Prescott, AZ, Slip and Fall Lawyers
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere there is a hazardous condition, like cracks in concrete or wet floors. These accidents often result in serious injuries that require a lengthy rehabilitation and ongoing financial and emotional stress. If you suffered a slip and fall accident, you may be able to obtain compensation.
At Phillips Law Group, we have been helping injury victims recover damages for accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. Our experienced attorneys have more than 27 years of experience and have recovered hundreds of millions in compensation. We obtained a $2.25 million-dollar settlement for one of our slip and fall clients who suffered a fractured femur.
We offer a free consultation to look at the circumstances of your potential claim and determine whether you may have a valid case. This completely free meeting does not obligate you to hire our Prescott slip and fall lawyers, but if we take your case, it costs you nothing up front for us to represent you. No fees are collected unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for your injuries.
Phillips Law Group. Ph: 1-800-706-3000
Do I have a Case?
A qualified attorney looks at many factors when determining if there is a valid slip and fall case exists after a slip and fall incident. Every situation is different, so it is necessary for your lawyer to look at the unique conditions that led to your accident and caused your injuries.
We are here to discuss the specifics of your potential claim in a free, no-obligation consultation. This meeting also provides an opportunity for you to get answers to your legal questions, including what to expect from a slip and fall accident case.
Our Prescott slip and fall lawyers are available to answer your questions. Contact us 24/7: 1-800-706-3000
Who May Be Liable For My Slip and Fall Accident?
Slip and fall accidents happen in offices, residential driveways, commercial parking lots and in many other locations. It is challenging to determine liability, and often negligence may be shared for a single accident.
Liability often depends on where the accident happened:
Commercial property – There are multiple parties who have a duty to maintain commercial property and could potentially be liable for a slip and fall accident, including:
- The property owner or landlord who has a duty to oversee property maintenance and ensure the property is reasonably safe, even if he or she does not own or operate the business that is on the property.
- A business owner has an obligation to maintain a safe property. He or she must take reasonable steps, such as supervising or doing the repair of torn flooring, replacing lights in a dimly lit hallway or cleaning up broken glass.
- Individual employees may also be responsible if they see a hazard and do not take care of it or inform a supervisor or the business owner about it.
Residential property – Slip and fall accidents are always complicated, even those involving a residential property where there may be multiple responsible parties, such as a landowner, tenant or other third party.
To establish liability, the injured party must be able to prove the owner knew about the dangerous condition, he or she could have fixed the problem, and the accident and resulting injury was caused by the negligent act of not correcting or repairing the hazard.
Dangerous conditions on a residential property could include, but are not limited to:
- Poorly-lit hallways
- Uneven pavement
- Torn carpeting
- Broken railing on a stairway
- Unguarded swimming pools
Government property – Accidents that happen on property owned by a government entity are typically very different from other slip and fall cases, and the filing deadline, at 180 days, is much shorter. If you think you may have a case for an accident that occurred on local, state or federal property, it is important that you contact a licensed attorney immediately.
Gathering supportive evidence for any type of slip and fall case on your own can be difficult, but at
Phillips Law, our experienced slip and fall attorneys know exactly what to look for and how to best utilize any information we obtain to build a strong argument on your behalf.
What Is the Total Value of My Slip and Fall Case?
The answer to this question can vary greatly, because the value is largely based on the unique circumstances of where and how your accident occurred and how severe your injuries may be.
Our knowledgeable Prescott slip and fall lawyers are prepared to carefully examine all the details of your situation to help determine the maximum value of your potential claim, including:
- The severity of your injuries
- Bills for emergency services
- Present and future medical treatments
- Costs for hospital visits or in-patient stays
- Prescription medication expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages if you had to miss work to recover
- Loss of the ability to earn income in the future if you have become partially or fully disabled
We welcome the opportunity to learn about the specifics of your unique situation and discuss your potential legal options in a free review of your claim.
We can answer your legal questions. Complete our online case evaluation form.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
Personal injury victims in Yavapai County have just two years from the date of the accident to file a claim for compensation. This deadline, or statute of limitations, applies throughout the state of Arizona.
Although this time limit for filing applies in most cases, there are some exceptions that would give you considerably less time – for instance, you are given just 180 days if you file a claim against a government entity.
If you are unsure whether you may have a valid claim, it is important that you act immediately to learn about your possible options. Our free consultation gives you an opportunity to get answers to your legal questions and find out whether you may have a valid case, and since there is no cost to you, there is also no risk.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney?
Accident victims recovering from a serious injury can benefit greatly from having an attorney to manage their personal injury lawsuit. In addition to giving the injured party peace of mind and the ability to focus on healing, it is generally true that cases handled by a skilled attorney often result in the recovery of more compensation.
Additionally, slip and fall claims are complex, and it can be difficult to establish liability. The Prescott slip and fall lawyers at Phillips Law Group have extensive knowledge of the many aspects of these cases and the steps needed to build a strong argument for negligence.
If you have been seriously injured, you may be unable to do the necessary legwork to collect important details that could help your claim. However, at Phillips Law Group, we have the resources to fully investigate the accident and gather supportive evidence.
How Do Slip and Falls Happen?
Slip and fall accidents can happen almost anywhere, which is why it is so important for property owners to maintain their property and address hazards that often cause slip and fall accidents:
- Spilled liquids
- Merchandise in walkways
- Freshly mopped floors with no warning sign
- Slippery floors that have just been waxed
- Uneven pavement
- Large crevices or cracks on sidewalks or parking areas
- Torn, loose carpeting
- Inadequate lighting
- Insufficient warnings about hazards
- Broken or absent handrails
- Steps in need of repair
- Unfinished renovation projects on the property
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident that was caused by a negligent party, call our Prescott slip and fall attorneys for help.
Our slip and fall lawyers are experienced and well-versed in Arizona state laws. We offer a completely free consultation to review the details of your accident and determine whether you may have a valid claim. We do not charge any fees to represent you, so there is no risk or obligation to find out whether you may have a case.
Phillips Law Group. Ph: 1-800-706-3000
Common Injuries from Slips and Falls
Many are surprised when they find out that slip and fall accidents often involve injuries that are more serious that bumps and bruises. Some of the most commonly-seen slip and fall injuries include:
- Multiple fractures
- Severe strains and sprains of ankles, knees, shoulders and backs
- Mild to severe concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Significant bruising
- Severe lacerations
Call a Prescott Slip and Fall Lawyer Today
If we find you have a case, our trusted attorneys are ready to fully manage your claim and keep you well-informed throughout every step. It costs you nothing to find out whether you may have a valid claim, and we charge you nothing up front if we represent you. We only get paid if we achieve a successful verdict on your behalf.
At Phillips Law Group, we have decades of combined experience along with our proven record of success - more than $750 million in compensation recovered. Jeffrey Phillips, the founder of our law firm, has provided lead counsel in over 40 jury trials throughout Arizona, obtaining verdicts in Pima, Maricopa, Pinal, Gila and Yavapai counties.
Contact Phillips Law Group to set up your free legal consultation. Call today. Ph: 1-800-706-3000