Are apartment managers required to take action to Salt parking lots and walkways during freezing weather? Last week my wife was walking from our door to the car and slept on a large patch of ice in the parking lot. This caused her to fracture her spine and we are now facing 30 to $40,000 in medical fees due to their negligence.
There are regulations as to how long after a snowstorm the snow and ice it is to be cleared. See a local personal injury lawyer
Sorry to hear about your wife's injuries. Whether or not there are laws or regulations "requiring" them to, they may have been negligent for failing to do so. You should immediately contact a local personal injury attorney. A good personal injury attorney can not only evaluate your case, but can help you in recommending the best treatment options, as well as compensation for your injuries and other damages. While any attorney in Alabama can theoretically handle your case, a local personal injury attorney usually has connections and recommendations for local doctors and other treatment. Almost all do this at no cost to you unless they recover for you. You can contact most attorneys on this site by clicking their profile which will usually give you a phone number and website.
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There is no specific law on that issue in Alabama. Each case is fact specific. It depends on notice and reasonableness. You need to go over facts with an attorney. Weather cases are very hard to win.
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This is a premises liability claim. The first rule the defense attorney will cite is that the landlord is not an insurer of his tenants safety and you will have contributory negligence raised as a defense. Difficult hurdles to overcome however you may need an opinion from a Huntsville attorney to advise you. Best of luck.
I'm sorry to hear about your wife's accident. I hope she's recovering well.
There is a law in Alabama that requires business and property owners to maintain their premises and advise customers/visitors about any dangerous condition present in their premises of which the owner knew or should have known to exist. If they fail to take appropriate measures to prevent slip and fall accidents due to harsh conditions, they may be held responsible for injuries caused by unsafe conditions on their property.
I highly suggest that you discuss your wife's situation with a personal injury lawyer immediately. Wishing you all the best.
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