Tucson Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
When you enter someone else’s property, whether it is a home, office, or store, you expect it to be safe and free of fall hazards. Property owners in Arizona have a duty to keep their businesses clean, organized, and secure according to local and state building codes. While a spill may seem like a mild inconvenience for a restaurant owner, it can result in a serious injury if a guest slips on it. Following such an accident, victims deserve proper compensation from the negligent property owner.
If you or someone you love suffered a slip and fall in Tucson, reach out to The Husband & Wife Law Team. Our Tucson slip and fall accident attorneys have years of legal experience standing up to big insurance companies to get our clients proper compensation for their trauma. We can do the same for you. Call us today at (520) 624-4228 to talk about your case in a free consultation.
Most people will try to dismiss a fall as minor, but in reality, it can result in catastrophic injuries. One in five falls end in serious injuries, such as broken bones and brain injuries, and can also kill or serious disable older adults, according to the CDC. In addition to the high costs of treating these injuries and the impact on a career, falls also come with emotional tolls by limiting a victim’s daily activities and quality of life. Both slip and trip and falls should be taken seriously, especially by property owners who can prevent falls with property safety precautions.
In our experience, a single fall can result in:
- Broken bones, especially ankles, legs, and arms
- Shoulder injuries, such as separated shoulder, broken clavicle, and torn ligaments
- Pulled muscles and torn ligaments
- Head injuries
- Twisted or sprained ankles
- Brain injuries
- Back injuries and spinal cord injuries
Many accident victims may falsely believe their injuries were caused by clumsiness or an age-related issue, but property owners play a major role in preventing injuries. A unkept or disorganized grocery store can be filled with dozens of tripping or slipping hazards which should be resolved before a guest is injured. If a customer or visitor is injured due a slipping hazard, then property owners should be held responsible for their negligence in a premises liability claim.
Common acts of negligence that cause slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Loose wires, cables, and cords
- Debris in hallways or on paths
- Unlit stairways
- Poor lighting in parking lots or at entranceways
- Broken or faulty handrails
- Frayed or upturned carpets and rugs
- Cracked walkways, including sidewalks in front of businesses
- Overgrown vegetation on walkways
It is important to note that property owner can not just be held liable for a safety hazard, but for not being reasonably aware of the hazard and properly warning guests of a danger. For example, if an apartment owner painted a staircase but did not block it off with wet floor signs and notify tenants, they can be held liable if a tenant slips and falls.
In order to receive compensation for your injuries, you will need to show that a property owner is liable for your fall. A skilled injury attorney can guide you through the process of filing a premises liability claim, which must prove that:
- A property owner had a duty of care towards a guest, visitor, or tenant;
- The property owner was responsible for keeping their home or business free of safety hazards;
- The property owner was aware of a safety hazard, or reasonably should have been aware of a hazard;
- The property owner failed to fix the safety hazard and warn guests of the danger;
- A guest suffered an injury in a fall; and
- That injury lead to some form of financial and/or personal damages.
Proving all of these elements requires an in-depth investigation of the property where you were injured and the circumstances of your fall. The Husband & Wife Law Team can go over your accident report, witness statements, photos or videos of the fall, and maintenance reports to help support your case. In addition to collecting evidence, we will also calculate the full costs of your injuries, which should include all your medical expenses, lost wages/earning potential, and pain and suffering.
Once we have the true value of your injuries, we can pursue a claim with the property owner’s insurance company to get you compensation. You have up to two years from the date of your fall to receive compensation, and you should act fast to speak to an attorney.
Calling an attorney after you have suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident may seem like a frightening idea, but the truth is that attorneys can be of great assistance to you after an accident. If your fall was caused by a negligent property own, our Tucson slip and fall attorneys can fight to get you proper compensation for your injuries. The Husband & Wife Law Team can investigate the property where you were injured, collect evidence of negligence, calculate the full costs of your injuries, and negotiate with an insurance company to get you compensation. We have years of experience standing up for accident victims throughout Tucson and have a strong success rate in premises liability claims. Call us at (520) 624-4228 to speak to a Tucson personal injury attorney in a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, so there are no up-front costs to working with us.
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