Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & Fall

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If a property owner doesn’t maintain a safe area and you get hurt, you are entitled to compensation. This is true at an apartment complex, a big box store, or even a neighbor’s porch. Alabama requires that areas be kept safe.

The 3 Types of People on the Property

This is important since why you were on the property where you were injured relates to just how responsible the property owner is. Let me explain the types as defined by Alabama law.


This usually applies to a business. Think of it this way: they want your business, so they invited you to use their area. The owners knew people will be coming, so they are responsible for protecting you from danger.


This covers you coming to a friend’s house or other private land with permission. Here, the owner only has the responsibility to protect you from danger that they know about.


This is when you don’t have permission to be on someone’s property. Owners don’t have to protect you from danger, but they are required to warn of any dangers they know about, usually by putting up signs. They cannot create danger, such as placing traps.

EXCEPTION – Children

Alabama law makes a clear exception to these categories where children are involved. If a property owner has a reasonable expectation that a child will trespass, they must keep their property safe. Think of this as having a swimming pool at your house. It is reasonable to think children will venture into your yard, and you have a responsibility to keep them out … usually with a fence.

Common Slip, Trip & Fall and Premise Liability Conditions

  • Wet floors with no warning signs
  • Uneven flooring
  • Unsecured carpets
  • Falling merchandise
  • Broken stairs/loose railings
  • Ice-covered walkways
  • Poor lighting


Costs You Can Recover

Compensation can include:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages now and in the future
  • Compensation for pain
  • Compensation for mental/emotional suffering

However, Alabama does not let you collect if you are even 1% at fault. Ignoring signage or going into roped-off areas would be examples used to show your contributing to your injuries.

Call Bill Now

Bill Eiland has been called one of the best slip, trip & fall attorneys in Alabama. He has experience proving that you were not at fault for your injury and dealing with the many insurance companies in our state.

Let Bill begin to gather the evidence and expert testimony you need to win your case. Call now. He will talk with you for free.

There is nothing gained by waiting.