Phoenix Slip and Fall Lawyers Giving Clients a Fighting Chance for Justice
Slip and fall, or premise liability, refers to the liability of a property owner for personal injuries sustained on their property. A “slip and fall” injury case may include injuries from the following:
- Losing traction, slipping and falling on a walking surface.
- Stumbling over an obstruction on a walkway or surface of the property.
- Losing your balance and falling into a hole on the walkway or surface of the property.
- Tripping over a foreign object on a walkway or surface of the property.
If you have suffered serious injuries as the result of a slip and fall accident, the attorneys of Moore Injury Law would be honored to represent your personal injury claims in court. Property owners have a responsibility to their visitors to provide a safe environment and put up warning signs for hazards like wet floors or trip hazards on the ground or sidewalks. When accidents occur on their property, the owners or managers may be vulnerable to a premises liability claim for any slip and fall injuries. Because such slip and fall injuries can result in costly medical bills, lost wages, and potentially a diminished quality of life after a traumatic brain injury, the property owners and their insurance company may need to provide financial compensation to any injured party.
By putting trust in Moore Injury Law’s aggressive representation and dedicated attorney-client relationship, injury victims can better hope to obtain compensation to aid their recovery and hopefully see that dangerous conditions are sooner rectified.
How Could a Lawyer Hold Property Owners Accountable?
In order to be eligible for compensation for a slip and fall injury, your attorney must prove that the property owner is liable for the accident. A property owner may be held liable for your injuries under the following laws and precedents:
- Dangerous Condition: The property owner created a dangerous condition or was aware of a dangerous condition on the property and did not exercise reasonable care or was negligent with regard to the condition, and the person is injured because of the dangerous condition.
- Notice of Condition: The property owner did not provide a reasonable warning or notice to prevent injury due to an unsafe condition and a person is injured from the dangerous condition.
- Constructive Notice: The property owner had constructive notice of the hazardous condition. Even if a property owner was not aware of the hazard on their property, if they should have had knowledge of the condition the person was injured from, they are considered to have constructive notice.
- Mode of Operation: This legal theory provides that a property owner is liable if they could have reasonably foreseen or anticipated a foreseeable risk that the operation of his or her business would create the dangerous condition the person is injured from.
Whether you suffered slip and fall injuries at the grocery store, your workplace, or in a public space like a park or sidewalk, if you suffered serious injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, your attorneys will attempt to prove liability so that you may receive compensation to aid your recovery.
What Injuries Could Result from a Slip and Fall Accident?
Sometimes a slip and fall is just a nuisance. A lot of us have tripped and fallen at the grocery store, for example, scuffing a knee. Minor cuts and bruises are not the slip and fall cases we are talking about here. One only looks to go to court for fall injuries which are more serious. Because slip and fall accidents can be serious, they sometimes leading to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, hip fractures, and even death in some cases.
Other injuries suffered from slip and fall accidents include suffering broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and head injuries. Some of these personal injury cases represent victims with traumatic brain injuries who will require years of physical therapy and potential surgical procedures.
Even if you had a previous injury, if your injury was aggravated by your fall, you are still entitled to compensation for damages. The elderly are most likely to suffer from severe injuries from falls, and their claim is no less important or valuable due to the age or frailty of their bodies. If the negligence of a property owner leads to an injury, they are liable to pay damages to the victim.
What Particulars Could a Slip and Fall Lawyer Examine in Your Premises Liability Case?
In representing your personal injury case, your slip and fall lawyer will investigate all topics related to how your fall accident occurred. Most slip and fall accidents occur in otherwise safe premises which have some defect — a wet floor with no warning sign, trip dangers, poorly maintained stairs — which resulted from the negligence of a property owner who did not take reasonable steps to warn visitors.
Additionally, your personal injury lawyer will look into:
- The level of severity of your injuries.
- The reason for your visiting the property (i.e., business, social visit, trespassing).
- Did the property owner know, or should they have known, about the hazardous conditions?
- Did the property owner take reasonable precautions to warn about the hazard?
- Did you contribute to your accident through your own lack of care?
- Were you intoxicated at the time? If yes, would a sober and alert person with average intelligence have been injured in the same way?
Are There Different Criteria for Falls that Occur on Government or Public Property?
Just like personal property, Government-owned property and public property need maintenance and reasonable care to ensure the public is not injured by unsafe conditions. If a government employee is negligent and causes an injury (i.e., falling into an unmarked open manhole), the victim may have a good personal injury claim. But the process is very different than claims against a private property owner.
In a case like this, you have a very short timeframe in which to bring a claim:
- A person must file a notice of claim within six months of the date of injury, or the claim is lost.
- After the notice of claim is filed, a person then must file his or her lawsuit within one year of the date of injury, or the claim is lost.
You must act quickly. Call an experienced slip and fall attorney at Moore Injury Law right away if you were injured on public or government property.
What Experience Does the Law Firm of Moore Injury Law Have in Premise Liability Cases?
Injured victims of fall accidents deserve the right to seek payment to help pay for their pain and suffering. If you take your slip and fall case to Moore Injury Law, our attorneys will evaluate whether you have a valid claim capable of proving liability and obtaining justice.
Just like every client is different from the next, every slip and fall accident case is also unique. The lawyers of Moore Injury Law have years of experience representing accident victims with slip and fall claims.
- Bus Driver slips in Carl’s Jr. and breaks his wrist, loses job – $300k litigation settlement before trial
- Elderly woman slips and falls at Home Depot. Home Depot denied liability. – $215k Jury trial verdict for woman
- Man falls in open manhole – $750k pre-litigation insurance settlement
If you were injured due to hazardous conditions on private or public property, Moore Injury Law will attempt to get you the compensation that you deserve.
We will take your case on a contingency fee basis, which means if you don’t get paid, we don’t either.
We always offer a free consultation. Call us today at 602-795-6605.