Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Mar 16, 2010 in Personal Injury
Slip and fall accidents tend to be dismissed by many as a simple case of someone 'slipping on a banana peel' in an aisle at the grocery store. In reality, slip and fall cases can and do involve serious injuries and even fatalities. When these situations arise, there are steps involved with determining liability. Below you'll find a basic overview of this analysis, but rather than attempt to handle this complicated area of law by yourself, you should seek the assistance of an Phoenix premises liability lawyer.
The first step that's usually taken when attempting to determine liability in a slip and fall case is to define the legal status of the person who has been injured. The law provides for these statuses, and they are generally as follows:
After the injured person's status has been defined, the next step is usually deciding how or if the property owner or manager is at fault for the injuries that occurred. Basically, property owners/managers have a duty to protect the public from dangerous conditions on their property or to clearly warn them if these dangers cannot be removed. Failing to take these steps could lead to liability on the part of those in charge of that property, but the amount of liability involved will depend on the facts of the situation.
If you or someone you love has been harmed on the property of someone else, contact the Arizona premises liability lawyers at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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