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Went To The Stadium and Got Hurt?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on July 30, 2022

Sporting events are among the few examples where people still go to stadiums. This is because, unlike watching the game on TV, people who attend sporting events experience the unparalleled excitement of seeing the teams play live.

The thrill of being there in person and feeling like you’re part of something bigger than yourself is a big draw for sports fans. However, due to the packed stadiums, the competitive nature and passion of the fans, it’s easy to get hurt while supporting your favorite team.

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Appeals Court: AZ Utilities Can Be Accountable for Negligence

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on January 15, 2022

The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that utilities cannot legally shield themselves from a claim when acts of negligence have led to injuries, death, or property damage. This ruling was the result of a claim in which arcing electrical wires destroyed a home and the family’s personal belongings.

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The Biggest Camping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on May 10, 2020

Camping can be an incredibly freeing experience. You can connect with nature, get away from your computer and phone, and just breath in some fresh air. It can also be a wonderful bonding experience with friends, family, and children. Between Arizona and Nevada, residents of the Southwest have a host of camping options, from local state parks to classic trips to the Grand Canyon. However, when you go camping unprepared, it can turn into a complete disaster. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on how to avoid the most common camping mistakes and mishaps.

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Who’s Responsible If Audience Members Get Hurt During a Show?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on September 29, 2017

For most people who come to Las Vegas, seeing a performance or other live show is high on the list of “things to do.” But a night on the town can quickly turn into a night of pain under the wrong circumstances. This has left some people wondering: who’s responsible if audience members get hurt during a show?

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Who Is Responsible for Store-Robbery Injuries? (You May Be Surprised)

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on August 18, 2017

In Las Vegas (or anywhere), it seems like a robber should be responsible for any injuries that occur during a holdup, but it is possible that the store being robbed is also at fault. Like any other case, it really comes down to negligence and who failed to act in a reasonable way.

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Staying Safe This Black Friday: Premises Liability

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on November 25, 2016

When you’re out shopping for the best deals in town this weekend, you’ll be thinking about how to score the next big deal and whether you set up your route for the day in the most effective way, but you probably won’t be thinking about staying safe this Black Friday, or what happens if you’re injured in one of the stores in which you are doing your bargain hunting. But what does happen if the unthinkable occurs?

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Arizona Haunted Houses and Premises Liability

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on October 28, 2016

When it comes to Halloween injuries, you probably think more about costumes, being out in the dark, drunk drivers, and kids running out into the street when you’re trying to make it home from a party safely, but don’t think about Arizona haunted houses and premises liability. The fact of the matter is that most of us don’t think about premises liability in general because we expect the businesses that frequent, or visit even one time, to be safe. We don’t expect to slip on floors, fall downstairs, or otherwise sustain injury while in any place of business.

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Waterpark Accidents: Who’s at Risk, Who’s to Blame?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on September 6, 2016

Big Surf, Wet n’ Wild, Golfland Sunsplash, and Enchanted Island. These are just some of the favorite spots among families in Arizona, especially during the scorching hot summer months. But along with the splashing and laughing that happens at these waterparks, there are also unfortunately many accidents each year. So who’s mostly at risk for a waterpark accident, and who’s to blame when they happen?

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What Safety Devices Must Property Owners Provide to Protect Against Fires?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on June 16, 2011

Whenever a house fire or apartment fire occurs, it must be determined how the fire occurred and how it could have been prevented. A home fire can be devastating. Serious injuries or death can result from a fire and all personal belongings can be destroyed in a moment. When a fire is caused by, or, not prevented because of a property owner’s negligence, victims of the fire may be able to pursue compensation for their damages and losses.

There are a number of questions that investigators must ask following a fire. Was the building constructed to code? Was the electrical wiring faulty? Were the occupants provided smoke detectors and fire extinguishers? Did the building have fire alarms? What caused the fire in the first place? Did the materials used to build and furnish the building contribute to the fire?

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Is a Homeowner Responsible for Injuries Just Because Someone Got Hurt on Their Property?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on May 10, 2009

The answer is No. A homeowner is only responsible for personal injuries to an individual who is hurt at their home if the homeowner did something wrong. In other words, if you were at someone’s home and tripped over your own shoelaces, there would be no claim against the homeowner. The homeowner did not do anything wrong if you tripped over your own shoelaces.

More specifically the law, reduced to plain English, if someone who was hurt and brings a claim against the owner or occupier of the land (a homeowner, for instance) must show the following:

  1. you were injured
  2. your injuries were caused by the negligence of the homeowner
  3. that the homeowner knew or should have known that their negligence created an unreasonably dangerous condition

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