Phoenix Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you care about has suffered from a slip-and-fall accident, you know how serious the consequences can be. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and broken bones are just some of the common injuries caused by seemingly simple slip-and-fall accidents. Sadly, these injuries are not only difficult to heal from, but also difficult to pay for, and medical debt can leave slip-and-fall victims in a desperate financial situation.
However, if your fall was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to improve your chances for recovering through a personal injury claim. Whether the resulting injuries are minor or severe, with a skilled attorney on your side, it is possible to obtain compensation for the cost of medical care, lost wages, and even pain and suffering related to the accident.
It is important to at least consider your options after you or a loved one has been injured by the reckless actions or wrongdoing of another. To make an informed decision, please contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C. as soon as possible after a slip and fall. We have years of experience fighting on behalf of clients that have been injured through no fault of their own. If you believe a negligent property owner or landlord is responsible for your slip-and-fall accident, call us at (602) 267-1280 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Phoenix premises liability lawyers.
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Falls are an incredibly common method of injury. It doesn’t take much for someone to lose his or her footing, which is precisely why property owners need to be so diligent about making sure their properties are as hazard-free as possible. The truth is, there are many dangerous conditions that can cause a slip-and-fall injury, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Wet, slippery floors
- Broken steps or handrails
- Poor lighting
- Cluttered walkways
- Exposed cords
- Lack of warning signs
While the property owner is not necessarily responsible for slip-and-fall accidents that result from unsafe conditions that are open and obvious, you may still have a valid claim if the property owner caused the condition or allowed it to persist without providing adequate warning.
Slip-and-falls are often treated as “minor” accidents. After all, everyone falls at some point in their life. However, there is nothing minor about a slip-and-fall. When you slip, you are sent falling backward. In a typical fall, you can catch yourself with your hands, grab a nearby object to slow your decent, or land on your knees. However, when you fall backward, you are unable to slow or stop yourself. As a result, you fall hard, making contact with the ground with your head and back. This can result in serious injuries, such as:
- Broken bones
- Deep bruising
- Soft tissue damage
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Nerve damage
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
In serious cases, the resulting injuries can lead to permanent disabilities. For example, a hard enough blow to the head could damage the occipital lobe, which could lead to vision loss. On the other hand, a fractured spine could cause parts of your body to become paralyzed. Slip-and-falls are rarely minor, and if a landlord tries to tell you otherwise, chances are he is worried about you filing a claim. Oftentimes, people slip because someone else was negligent. That could mean a puddle in the grocery store was not properly marked, or that stairs leading to your workplace were not mopped up after a rain.
Most often, slip-and-falls happen because of unsafe conditions on another person's property that could have been otherwise prevented. It is important to note that a property owner or landlord is only responsible for keeping his or her property reasonably safe. However, if the owner failed to properly react to a hazard in a timely manner, he or she may assume liability for the resulting injuries or accidents.
Determining whether a property owner or landlord was negligent and caused a slip-and-fall accident will depend on the following evidence:
- Photographs or video of the dangerous property condition
- Injuries attributed to the fall
- Proving that the property owner had notice of the hazard
- Incident reports
- Eyewitness testimony
Even if you do not have these pieces of evidence on hand, do not assume that you don’t have the evidence you need to form a case. An investigation may dig up the evidence that you need. Thankfully, an attorney with ample experience representing slip-and-fall cases will be able to investigate the circumstances of your accident and navigate the unique nuances of premises liability laws to build a strong case.
Phoenix injury attorneys Mark and Alexis Breyer have helped numerous clients obtain significant settlements following such severe accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured through the fault of someone else, we can provide the skilled, aggressive representation you need to hold the responsible party accountable. Contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C., by calling (602) 267-1280 for a free consultation where we will be able to determine whether you are eligible to receive financial compensation for your injury.
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