Have you been injured in a premises liability accident caused by someone else’s negligence? When you’ve been hurt on another person’s property, it can be unclear who is responsible for the injuries you’ve suffered and who should pay the medical expenses you’ve incurred. At Ferguson & Ferguson, we know that after an accident, you have a lot of questions, and our Huntsville premises liability accident lawyers are here to answer them for you. We’ve been helping injured victims in Alabama for over 23 years—we have the knowledge and experience to win—let us help you. We offer no obligation, FREE CONSULTATIONS to all premises accident victims. Call now. Call 256-534-3435 We are here to help.
When you enter onto the premises of an individual or business, you are technically an invitee, licensee or a trespasser. Depending on your status, the landowner owes you a certain type of duty. An invitee is a person who is invited onto the premises to conduct business.(shoppers) Invitees are owed the highest duty of care. Business owners owe a legal duty to customers and others lawfully visiting their premises to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. A licensee is a person who is on the land for a non-business purpose at the consent of the possessor of the property, such as a social guest at someone’s residence. A trespasser is owed the lowest duty of care. Owners of land have no duty to warn trespassers of dangers naturally occurring on the premises, however, if the possessor is aware of the trespasser, then usually a duty arises to warn the trespasser of dangerous, man-made conditions on the property that could be dangerous. Every state has their own duties of care to property owners.
Premises accidents are the single largest cause of emergency room visits. They account for an estimated 16,000 deaths each year. Seniors are statistically the most likely to fall, and when they do, they tend to require more medical care and more time to recover from their injuries. If you have suffered serious personal injuries in a premises accident in Huntsville, Alabama, our premises liability lawyers at Ferguson & Ferguson can help.
Premises liability claims arise from injuries which occur on many types of property such as:
Our Huntsville attorneys have experience handling many different types of premises liability cases, including the following:
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. Property owners, managers and operators may be liable for your slip and fall. A knowledgeable Alabama premises liability attorney can determine who is at fault in a premises accident. In order for a premises victim to hold a property owner or operator liable in Alabama for an incident, the accident victim will have to prove one of the following in a premises liability case:
The most common injuries include:
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If you or a someone close to you have suffered serious injuries in a premises liability 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. We have offices conveniently located in downtown Huntsville and Decatur Alabama. An attorney can meet with you at our Decatur or Huntsville office locations or arrange to meet you at your home or hospital, or any other convenient location. 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. If you need a slip and fall lawyer in Huntsville, Decatur, Cullman or Athens, Alabama, call us today. Call (256)534-3435. Call now.
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303 Williams Avenue SW
Huntsville, AL 35801