Slip and Fall and Other Property Accident Injuries
Our Phoenix, Arizona slip and fall lawyers with Phillips Law Group help those injured on another’s property. In the Phoenix and Tucson areas, an accident or injury that occurs on real property is known as a "premises liability" injury. Injuries in slip and fall accidents are considered to be premises liability injuries and typically arise because of a dangerous condition on someone’s property. In addition to slip and fall, premises liability injuries include injuries caused by unsafe buildings, inadequate security, lead poisoning, fires, explosions, exposure to hazardous materials, athletics, dog bite, and an accident or injury that occurs at an construction site, farm, swimming pool, or the workplace.
Owners and occupiers of property have a duty to protect persons lawfully on their property from injuries resulting from an accident caused by hazardous conditions that the owner or occupier knew or should have know existed. For example, if you slip and fall in a Phoenix store because of a leaky roof and there was no warning that water was on the floor, the owner of the store may be liable under the theory of premises liability. Or if an accident in a Tucson hardware store leads you to be exposed to hazardous chemicals, you may have a legal claim against the store owner under premise liability. When owners or occupiers of property act irresponsibly by failing to adequately protect persons from such hazards, they may be held legally accountable.
If you have been harmed on another’s property, contact our Phoenix personal injury lawyers to discuss your situation. It is often possible to recover damages against negligent landowners because they usually have insurance available in the event of an accident. Our Arizona accident attorneys serving the Tucson area with Phillips Law Group can help you receive the compensation you may be legally entitled to after your slip and fall or other premise liability accident. Our Phoenix attorneys will consult with you free of charge.
If you rent an apartment, your landlord has a duty to provide safe common areas so that you can enjoy the property you are paying for without fear of an accident or injury. In Phoenix, Tucson, and throughout Arizona, this does not mean the landlord has to employ security guards but they do have act in a reasonable manner.
If you are injured or suffer an accident on another’s property, discuss your situation with our Tucson and Phoenix area accident attorneys at Phillips Law Group. If the property owner’s carelessness resulted in your accident or injury, the property owner may be guilty of negligence and you may be eligible for compensation under the law.
This category of premises liability cases includes an accident or incident which occurs in buildings, on sidewalks or in other types of structures. The types of cases which fit into this category range from a slip and fall caused by dangerous conditions to assaults due to a lack of proper security.
Regardless of the type case, our Phoenix accident attorneys can help you develop the facts of your case to give you the best possible advantage at trial. There are some issues which should be kept in mind, as they are common to all of these cases; our Arizona slip and fall lawyers can help you understand these issues.
The first issue is to determine who owns the building or structure in Arizona where the accident and subsequent injury took place. This issue must be addressed immediately, because in some instances a claim must be filed within a very short time. Our Phoenix and Tucson area personal injury attorneys can help you with this issue, even if you are in the hospital or recuperating at home.
Another issue is that quite often the condition which caused the accident is changed or fixed soon after the accident takes place. For this reason the Arizona accident attorneys with Phillips Law Group try to visit the scene as soon as possible to gather crucial evidence, interview witnesses, etc. We often want an expert to visit the scene and this must also be done with as much of the original condition intact as possible. The law applicable to many of these cases is constantly changing and requires our Phoenix slip and fall injury lawyers to be well prepared legally and factually. Our experience in handling and trying these cases enables us to help our clients achieve superior results.
All cases are different and this is a difficult area of the law to predict. If you are injured in an accident that you suspect was caused by a careless landowner, contact our Phoenix and Tucson area accident attorneys for a free case evaluation.