Premises Liability | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog
Premises liability is a legal concept that applies in a personal injury case where the injury was caused by an unsafe condition on someone’s property. The premises liability principle is applicable for injuries that occur on all types of property where residents, guests, or clients may be present, including businesses, homes, and apartment buildings.
In most cases, premises liability does not apply to trespasses. After all, a trespasser has no legitimate reason to be on private property, so it really doesn’t make sense to hold the property owner liable when a trespasser gets hurt.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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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