Orange Beach Accidents
Orange Beach is a vacation destination for many people in and around Alabama. It offers charming accommodations to visitors, and tourists and residents alike regularly partake in water sports in the Gulf of Mexico, fish from one of the city's many piers, walk on the boardwalk, and dine in its restaurants. Unfortunately, despite its numerous attractions, Orange Beach accidents occur with regularity and, in many instances, cause serious injuries. While some mishaps are unavoidable, most are not, and people that recklessly cause harmful incidents should be held responsible for any losses that arise from their behavior. If you were hurt in an accident brought on by another person’s negligence, it is in your best interest to speak to an attorney about your options for seeking redress. The dedicated Orange Beach personal injury attorneys of Tobias & Comer Law, LLC, are adept at helping accident victims seek justice for their losses, and we will work tirelessly on your behalf.Harm Caused by Orange Beach Accidents
While accidents can occur under a variety of circumstances, some incidents happen with more frequency in Orange Beach than others. For example, Orange Beach is known as a center for recreational water activities, like boating, jet skiing, waterskiing, and kayaking, and when people do not carefully navigate their watercraft, they are likely to cause collisions, tip-over accidents, and other incidents that cause grave harm. In some instances, a defective vessel may cause an accident in the water. Slip and fall accidents are another common cause of harm in Orange Beach, often occurring when a patron encounters liquid or debris on the floor of a store or restaurant. Motor vehicle collisions, trip and fall incidents caused by negligently maintained sidewalks and roadways, and bicycle crashes happen with regularity in Orange Beach as well.Claims Arising Out of Orange Beach Accidents
People hurt in Orange Beach accidents may wish to pursue claims against the parties responsible for their losses. As such accidents are generally caused by careless, rather than intentional, behavior, a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit arising out of an accident will assert a negligence claim against the defendant.
Under Alabama law, to establish negligence, a plaintiff first needs to demonstrate that the defendant owed them a duty. In most cases, the duty imposed on the defendant is to act with reasonable care under the current circumstances, but it may also be an obligation imposed by a law or regulation. Next, the plaintiff must show that the defendant’s actions or failure to act constitute a breach of the duty owed. Finally, the plaintiff has to prove that the defendant’s breach caused the accident in question, and that the plaintiff sustained measurable losses because of the accident.
A plaintiff that sufficiently demonstrates the defendant’s fault may be awarded damages for their financial harm, such as the cost of any medical care they needed after the accident or will need in the future, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses. They may also be able to recover compensation for their intangible harm, like the trauma, suffering, pain, and mental distress they experienced as a result of the accident. If the plaintiff was married at the time of the accident, their spouse might be able to pursue a loss of consortium claim as well.Meet with an Experienced Orange Beach Attorney Today
Accidents can cause critical injuries that not only cause physical pain also but lead to financial harm and reduced quality of life. If you were injured in Orange Beach in an accident caused by another person’s recklessness, you may be owed damages from the person responsible for your harm, and you should meet with an attorney as soon as possible. The experienced Orange Beach personal injury attorneys of Tobias & Comer Law, LLC, possess the skills and resources needed to help people harmed by the negligence of others in the pursuit of compensation. Our office is located in Mobile, and we regularly represent parties in personal injury cases in Orange Beach, as well as in Mobile and throughout Alabama. You can contact us via our form online or at (251) 432-5001 to set up a meeting.