Phoenix Premises Liability Lawyers Fighting for Compensation in Arizona
If you live in Arizona and have been injured on someone else’s property or premises, you may be able to file a personal injury claim in order to receive financial compensation as a result of your injuries. While every case is different, it is important to note that landowners or property owners are responsible for preventable injuries that you or others have been subjected to.
To better determine what sort of legal options you have and compensation you may be able to receive, it is recommended that you speak to Arizona lawyers about your premises liability claim. Dangerous conditions at a private property or business can lead to visitors suffering serious injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of dangerous property conditions and a negligent property owner, speak to the law firm of Moore Injury Law to discuss how to proceed with your premises liability claims.
Like almost any legal matter, premises liability laws can be complex. However, you should not have to pay medical expenses and suffer from lost wages because of a property owner’s negligence. The liability attorneys of Moore Injury Law have years of experience representing clients across Arizona and helping them win liability premises cases. To schedule a free case review, please contact our Phoenix office today to speak with a member of our legal team.
What Types of Premises Liability Cases Does Moore Injury Law Handle?
At Moore Injury Law, our attorneys represent clients in a number of distinct types of premises liability cases, including:
- Accidents caused by snow or ice
- Amusement ride/amusement park injuries or accidents
- Animal attacks
- Assaults on another’s property that took place because of negligent security
- Break-ins and robbery
- Ceiling collapse or falling objects
- Cracks in the floor or poorly maintained sidewalk
- Dog bite
- Electrocution caused by exposed wiring or other means
- Exposure to mold because of water leaks and poor building maintenance
- Failure to put up adequate warning signs about a hazardous area
- Fall accident caused by an unsafe condition on the stairs, elevator, or escalator
- Injuries while on a hotel/motel property
- Missing barriers and railings causing fall injuries
- Negligent security measures
- Poor equipment maintenance resulting in unsafe conditions
- Poor lighting causing a fall
- Sexual assault on-premises as a result of inadequate security
- Slip and fall injuries
- Swimming pool accidents
- Toxic fumes and exposure to dangerous chemicals
- Wet floors causing a slip and fall accident with no reasonable steps taken to warn visitors of the hazard
- Wrongful death
In addition to helping you construct a personal injury lawsuit, a liability lawyer from our law firm will also explore your options for a premises liability lawsuit. While a slip and fall accident may just be an ‘oops’ for a negligent property owner, for the injury victim it can result in expensive medical bills and lost wages. You have legal rights, and those rights include seeking compensation and potentially punitive damages from the owner or property manager responsible for your personal injuries. Contact our office for a free consultation.
What Can Constitute a Dangerous Premises Condition?
When you are present on someone else’s property (either public or private), you should feel safe. For instance, property managers have the responsibility to ensure that people are protected and shielded from danger. This applies to grocery stores, retail stores, apartment complex buildings, offices, shopping malls, restaurant/eateries, amusement parks, and many more.
Arizona law says that it is the duty of the business owner, the property owner, and the landlord to practice reasonable care in maintaining a safe environment for all lawful visitors. If there is property damage or some hazardous condition that makes for an unsafe environment, then they have a duty to warn their employees, guests, and tenants of the risk. Without unreasonable delay, the owner or manager is then the person responsible for fixing the dangerous condition.
Under the law, the state of Arizona asks that the attorneys for the injured victims show that the property owner had notice of the unsafe conditions and failed to correct them or warn people about them. If the dangerous condition was caused by the property owners or their employees, and they were otherwise notified of the dangerous conditions by others, or the hazardous condition lasted long enough that the owner and staff should have known about it, then they may be held liable for negligence.
If you are unsure whether or not your case qualifies, just give us a call, and we’ll set up a free consultation. If we believe we can help you with your case, your premises liability attorney will seek to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused the personal injury you or your family member suffered.
How Are Property Owners Held Responsible in a Premises Liability Case?
If you suffered severe injuries while visiting what you understandably assumed to be the safe premises of a business establishment or private property, then you may be able to hold property owners responsible with the help of a premises liability attorney.
You may be able to recover by way of the following measures:
- Lost wages: if you had to take time off from work, you might have missed a few important paychecks. Or, maybe, your injuries were so bad that you were no longer able to perform the same line of work anymore. If you are unable to work and have missed wages, your premises liability lawyer may be able to help you recover that money.
- Medical expenses: if you have suffered scars, broken bones, internal injuries, or traumatic brain injuries, then you may be in need of long-term therapy, new medicines, and costly surgeries. You should not have to pay for these expensive medical bills on your own. Your lawyers will refer to your medical records as they seek to recover maximum compensation for any premises liability injuries.
- Pain and suffering caused: sometimes, the most damaging scars in a personal injury case are the ones we cannot see. The mental and emotional suffering of our clients is a real concern for us. If liability accidents cause you any pain and suffering, we will attempt to hold the property owner accountable for their negligence.
- Punitive damages: if it can be shown that the defendant’s action (or any lack of action) was willfully ignorant, grossly careless, or even criminal in nature, it may be possible to hold them responsible in a court of law.
- Wrongful death: unfortunately, sometimes property damages or unsafe environments can do more than simply cause harm; they may also rob us of our loved ones. If liability accidents cause the wrongful death of a member of your family, your premises liability lawyer will endeavor to collect maximum compensation and hold the responsible accountable.
How Could a Premises Liability Lawyer Help Your Case Against a Defiant Property Owner?
Property owners are not automatically liable for injuries to trespassers that were suffered while on their property without implied permission. However, there are a couple of notable exceptions where a property owner may be vulnerable to liability claims from trespassers.
If the trespasser is a child, the injuries suffered on the property can be held against the property’s owner. For example, even if a park says that anyone who visits after hours is trespassing, if it is a child who is trespassing and they are hurt on unsafe equipment then there could be a viable premises liability claim.
Another example would be if the property owner wanted to cause pain or suffering to anyone entering their premises without permission. Traps meant to disfigure or wound anyone, trespassers or not, could see the person responsible for those traps held liable for suffering caused.
Call Our Phoenix Premises Liability Attorneys Today!
If you have suffered injuries on the premises of a business, in someone’s home, or as a tenant of an apartment complex, you may have a case for seeking compensation in a premises liability claim. Whether your injuries were caused by extreme negligence or simply slipping and falling on a wet floor with no warning signs, the attorneys of Moore Injury Law could be able to help you seek justice by legal means.
To speak with our AZ injury lawyers, you can call our office to schedule a free case evaluation. This free consultation is confidential. Call today at 602-795-6605.