Tucson Premises Liability Lawyers
When people suffer injuries on someone else’s property, whether it was a retail store, government property or even someone’s home, they may have a claim against the property owner. However, since these cases can be very complex, it is important to contact a licensed attorney to discuss your claim.
Phillips Law Group has been dedicated to helping injury victims for more than 27 years. Our attorneys have built a track record of recovering compensation for damages - $750,000,000 recovered for our clients. We successfully obtained $1,000,000 and $325,000 for victims of premises accidents who both suffered severe injuries.
Our award-winning founder Jeffrey Phillips has served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials and is a National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 member.
The Tucson premises liability lawyers at our firm offer a free, no-obligation legal consultation. We do not charge any upfront fees for our services – unless we recover compensation for our clients, we do not get paid.
Free consultation by phone: 1-800-706-3000.
Arizona Law on Property Owner Liability
Every premises liability claim is different, but they are generally based on the failure of the property owner to correct a hazard or warn visitors about it to help prevent them from injuring themselves.
Property owners have a legal duty to take adequate steps to maintain their property. This includes making routine checks for hazards or obstacles and fixing them. Property owners also need to be careful not to create a dangerous condition on their premises.
Property owners may not need to correct hazards if they provide proper warnings to visitors about them, such as wet floor signs or signs warning visitors away from an area of the property.
Even if the property owner was renting the property, he or she could still be held liable for injuries to visitors. Victims would need to establish the owner knew or should have known about the condition and failed to fix it.
Level of Care Owed to Different Visitors
An important factor in a premises liability case is the legal status of the victim when he or she was on the property. There are a few types of legal classifications for property visitors:
These are usually people who were invited into the property for a business purpose. The most common example of this would be a visitor to a retail store.
A common example would be a houseguest. These are people who were invited to a property for a social purpose. If a child is a licensee, the owner may have a higher obligation to keep him or her safe, depending on the age and intelligence of the child – children do not have the same ability as adults to understand warnings.
These are people who had no permission to be on the property. They may be trespassing after hours or engaging in criminal activity. It can be very difficult to hold a property owner liable for injuries to a trespasser.
However, if the trespasser was a child, the property owner may have a higher obligation for the child’s safety. For example, the property owner could potentially be held liable for a child drowning if the owner did not put a proper fence around the pool, even though the child should not have been there.
These are issues you can discuss with a qualified attorney. The Tucson premises liability lawyers at Phillip Law Group have extensive knowledge of the many factors involved in these claims.
We are ready to take your call 24/7. Phillips Law Group: 1-800-706-3000.
Can I File an Injury Claim?
This is a difficult question for an attorney to answer without having a chance to review the specifics of your claim, including the injuries suffered, the hazard that caused the accident, your legal status while on the property, and other factors.
Sometimes injury victims are partially to blame for an accident. They may have ignored warnings or failed to notice a dangerous condition a reasonable person would have seen. Fortunately, Arizona has a comparative negligence law that allows victims who were partially at fault to pursue compensation.
These are complex issues that you can allow an experienced attorney to sort through.
Our Tucson premises liability lawyers are prepared to review your situation in a free consultation. We are here to help Arizona injury victims.
What Might My Claim Be Worth?
The value of an injury claim greatly depends on the damages suffered by the victim. Damages that often result from a personal injury in a premises accident could include:
- Bills for surgery
- Cost of medication
- Cost of hospital stays
- Cost of follow-up doctor visits
- Lost wages for missing days or hours from work
- Lost earning capacity if you cannot continue to work in the same field as before the accident
- Physical pain
- Emotional problems
There are other factors that can affect the value of a case, including the severity of your injuries and the duration of your medical treatment.
Determining the value of a case is very complicated and an attorney can be an invaluable resource in assessing a case’s value.
Our Tucson premises liability lawyers are ready to help. Call to discuss your situation.
What is the Deadline for Filing Legal Action?
This is an issue that can become complicated. Generally, injury victims have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. This is the standard statute of limitations for personal injuries in Arizona.
However, there are a variety of exceptions to this deadline that either give victims more time to file or give them less than two years to file. For example, if you were injured on government property, you may want to pursue a claim against a government entity. These claims must be filed within just 180 days of the accident date.
There can be other exceptions as well. For example, if you did not discover your injury right when it happened, the two-year clock on the statute of limitations would not start to run until you discovered the injury.
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Examples of Premises Liability Cases
There are many examples of premises liability accidents that may give rise to legal claims. This could include:
- Slip and fall accidents – If you slipped or tripped and fell on someone else’s property, it may have been caused by the property owner’s negligence. He or she may have failed to remove a dangerous hazard or provide fair warning to visitors.
- Accidents on construction sites – If you were passing by a construction site on foot or in your car and were injured, you may have a claim against the party responsible for the construction site.
- Negligent security cases – Sometimes people are injured or become victims of crimes because of a lack of security. For example, maybe there was an uptick in crime in the area and the property owner should have provided security guards. Negligent security cases could also involve poor lighting, such as in a parking lot.
- Swimming pool drownings and injuries – A common example would be a failure to have a lifeguard on duty or a failure of the lifeguard to keep a close eye on pool occupants. There could have also been a lack of maintenance on the pool, resulting in injuries from the chemicals used in the water.
- Accidents with escalators – Poor maintenance can result in the escalator malfunctioning and injuring users.
- Animal attacks – If the owner’s dog bites or attacks visitors, they may have a claim against him or her. Owners may be able to escape liability if they can show they had adequate signage warning of the dog and fencing to keep the dog away from people.
- Injuries at amusement parks – These injuries are often caused by mechanical issues that should have been remedied by those operating the amusement park. Sometimes rides do not have enough safety features to properly protect visitors.
If you were injured in any type of accident on someone else’s property, contact our firm for a free consultation. You may have a case against the property owner.
How a Lawyer May Be Able to Assist You
One of the main benefits of having an experienced attorney is that he or she has extensive knowledge of the law and the many aspects of a claim.
There are many different factors our Tucson premises liability lawyers may consider to determine if you may have a case, which can include:
- Warnings about the obstacle or dangerous condition that caused your injury
- Your actions before your injury
- State or local laws the property owner may have violated
- Whether the property owner had been informed about the problem that led to your injury
- How often the property owner inspected the property
While there are no guarantees in an injury claim, victims with experienced legal representation tend to recover more compensation than those who do not. Phillips Law Group’s attorneys have been assisting injury victims for nearly three decades.
We are prepared to manage every step of the legal process for our clients. This includes dealing with the insurance company to protect the value of a victim’s claim.
Call a Tucson Premises Liability Attorney for a Free Consultation
Our firm possesses the resources to fully litigate injury claims. Our legal team of lawyers, paralegals, support staff and investigators know how to build a robust argument for an injury claim.
We have represented more than 155,000 clients and obtained over $750 million in compensation for their damages.
We are standing by to schedule your free legal consultation with a qualified Tucson premises liability attorney.
You can contact us 24/7 by phone or free online case form. We do not charge upfront fees if we take your case.
Call Phillips Law Group for legal assistance. 1-800-706-3000.