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The actions of others can contribute to personal injury

Most people are not aware that they are at risk for injury any time they venture out into public places. Public properties and establishments throughout the state of Alabama are considered to be safe and secure places to visit. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In these public establishments and businesses, hazards and dangerous conditions such as wet floors are common causes of personal injury. However, the actions of other individuals can also also cause serious and significant harm.

A patron in another state alleged that he was injured by the actions of an employee, and he filed a lawsuit. The man said he visited a department store at night. According to the lawsuit, the man was unaware that the store was closed as he walked through the front door, which was unlocked. The man alleged that he was met by a store employee who demanded that he leave the store and escorted him back to the door.

Your options if seeking damages following injury crash

You have just been involved in a car accident, and you are emotional about it. At the same time, you feel frustrated, as the accident occurred due to another driver's carelessness. On top of this, you are in pain, and you are worried about the injuries you have suffered in the accident.

Unfortunately, sometimes, serious injury accidents stem from a person's negligence behind the wheel. Fortunately, if you are injured in this situation, you have the right to seek compensation for your accident injuries. Here is what you need to know about seeking damages following such an accident in Alabama.

Personal injury: Lawsuit filed after alleged fall in a restroom

Visiting stores, restaurants and other public establishments is a normal daily activity in the lives of most Alabama residents. The last thing a person expects is to be seriously injured while visiting these businesses. Wet walkways, poor lighting and objects left on floors are examples of common hazards that can inhibit the safety of the general public. Public places are required by law to be safe and free of hazards, but unfortunately, personal injury happens far too often in these places.

According to a lawsuit filed in another state, a man suffered serious injuries when he fell while visiting a restroom. The man said he was at a racetrack and went to use the restroom. Upon entering the restroom, the man claimed he encountered water on the floor that caused him to slip and fall.

Wet floors can cause person injury

Those who call Alabama home are privileged to have an abundance of stores and businesses that provide residents with many options when it comes to groceries, clothing or other needs. No person expects to suffer an injury while shopping in a favorite store. However, this is exactly what happens to thousands of people ever year. Poor lighting, objects left on floors and wet walkways are examples of potential hazards that can cause personal injury to customers. Victims can seek recourse when they are injured as the result of negligence.

In another state, a woman filed a lawsuit after she allegedly fell in a hospital and suffered injuries due to a wet floor. The woman said she was visiting her father, and as she was leaving her father's room, she encountered a liquid substance on the floor. According to the lawsuit, the woman slipped on the liquid and fell.

Business owner accused of workers' compensation fraud

There are certain events in life that can prevent employees in Alabama from being present at work. Things such as surgical procedures, major illnesses and serious injuries will undoubtedly require employees to need time away from work in order to recover. Fortunately, most full-time employees have workers' compensation insurance, which allows for paid time off and retention of benefits. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for employers to cut corners when it comes to workers' compensation.

In another state, the owner of a construction company was reportedly arrested for failing to pay workers' compensation premiums. Allegedly, the business owner evaded paying nearly $74,000 in premiums over the course of 10 months. According to federal investigators, payroll information was concealed so that the employer could avoid paying higher workers' compensation premiums.

Sidewalk fall results in personal injury claim

In Alabama, property and business owners are legally obligated to provide a safe environment for customers and visitors. Any establishment that offers public access must abide by certain guidelines and laws. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for maintenance or basic property upkeep to be neglected, which can result in dangerous conditions that are capable of causing personal injury to visitors. 

No one expects to fall and be injured when walking on a sidewalk that is supposed to be safe, but this is allegedly what happened to a woman in another state and she filed a lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed against the owners of an apartment complex where the plaintiff lives. According to the lawsuit, the woman was leaving her apartment and encountered water and a buildup of mud and debris on the sidewalk.

All about workers' compensation insurance

The reason most people seek employment is to provide financial support for their families and loved ones. However, what happens when a person is injured on the job and can no longer work? Most full-time employees in Alabama have workers' compensation insurance to help cover medical bills and other expenses. But, how does workers' compensation actually work?

When an employee is injured on the job, he or she can file a workers' compensation claim. However, in doing so, said employee is usually not allowed to seek legal recourse against the employer for any negligence that may have contributed to the injury. In most cases, workers' compensation will cover most lost wages, medical costs, treatment costs and will allow for retention of benefits.

Alabama roadways made dangerous by drunk drivers

There's no way for you to know what type of person is behind the wheel of every vehicle you encounter on an Alabama road while driving. While it's true that you may see a family member or someone else you know during your travels, it's far more likely that most of the motorists with whom you share the road will be strangers. You and every other driver are legally obliged to adhere to all traffic laws and safety regulations while operating a motor vehicle.

However, even though you might follow these rules every time you drive, you have no guarantee that every other driver will do the same. In fact, chances are you might share the road with someone who is negligent or reckless while driving. Drunk drivers, especially, are menaces to Alabama roads. You can improve travel safety by learning how to recognize signs of driver intoxication.

Broken sidewalk allegedly causes personal injury

In the state of Alabama, safety codes and regulations have been established to protect those who lawfully visit local and state-owned property. Just like any public establishment, property owned by local governments must be properly maintained and potential hazards must be removed. However, faulty construction or failure to maintain property can cause personal injury to visitors. Those who are injured due to negligence may be able to pursue legal action.

A man in another state claims he was injured due to a sidewalk in disrepair and he has filed a lawsuit against the city. According to the lawsuit, the man was walking along the sidewalk and encountered broken concrete and loose gravel. Allegedly, the broken and uneven walkway caused him to fall and suffer injuries.

Personal injury: Woman injured during doctor visit

Alabama residents should be able to visit public establishments without encountering hazards that can potentially cause them harm. Water leaks, inadequate lighting and objects left on floors are examples of hazards that can lead to very serious injuries. It is the responsibility of the property owner(s) to remove hazards and provide a reasonably safe environment for invitees and lawful visitors. However, what can be done when an individual suffers personal injury as the result of unsafe and dangerous conditions in a business or public place?

A woman in another state was allegedly injured due to a hazardous conditions in a medical center, and she has filed a lawsuit. The lawsuit said the woman went to the medical center for a doctor's appointment. According to claims, she encountered water on the floor and a wet rug while walking to the elevator.


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