  • Poor lighting
  • Water, ice or snow
  • Uneven floors, pavement or surfaces
  • Cracks in sidewalk or flooring
  • Stairs
  • Debris or objects in aisles
  • Potholes
  • Curbs
  • Elevators
  • Loose carpeting
  • Faulty handrails
  • Not paying attention
  • Flip flops or sandals

Medical Treatment and Damages Recoverable

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you must get medical treatment for your injuries. 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 Consultations

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, a Alabama premises liability lawyer at Ferguson & Ferguson can help you determine if you have a case. At Ferguson & Ferguson, we handle all of our premises liability cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing unless we win your case. Call now for your free consultation and to speak directly with a lawyer about your case. Call us anytime at (800)752-1998. Call now.