Mesa Slip and Fall Lawyer
Injuries caused by slip, trip or fall accidents can be life changing for victims and their families. In many instances, victims believe that they may not have a case simply because their claim may be difficult to prove. However, many slip, trip or fall accidents are valid, and are the result of negligence from property owners. Pursuing a slip and fall lawsuit gives victims an opportunity to hold neglient parties responsible for their actions - by proving that the defendant knew of an issue, failed to fix it and also failed to notify anyone else about the potential danger.
At Phillips Law Group, we have been helping victims and their families for more than 27 years. Our lawyers have successfully represented victims of slip and fall accidents and recovered significant amounts of compensation including a $2,250,000 recovery on behalf of slip and fall victim that suffered a fractured femur and a $500,000 recovery for a client that suffered a fractured elbow, tailbone and torn ligaments in a slip and fall incident.
For a free review of your claim, contact a Mesa slip and fall lawyer at our firm today by calling 1-800-706-3000. Your initial consultation is free, there are no upfront fees if we take on your slip and fall case, and we only get paid if you do.
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Who May Be Liable for Your Injury?
Identifying the at-fault party in a slip and fall damages lawsuit can depend on a range of factors, including where the incident took place.
Was it on a commercial property?
If so, the owner of the property may be liable - even if they do not own the business that is operating on the property. The business owner may also be liable and potentially, employees may also be liable.
Commonly, it must be established in the lawsuit that the responsible parties caused the issue that created the incident. For example, a store worker spilled liquid on the floor and did not clean it up and/or failed to put any "wet floor" warning signs around the spill.
It must also be established that staff/owners were aware that there was an issue and did nothing to correct that issue. Another example may be carpet that has a lump in it that causes people to trip on the lump. If the store owner or any employees were aware of the carpet issue but did nothing to correct it, nor put any warning signs out, there may be liability.
The responsible parties "should have known" about the issue. When an invitee or guest enters a property, there is an obligation by the owner of that property to ensure that the premises are safe and that "reasonable" care has been taken to ensure that safety. While establishing this can be difficult, an experienced lawyer will know how to explore this area when building a case.
Was it on a residential property?
Residential property liability claims can involve landlords, tenants and possibly third parties - which may be held liable in a slip and fall claim. To accomplish this, it must be proven that:
- The landlord was aware of the hazard
- The landlord had the ability to correct the issue at a reasonable cost
- The injury was a direct result of the hazard not being fixed
- The landlord failed to take reasonable action to help prevent an accident
Having an experienced lawyer with a support team can help to fully investigate your claim and develop a strong argument for your damages claim.
Was it on a government-owned property?
When property is owned by local, state and/or federal governments, there are specific rules that apply regarding damages lawsuits. An example of this is that there can be very specific times to file claims along with a broad range of immunity from those claims.
However, if you are unsure if you have a case, we welcome you to contact us today for a free consultation.
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If I Have A Case, What Is It Worth?
The medical costs that are often associated with slip and fall injuries can add up quickly. When lost wages and the inability to return to work also become an issue, injury victims may begin to wonder if they have a case and if so, the financial value of that case.
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As every case is unique, it can be difficult to determine the specific value of a claim without reviewing the details of each incident. However, at Phillips Law Group, our slip and fall attorneys understand that you may have many questions about your potential lawsuit, and we can help to find answers to those questions.
We offer a free, no obligation review of your claim to help determine if you have a case and if so, we can explain what we believe is the most effective method to proceed with a lawsuit. There are no upfront fees if we take on your case and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
How Long Do I Have to File A Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
In Arizona, injury victims commonly have two years to file their compensation claim - this is referred to as the "Statute of Limitations".
However, in certain cases, there may require that the filing deadline is brought forward or delayed. An example of this is known as the "Discovery Rule". Under the "Discovery Rule", a victim may have been injured in an accident but not known that they were injured until days after the incident. In reference to a slip and fall, a scenario may involve a person that has slipped on wet flooring at a shopping mall, but not known that they hurt their hip until days or weeks later.
If you need help determining that you are eligible to file a claim - and how much time you may have left - we encourage you to call a lawyer at Phillips Law Group today for your free consultation.
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How Can A Slip and Fall Lawyer Help?
When a lawyer handles a case involving the injury of a person, those cases produce higher amounts of financial compensation compared to claims that do not involve a lawyer.
Slip, trip and fall cases can be complex and often require an experienced slip and fall lawyer to develop a robust argument for your damages claim. Our slip and fall lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of slip and fall clients, and we understand the strategies that are often used by defense counsels handling these claims on behalf of property owners, insurance companies and other parties that may be involved in the lawsuit.
An important component of a slip and fall case is establishing:
- The property owner was aware that there was an item, object and/or fixture on their property that may cause someone to slip, trip or fall
- That property owner did nothing to fix the issue, nor did they make any attempt to notify invitees and/or licensees that there was a potential hazard
In many slip and fall cases, liability may be determined by a judge or jury using common sense and the evidence presented during the case.
When building a slip and fall case, there may be many different elements that we will explore to help validate your claim including:
- Identifying any known hazards where the incident took place
- Establishing that the victim was permitted legal entry into the property where the injury occurred
- Determining that the victim was injured by a hazard that was on the property
- Calculating damages suffered due to that injury
Following a serious injury, many victims do not have the ability to fully investigate a claim. Often, finances and medical restrictions may also be a significant barrier to building a successful damages claim. At Phillips Law Group, we have recovered more than $750,000,000 in compensation for our clients, and our team is led by our award winning founder, Jeffrey Phillips. Jeffrey has served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials and has had success in various counties throughout Arizona.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
A slip, trip or fall incident can happen almost anywhere - in the workplace, at a sporting event, in a parking lot, at a concert, in a shopping mall or even at someone's home. Some of the reasons that a fall-related incident can occur include:
- Wet flooring
- Waxed floors
- Torn carpet
- Uneven flooring/sidewalks
- Unsafe stairs
- Transitions in flooring material (tiles to carpet for example)
- Missing handrails
- Bad lighting
- Bright, reflective lighting
- Oil or grease spills
- Unsalted ice
- Extension cords running across a walkway
- Open doors from a cabinet or desk
As a guest or invitee to a property, it's also important to pay attention to your surroundings, and to wear appropriate footwear for the property that you are visiting.
Contact A Mesa Slip and Fall Attorney Today
Slip and fall cases require an experienced legal team that understand the complexities that can arise during the litigation process. With a proven track record of success, at Phillips Law Group, our slip and fall attorneys have a full support team including paralegals, assistants, investigators and access to leading industry professionals that help us to build your case.
For more than 27 years we have been helping to protect the rights of injury victims and their families, and we charge no upfront fees if we take on your case. Your initial consultation with a lawyer at our firm is also free, and we only get paid when you do.
To speak to a lawyer today about your potential slip, trip or fall compensation claim, call 1-800-706-3000, or fill out our "Free Case Evaluation" form and a representative from our firm will be in contact with your shortly.
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