Tempe Premises Liability Attorney
Arizona property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe premise for any individual who has legal permission to enter his or her personal residence, piece of land or commercial business. If an owner fails to adhere to those safety standards and someone gets injured as a direct result, he or she may be held liable for any harm suffered by the injured party.
At Phillips Law Group, protecting the legal rights and interests of accident victims is a top priority. We have decades of combined experience along with a proven history of representing clients and getting significant results. Some recovery examples include $1,000,000 for a premises accident victim who suffered a broken neck, collarbone, and paralysis, and a $325,000 recovery for victim who sustained a second and third degree burns in a premises accident.
Contact us for a free initial consultation with one of our qualified Tempe premises liability lawyers to discuss your legal options. If you have a case and we represent you, there are no upfront fees to pay. We accept premises liability cases on contingency, so we do not get paid unless we win compensation on your behalf. We are available 24/7 to talk over the phone or online.
Call Phillips Law Group today at Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
Do I Have a Premises Liability Case?
Determining whether or not you may have a case is difficult without knowing all of the circumstances that led to your accident. However, for every premises liability case, these four elements of negligence must be proven:
- Duty of care – You must prove you were legally permitted to be on the property when you got hurt to establish the property owner had a duty to maintain a safe environment while you were on the premises.
- Breach of duty of care – You must prove that the property owner was negligent in his or her duty of care. The owner knew or should have reasonable known about the dangerous condition on the property but failed to take any action to correct the problem.
- Causation – This element is the hardest to prove, because you must show the direct link between the property owner’s negligence and your injuries. This often requires an investigation of all contributing factors.
- Damages – You must prove that the injuries you suffered were directly caused by the property owner’s breach of duty and caused you tangible damages, such as lost wages and medical costs.
When Could a Property Owner Be Liable?
To establish a property owner’s liability for an injury that occurred on his or her property, investigators will have to determine whether you had a legal right to be on the premises. A qualifying legal status could include:
- Invitee – You were on the premises because you were invited by the owner. This type of invitation is typically for a business to make money, such as a movie theater or doctor’s office. The property owner is required to notify invitees of any known hazards on the property as well as any dangerous conditions that existed long enough that he or she should have known about it.
- Licensee – A licensee is invited onto a property for non-commercial reasons, such as a social guest. In this scenario, the property owner is required to notify you of any potentially dangerous conditions on the property.
- Trespasser – Someone who enters a property without permission of the owner is a trespasser, and in this case, the property owner would not be liable for a trespasser’s injuries unless he or she intentionally caused the person harm.
- Child trespasser – Unlike most adults, children do not fully understand a potential danger, so the law allows that a property owner may owe a greater duty of care, even if the child is a trespasser.
If you are unsure what your legal status may have been at the time of the accident and would like to speak with a licensed Tempe premises liability lawyer, contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
Free Consultation. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
How Much Could My Claim Be Worth?
Every premises liability case is different, and the value of your claim is determined, in part, by the type and extent of your injuries, along with many other mitigating factors. When you take advantage of our free consultation offer to meet with one of our experienced Tempe premises liability lawyers, it will be possible to give you more accurate information as it relates to your situation. However, in general, the damages you may be able to pursue for your injuries include:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Your physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Funeral and burial costs
If an injured party shares liability for his or her accident, Arizona’s comparative fault statute is another important factor that could impact the amount of compensation an accident victim may recover. The injured person may still pursue a claim, but any percentage of liability will be deducted from his or her final settlement award accordingly.
For instance, if you were assigned 10 percent fault in your accident and the awarded settlement was $100,000, the amount of damages you receive would be reduced by 10 percent for a total outcome of $90,000. If we represent you, our Tempe premises liability lawyers will work hard to ensure that you are not issued more fault than you deserve.
Tempe Premises Liability Claims We Handle
There are many types of premises liability claims our legal team handles, including but not limited to:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Construction site injuries
- Dog bites
- Toxic chemicals
- Negligent security
If you were injured on a commercial or private property, it is important that you do not delay in pursuing a claim. Arizona Revised Statute 12-542 defines the general legal deadline for filing a personal injury claim as two years from the date of the accident.
Although there may be exceptions that permit you to file later, there are other circumstances, such as filing against a government entity, which only gives you 180 days to act. If you are unsure if your time to file has passed, contact a knowledgeable Tempe premises liability attorney who can manage your claim, investigate the accident thoroughly and communicate with you throughout the legal process.
Speak With Our Tempe Premises Liability Lawyers Now
Premises liability cases are often complex and time-consuming, which is why it helps to have a licensed attorney who is well-versed in Arizona laws on your side.
Our Tempe premises liability lawyers offer a completely free consultation to review and determine if you have a case. If we represent you, you can rest assured that your best interests will be protected. We will thoroughly look into the details of your accident and strive to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. There are no upfront fees if we take on your case and only get paid if we help you win.
Our office is located about 20 minutes from the Tempe Municipal Court.
Call for your free consultation at Phillips Law Group now. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.