Premises Liability Lawsuits: FAQs (Pt. 1)

October 5, 2014

In the course of your day-to-day life, you probably don’t second guess the safety of the buildings you enter. Unfortunately, however, some facilities you may not think twice about may have unsafe conditions and, consequently, put you at risk of getting into an accident and sustaining injuries. When these conditions were caused by or persisted due to some type of negligence, injured people will likely have a claim to compensation by pursuing premises liability lawsuits.

In this blog series, we will answer some commonly asked questions about premises liability lawsuits. When you are ready to get some information specific to you, your accident and your situation, don’t hesitate to contact the Montgomery and Birmingham premises liability lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC.

Answers about Premises Liability Lawsuits…

Q – How do I know if I have a premises liability case?

If you have questions about premises liability lawsuits, we have answers for you. Check out these premises liability lawsuits FAQs. Or contact us today.

If you have questions about premises liability lawsuits, we have answers for you. Check out these premises liability lawsuits FAQs. Or contact us today.

A – When the precarious or unsafe conditions at a property have caused an accident and have hurt you, you may have a premises liability case. In fact, to move forward with premises liability lawsuits in Alabama, the following typically have to be associated with a given case:

  • The scene of the accident included dangerous conditions that directly played a role in causing a person’s injuries.
  • The parties responsible for keeping the property safe knew about the dangerous conditions at the property.
  • These responsible parties failed to do anything to fix the dangerous property conditions and have had sufficient time to do so.

The best way, however, to determine whether you have a viable premises liability case is to meet with the Montgomery and Birmingham premises liability attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC. We can review the details of your case and provide you with professional advice regarding your best options for moving forward

Q – Who is the negligent party responsible for my injuries?

A – It will depend on the facts of your case. Generally, however, one (or some combination) of the following will be a negligent party in premises liability lawsuits:

  • A building owner – When building owners knew about or should have reasonably known about some unsafe conditions at their property and they fail to make an effort to fix these issues, they can be named as defendants in premises liability lawsuits.
  • A building manager or landlord – In cases when a single person – like a landlord or building manager – is responsible for the upkeep of a building, this individual can be sued for contributing to the accident and victim’s injuries.

There may be other parties who can be held liable in premises liability lawsuits, so (again) it’s best to consult with one of our experienced attorneys for more specific info pertaining to you and your case.

We will continue answering common questions regarding premises liability lawsuits in a few upcoming installments of this blog series – make sure you check them out!

Montgomery and Birmingham Premises Liability Attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC

Have you been hurt at someone else’s dangerous property? If so, you can count on the Montgomery and Birmingham premises liability lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC to be aggressive advocates for your rights.

To set up this meeting today, call us at (334) 834-2000, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.

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