Slip and Fall Lawyer in Scottsdale
Scottsdale Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Recover Damages
When a dangerous condition causes a slip and fall or trip and fall that results in serious injury or death to a guest, customer or tenant of property that belongs to another person or business, the owner of that property may be liable (legally responsible) if it can be proven that his negligence or recklessness was a cause of the injury or the death. If you or a family member has been injured in such an incident at someone else's home or business, and if it can be proven that the injury was the result of that other person's negligence or recklessness, then you may be able to bring a legal claim against that person and his insurance company to recover the costs of your medical bills, lost earnings, pain, disfigurement, emotional distress, permanent physical disability and any other economic losses you have suffered.
Generally, in cases involving slip and fall accidents, the person injured must prove that the property owner either failed to maintain the property, created an unsafe condition which caused the injury, or knew about the dangerous condition or hazard but failed to alert visitors or tenants to this fact.
It may also be important to know whether or not the unsafe condition was permanent or temporary. For example, in a situation where the hazard is a slippery sidewalk due, in part, to a temporary weather change (such as a sudden snow, rainstorm or ice buildup), the length of time the hazard existed might have a bearing on the injured person's ability to prove negligence. However, if the underlying walking surface was already known to be unsafe whenever it
DID snow, rain or get icy, then the property owner will likely be found negligent for failing to take measures to safeguard the sidewalk in the event of a sudden weather change.
Our Scottsdale Premises Liability Attorney Can Help You
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in the greater Scottsdale, Arizona area, which you believe is due to a property owner's negligence, we would like to hear from you.
The Watkin Law Office, PC is a Scottsdale personal injury and wrongful death law firm that represents victims of serious premises liability injury and wrongful death incidents throughout Arizona, including Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills and Paradise Valley.
Contact us at
(480) 347-9804 to arrange a consultation. When results matter, choose The Watkin Law Office, PC.
REMEMBER: If the other side's claims adjuster calls to "interview" you or "take your statement," politely decline -- at least until after you have spoken with an experienced premises liability injury and wrongful death attorney. Despite what the insurance adjuster might tell you, he or she is NOT "just trying to help."