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.
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?
Every year, thousands of people in Alabama and across the country suffer injuries as a result of hazards and dangerous conditions in stores, restaurants and other public establishments. These businesses are required by law to provide a safe environment for all customers and lawful visitors. Unfortunately, basic duties such as cleaning and maintenance are often overlooked by employees and owners. This often sets up hazardous conditions capable of causing personal injury to others.
Any product available for purchase at an Alabama retail outlet may come with a long list of instructions, warnings and safety information. Often these inclusions offer important guidance on how to safely and effectively use the products and what to do if they malfunction. For many consumers, a cursory read of these documents is all that they give before tossing them into their recycling bins.
Individuals in Alabama and elsewhere seek medical care because they trust the expertise that a medical professional offers. However, these professionals are human, and they are subject to human errors much like anyone else. While mistakes could occur because they are simply not preventable and minor, others are due to negligence and could have a major impact on the lives of those impacted by a medical error.
While the holiday season is a time of happiness and cheer, it is also a time of year where accidents are rather abundant. In Alabama and states across the nation, the roads experience more traffic because individuals and families travel for gatherings and parties. Public places are busier with residents shopping for gifts and partaking in festive activities. And consumer goods are purchased and gifted at a high rate, causing the chances to encounter a defective product to be much higher.
Unfortunately, dangerous drugs can cause serious harm to victims. As a result, there are important legal protections in place for victims of dangerous drugs. Because it is estimated that each year approximately 200,000 Americans die from adverse reactions to prescription drugs, as well as side effects associated with prescription drugs, it is important for victims to know what they can do when harmed by Dangerous drugs.
Truck accidents are scary, and being involved in a truck accident with a logging truck or other semi can result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities.
A toy-related injury can be serious and traumatic for children and families which is why parents should be familiar with the legal protections available to them when their child has been harmed by dangerous or defective toy. Products liability legal protections provide remedies to help with the physical, financial and emotional injuries and harm suffered because of a dangerous or defective product.
There are time limits associated with personal injury claims that are necessary for car accident victims and other injury victims to be familiar with. The time limits are found in statutes of limitations which are laws that require a personal injury claim for damages to be brought during a specified time period and if the claim is not brought during the time period, the victims will be unable to bring a claim for damages in the future.