“Slip and Fall” accidents, which are also called premises liability cases, occur when a party does not maintain their premises in a safe manner and another party is injured on that property.
If you have been hurt or injured on property that is owned or operated by somebody else, you may be entitled to recover money to compensate you for:
• Medical Expenses
• Lost Wages
• Pain and Suffering
While slip and fall cases might appear to be simple and straightforward, because of the involvement of insurance companies, these cases can become much more complicated. Many people do not know that a person’s homeowner’s policy often provides coverage and is obligated to make payments for the medical bills of someone who was hurt on another’s property regardless of whose fault it was. Often all that must be shown is that the injury occurred on the covered homeowner’s property. In those instances, the claim is paid by the homeowner’s insurance company and not by the homeowner. Like any other claim, however, premises liability cases must also be brought within a specified statute of limitations period. In Alabama, the statute of limitations on slip and fall cases is two years.
The failure to bring a case within that period of time will prevent the case from ever being brought in the future. For that reason, if you’ve been injured on the property of another, you should contact an attorney who can review the facts and advise you regarding your legal rights. At the Law Offices of Troy King, we can provide such an evaluation at no cost to you. You may reach an attorney to get your free evaluation by calling our toll-free number, (855) 335-8769, or by clicking here to complete a free case evaluation form.