Dothan Store and Restaurant Accident Lawyers Protect the Interests of Injury Victims

Alabama firm seeks compensation from negligent store and restaurant owners

When you go shopping or out to eat, you don’t expect to be injured at the store or restaurant. Unfortunately, accidental injuries can and do happen. At Carey & Hamner, P.C., in Dothan, our personal injury lawyers help victims of negligent accidents collect compensation when unsafe property conditions lead to injuries. Our respected law firm has fought for the rights of injury victims in Alabama for decades.   

Dothan injury attorneys hold restaurants and stores accountable

To be successful in holding a store or restaurant owner accountable for injuries, negligence must be proven, which can be a complex task. There are different defenses that the owner might use in an attempt to avoid their legal responsibility. A business owner could claim that the hazard was obvious and you should have seen it. In other cases, a defendant might blame a third party for the dangerous condition. Many times, defendants try to blame the victim’s own carelessness for their injury. If an Alabama defendant shows that the plaintiff is in any way responsible for their accident, that will bar any recovery under the state’s contributory negligence standard. Our lawyers understand the defenses that restaurant and store owners use to avoid liability and we will work diligently to prepare a winning legal argument.  

Types of accidents that occur frequently at Dothan stores and restaurants

Incidents that frequently cause injuries at stores and restaurants include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Burns
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Delivery truck accidents
  • Assaults

While you may be able to file a premises liability claim against the store or restaurant, you might also have a product liability claim against a manufacturer if you suffered food poisoning or a claim against a trucking company if an untrained driver hit you in a poorly lit store parking lot. We will examine the circumstances of your case and press to hold all negligent parties liable. If your family member died due to a restaurant or store accident, our attorneys can advise you about a potential wrongful death action.

Hazardous conditions that cause injuries at stores and restaurants

When dangerous conditions at stores and restaurants are not corrected, they can cause serious accidents and injuries. Possible hazards include:

  • Spilled drinks and food debris
  • Cluttered floors, aisles and hallways
  • Poor lighting
  • Torn carpeting and unsecured rugs
  • Uneven floors
  • Rain or snow at entrances, exterior walkways or parking lots
  • Improper training of workers that leads to accidents
  • Inadequate security, including in parking lots
  • Negligent maintenance

No matter what hazard caused your accident, we will investigate all of the evidence to establish liability and build the strongest possible case against the defendant.   

Alabama premises liability laws

When store and restaurant owners fail to maintain safe premises and do not provide adequate warnings of hazards, they can face the legal consequences for injuries. Customers at stores and restaurants are considered invitees and are owed the strongest protections under Alabama premises liability laws. Stores and restaurants owe customers a duty of care to keep their properties reasonably safe. When they breach that duty of care, they can be held liable if accidents and injuries occur. Our Dothan injury attorneys work to hold restaurants and stores accountable for injuries when they violate the duty of care.

Compensation after an injury in a Dothan store or restaurant

In an injury claim against a Dothan store or restaurant, you could get compensation for the following damages:

  • Doctor bills and other medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Potential punitive damages in cases of egregious negligence

We will examine all of your damages and seek to get you a maximum settlement or verdict.   

Contact a Dothan store and restaurant accident lawyer for assistance

When you have been injured at an Alabama store or restaurant, the accident lawyers at Carey & Hamner, P.C., in Dothan can help you understand if you have a claim for compensation against the proprietor. Call our firm at 855-435-4797 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.