Tucson Premises Liability Attorneys
The legal term “premises liability” means holding a property owner legally responsible if a guest is injured on their land. If you experienced a personal injury because of a hazard or lack of warnings on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our team of Tucson premises liability attorneys will use their extensive background in these cases to negotiate for the compensation you deserve. Personal injuries can lead to high medical bills, lost wages, disabilities, and other losses, each of which should be covered by those responsible. Contact The Husband & Wife Law Team at (602) 457-6222 for a free consultation.
In order to file a premises liability claim, you must prove that the owner knew about an unsafe condition on their property (or should reasonably have known about it) but did nothing to correct the issue or warn you. For example:
- Slips, trips, and falls: The most common type of premises liability claim, this is when an individual experiences a personal injury due to slipping or tripping and falling. If the property in question was not properly maintained or construction, it could have left dangerous cracks in flooring or cement. On the other hand, spills or water hazards could also cause injury – which is why they should be cleaned up immediately. We see this cases due to:
- Slippery floors caused by water or oil spills
- Defective stairs or handrails
- Loose rugs or carpets
- Cracked or uneven walkways
- Fires and smoke: If the landlord failed to install the required fire and smoke alarms, as well as fire extinguishers and other types of fire safety equipment, you may have a claim against him if you were injured in an apartment fire.
- Toxic chemicals or hazardous fumes: If the landlord didn’t install carbon monoxide detectors, or ensure the building is free of toxic substances, like lead paint and asbestos, the presence of toxic fumes and other chemicals can result in personal injury or wrongful death to visitors.
- Insufficient building security: If you are assaulted by a criminal on a property due to a lack of security, the property owner might be liable for failing to provide the necessary security measures and staff.
- Defective escalators and elevators: Any broken or defective transportation machinery, such as elevators and escalators, can be horribly dangerous and should be closed off and repaired as soon as possible.
- Snow, ice, and other hazardous weather conditions: While property owners have no control over the weather, they should still take measures to make their walkways and other public areas as safe as possible by removing excess snow or ice.
- Flooding: Whether caused by rain or a leaking water pipe, flooding should be addressed so as not to cause possible injuries to visitors or customers.
In each of these scenarios, to have a valid premises liability claim, you must prove that the owner was negligent, and the hazard could have been corrected in a timely and efficient manner.
While some accidents are caused by the negligence of property owners, others are due to human factors and errors that are out of the property owner’s control. Premises liability claims benefit from substantial evidence. If there is any type of surveillance footage of the event that caused your injury, it is important to obtain the footage, which can be proof in your claim.
In addition to video or photographic evidence, it is important to get yourself any necessary medical attention as soon as possible. Medical records can prove how bad your injuries are, as well as how much they cost to treat, which would prove just how much you should be compensated for your injury.
You can be injured on another person’s property – whether it’s a hotel or grocery store or friend’s apartment – in almost every way imaginable. To get the money you need to heal, it is important to have a team of Tucson personal injury attorneys on your side. The Husband & Wife Law Team, will guide you through what can be a complicated process. Contact our office today at (602) 457-6222 for a free consultation.
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