Slip and fall accidents can occur almost anywhere, but commonly happen in public places. Property owners and managers have a duty of care, or responsibility to ensure that public areas are safe for visitors. If you have suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, there is a chance that you may be entitled to a claim for compensation. Talk to a highly experienced Phoenix slip and fall lawyer at Stone Rose Law. Call our local law office at (480) 498-8998 for a free case evaluation.
A significant challenge you may face when pursuing a slip and fall claim is the common argument of comparative negligence. The property owner will likely attempt to claim you were also negligent in causing your injury, or failed to act with reasonable care.
Under Arizona’s pure comparative negligence law, you can still recover compensation if an insurer or jury decides you are partially at fault. However, the amount of compensation you receive can significantly be impacted. It will be reduced by your percentage of fault. When you hire a Phoenix personal injury lawyer experienced with slip and fall claims, he or she independently investigates the accident and gathers sufficient evidence of the property owner’s liability to prevent the blame from being shifted onto you.
Some of the more common slip and fall accidents our Phoenix slip and fall attorneys have seen include:
These types of accidents can result in severe injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury, neck injury, back injury, spinal cord injury, fractures and dislocations, burns, sprain, torn, or damaged ligaments, and more.
Property owners are legally required to properly inspect and maintain their premises to keep it reasonably safe for guests and visitors. Therefore, in order for an injured person to prove that the building owner or manager is at fault, there must be evidence that:
Complications can quickly arise when gathering evidence and trying to work out which party to make your claim against. It is always best to discuss these matters with a slip and fall accident attorney.
We have a team of slip and fall lawyers who are prepared to fight to protect your right to compensation. Call Stone Rose Law at (480) 498-8998 to speak with a highly qualified slip and fall attorney in Phoenix today or contact us online.