Tempe Slip and Fall Lawyer
Many slip and fall accidents could have been avoided if the property owner had taken steps to fix a hazardous condition or at least warn people about it. Victims of these accidents may be eligible to pursue compensation for their damages through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Phillips Law Group has been able to recover hundreds of millions in compensation for Arizona injury victims over more than 27 years. We obtained $2.25 million for a slip and fall victim with a fractured femur. Our founder Jeffrey Phillips is a member of several legal associations, including the American Academy of Trial Attorneys and the National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100. He has served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials throughout the state.
A consultation with our Tempe slip and fall lawyers is free of charge. We can determine if you have grounds for a legal claim and if you hire us, there are no fees unless we obtain compensation.
Call us for answers to your legal questions 1-800-706-3000.
Do I Have a Slip and Fall Case?
These cases are complicated because of the many factors involved. As a general rule, victims need to establish they suffered an injury because of a dangerous condition and the property owner was negligent in how he or she dealt with the hazard. For example, the property owner may have needed to remove the hazard or warn you about it with a sign.
Property owners are obligated to take reasonable steps to deal with hazards or obstacles. The definition of reasonable steps depends on what the injury victim’s legal status on the property was before the injury:
- Invitee – If you were invited to the property for a business purpose, you are typically an invitee. One of the most common examples of an invitee is a customer at a retail store.
- Licensee – If you were a houseguest when the injury occurred, you may have been a licensee. These are people who go to a property for a non-business purpose. Legally, property owners must warn licensees about dangerous conditions if they know about them or the licensee is likely to discover it.
- Trespasser – These individuals do not have a legal right to be on the property. Generally, property owners do not need to take steps to prevent injury to these people. However, if the property has something that is likely to attract trespassers, the owner may be required to take steps to help prevent injury to trespassers.
Our experienced legal team of attorneys, paralegals, investigators and other staff members are prepared to review your claim to determine if there may be a case. We have detailed knowledge of the many factors involved and how to determine liability for a slip and fall.
What Might My Case be Worth?
The answer is that it depends on your situation, the damages suffered, severity of your injuries, and many other factors. This is something it is a good idea to discuss with a licensed attorney. At Phillips Law Group, we have a proven track record of recovering fair compensation for victims of accidents caused by negligence. We understand how to discover the value of a claim.
You may be able to recover compensation for your current and future medical bills, such as surgical procedures, hospital stays, wheelchairs, physical therapy, prescription medications and anything else that is reasonable and necessary for treatment of your injuries.
However, there are many other damages that can occur after a slip and fall injury, such as lost wages or lost earning capacity if you must enter a new line of work because you are physically unable to do your old job.
Our Tempe slip and fall lawyers can also explain how to document your physical pain and mental suffering after the injury. These can be worth as much or more than medical bills, but they are harder to quantify. This is where it is helpful to have an experienced attorney working for you.
We are ready to discuss the value of your claim in a free consultation.
Arizona’s Deadline for Slip and Fall Injury Claims
Slip and fall injury claims are a type of personal injury claim, so they are governed by Arizona’s two-year statute of limitations. This means you generally have just two years from the date of the accident to file a claim, otherwise you could lose the right to do so.
There are some exceptions to this deadline: if you are a minor you have two years from your 18th birthday to file a claim and if your injury is a result of a government entity’s negligence, you have just 180 days. There are other exceptions as well, which is why it is good to discuss your claim with a licensed Tempe slip and fall lawyer in a free consultation. We can determine how much time you may have to file claim and if you have a viable case.
If time runs out, you could lose the right to pursue compensation, so do not wait to talk about your claim with our lawyers.
Free consultation: 1-800-706-3000
Benefits of Hiring an Attorney
The last thing a slip and fall victim needs is the added stress of the legal process. This is why hiring a trusted attorney is generally a good idea.
The legal team at Phillips Law Group can handle each step of the process on your behalf. We have a proven track record of protecting clients’ best interests throughout the process as we pursue full compensation.
Some of the steps our attorneys and legal team of paralegals, investigators and assistants are ready to handle include:
- Investigating the scene (taking pictures, obtaining video footage, talking to witnesses)
- Reviewing medical records
- Consulting medical experts to determine the full extent of your injuries
- Reviewing damages
- Negotiating for fair compensation
- Preparing a case for trial if necessary
Complete a free Case Evaluation form to get started.
Where Do Slip and Falls Happen?
These accidents happen on public and private properties, which can include:
- Shopping malls
- Strip malls
- Retail stores
- Grocery stores
- Parking lots
- Public buildings
- Public parks
- Movie theaters
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
There are many hazards or obstacles that can result in slip and fall injuries:
- Mopped floors
- Waxed floors
- Uneven walkways/sidewalks
- Cracks in the sidewalk
- Merchandise in store aisles
- Loose or bunched up carpeting
- Poor lighting
- Inadequate signs warning of hazards
- Broken tiles
- Broken handrail
- Unstable steps on a staircase
- Unfinished staircase
If you think your slip and fall accident was the result of the property owner’s negligence, our Tempe slip and fall lawyers are ready to discuss it with you in a free legal consultation. There are no upfront fees for having our attorneys represent you.
Injuries After a Slip and Fall
These injuries can be devastating and require a long time to heal. This is why victims should strongly consider talking to a lawyer about possible legal options after one of these injuries:
- Broken arms, legs, hips, wrists or ankles
- Sprained or strained ligaments, particularly in the wrists, ankles and knees
- Traumatic brain injuries, like concussions
- Dislocated shoulders
- Broken collarbones
- Spinal cord damage
- Severe bruising
Have Questions? Call Our Tempe Slip and Fall Attorneys
Our firm has represented more than 155,000 clients since 1993 and obtained over $750,000,000 in compensation for victims. We understand what injury victims go through, physically, financially and emotionally. We also know how these injuries can affect family members of the victim.
If you were injured in a slip and fall, you can call us to set up a free consultation. We can answer your legal questions and determine if you have a case. If you do, you decide if you want to move forward. If you do, we are dedicated to fighting for your best interests and the full value of the damages you have suffered. Our attorneys also do not get paid unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
We can be reached by phone, free case evaluation form or live chat. A member of our legal team is ready to take your information and schedule an initial consultation. We know injuries can happen any time, day or night, and we want to review your claim as soon as possible to discuss potential legal options.
Call Phillips Law Group today. 1-800-706-3000