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Birmingham Sidewalk Accident Lawyer

Sidewalks are supposed to be safe and convenient places for pedestrians to walk, jog, or simply enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, when sidewalks are poorly maintained, designed, or constructed, they can quickly turn dangerous. If you have been injured in a slip or trip and fall on a sidewalk due to hazardous sidewalk conditions, you may have a valid premises liability claim against the sidewalk owner. Contact a dedicated Birmingham sidewalk accident lawyer from Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC for help today.

Sidewalk Accident Lawyer | Here for Injured Pedestrians

If you’ve been injured due to dangerous sidewalk conditions, you need a seasoned Birmingham slip and fall lawyer in your corner who is experienced in the field of premises liability. Fortunately, you’re in the right place. We are here to fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.

Common Causes of Sidewalk Accidents

Sidewalk accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but oftentimes, they are a result of dangerous sidewalk conditions. Some of the most common sidewalk hazards are as follows:

  • Cracks and gaps in the pavement
  • Uneven or sloped surfaces
  • Loose or missing bricks or tiles
  • Potholes and depressions
  • Wet or slippery sidewalk conditions
  • Protruding tree roots and branches
  • Construction or maintenance defects
  • Poor lighting or visibility
  • Debris left uncleared away
  • Crowded or narrow walkways

Unfortunately, any of the conditions mentioned above can lead to a wide range of serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Sprains
  • Spinal cord injuries

If you’ve incurred any of these injuries due to dangerous sidewalk conditions, you should speak with a knowledgeable sidewalk accident lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve and need.

Satisfying the Burden of Proof

To win a premises liability claim of any kind, you and your attorney will need to gather and present evidence to prove various points. They are as follows:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care to provide a safe sidewalk.
  • The defendant breached that duty by failing to maintain, repair, inspect, or warn about the unsafe sidewalk.
  • The breach caused your injury.
  • You suffered damages as a result of your injury.

Recovering Compensation

As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive compensation to help you recuperate from the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. Some examples of these damages can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, or a lower quality of life

Filing On Time

In most cases, the statute of limitations for sidewalk accident claims in Alabama is two years, but in some cases, such as if you were injured on a sidewalk owned by a municipality or the government, you will have only have six months from the date of your accident to file a Notice of Claim.

Contact a Sidewalk Accident Lawyer Today

No one should have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation after a wrongfully-sustained injury on their own. If you’ve been injured, we are here to help. Contact Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC today to schedule your free initial consultation with our seasoned legal team.

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