What is Premises Liability?

Birmingham Slip and Fall Attorneys

Premises liability is a legal term that refer to accidents where someone is hurt or injured on someone else’s physical property. This can include a business, retail establishment, restaurant, and even home owners.

The most common lawsuit filed under premises liability is commonly referred to as a “slip and fall” accident. Slip and fall cases are accidents where someone slips because of an unsafe or hazardous premise and falls resulting in bodily harm or injury. Slip and fall cases can be extremely troublesome, often resulting in lost wages or permanent disability. For some people, slip and fall cases can even result in death. For example, consider an elderly person who might break a hip, a younger person could break an arm.  In severe cases, paralysis or death can results.  Our Birmingham Alabama slip and fall accident attorneys are trained to recognize and understand the elements of these cases. Their goal is to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

  • Unsafe or hazardous premise/property
  • Cracked or uneven flooring
  • Wet, slippery flooring
  • Dirty and/or trash covered floors
  • Exposed cords (obstacles)
  • Poor lighting
  • Torn floor mats
  • Broken handrails
  • Potholes, ice, curbs in parking lots

Slip & Fall Cases We Represent

  • The Birmingham Plaintiff’s Attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt has represented numerous clients who were involved in slip and fall accidents. The firm recently represented an injured woman who fell on a wet floor in a large supermarket because the floors were not properly labeled with a “slippery floor” sign. Similarly, we represented another client who tripped and fell on a bulging piece of cracked concrete while leaving a commercial business. After having to undergo back surgery as a result of the fall, our client was out of work for months and lost wages and time off from work. The Slip and Fall Attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt were able to recover compensation for his injury and time off from work.


Accidents can happen virtually anywhere. If the people responsible for maintaining the premises on which you were injured failed to maintain a safe environment and you were injured as a result, you may have a premises liability case. If you have been injured in such an accident, call our attorneys at 205-324-1212 today.

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