You’re going through your day of running errands. You go grab a coffee in a drive-through, go to the grocery store, and finish the day at a boutique selling home goods. But when you enter the boutique, you suddenly feel your feet slip from under you and you fall to the ground. There wasn’t a sign indicating the floor was slippery, and while you may feel some embarrassment, you may also feel pain in your back and extremities. You may have a sprain or broken bone, and because you were on another’s property and weren’t warned about the hazard, you may be eligible to take legal action. When you’re seeking justice, you’ll want an experience Scottsdale, AZ premises liability lawyer on your side.
Whether you were involved in a slip and fall incident like the one mentioned above, or were otherwise harmed because of a hazard on a property that wasn’t yours, Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm is here for you. Our attorneys will help you hold negligent property owners accountable for their actions. It’s their responsibility to keep their property safe and to handle hazards if there are any. If they cannot fix them quickly, they need to warn others so they know about the hazard, too. When they fail to do this, they put others in danger of sustaining serious injuries and losses. We’ll fight for you to recover the damages from the accident.
How Dangerous Are Premises Liability Accident Injuries?
After an accident happens on someone else’s property, there are some common injuries that can occur. These injuries include:
- Brain Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Sprains and Strains
When these injuries occur, you may not think you need care or that you can get back to your feet and continue your day. However, it’s possible for the shock of the accident to cover up symptoms of injuries—meaning you could have injuries and not know it. That’s why it’s important to report any accident as soon as they occur and then seek medical attention. These two steps can help your Scottsdale, AZ premises liability lawyer fight for you.
How Does Negligence Cause Accidents on a Premises in Arizona?
As your lawyer is building your case, we’ll need to know what caused your injuries. Negligent property owners can own restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping malls—and these buildings and surrounding property require care and attentiveness when something goes wrong. When the owner doesn’t take the time to do this, the following issues could cause premises liability accidents:
- Fire Hazards. Old or poor electrical work can cause fires and electrocution.
- Sidewalk Lips. These can lead to trips and falls.
- Spills. A spill could result in a slip and fall accident.
- Debris. When debris is blocking walkways or parking lots, it can cause falling accidents.
- Broken Elevator/Escalators. If these aren’t marked, someone could try and use them and sustain injuries.
- Attractive Nuisances. Items like pools that aren’t secured by a locked fence can attract those who shouldn’t be on the property and potentially result in an accident.
- Lack of Surveillance. Sometimes, the incident in question can be an attack or assault. If there was poor lighting, lack of cameras, or another form of inadequate security, and this could have helped prevent the incident, then you may have grounds to file this type of personal injury claim.
- Inattentive Dog Owners. When dog owners aren’t keeping an eye on their pet, using a leash, and making sure it’s secure in the backyard, then the dog can harm someone through a bite or by knocking them over.
When negligence causes an accident, sometimes the injured party may think they were just being clumsy, or otherwise rationalize how they were injured. However, when a property has dangers on it that they didn’t know about, then they may not be the ones at fault for the accident.
Our lawyers will hold the negligent property owner accountable for their actions. They shouldn’t have left an unattended hazard or failed to fix a hazard at the risk of putting others in danger. We’ll make sure that your voice is heard. We’ll assess what happened, what injuries you incurred, and will fight for a full and fair recovery.
What Do You Need to Know About Premises Liability Claims?
The legal process can be intimidating to many. When you add the stress of the seriousness of your injuries because you’re wondering how long will it take for you to recover and when you can return to work, you may want to settle the matter as quickly as possible. With a Scottsdale, AZ premises liability lawyer at your side, you can take a breath because you’ll have an expert on your side looking out for your best interests.
We won’t accept a settlement that’s less than you deserve, and that’s often what the first settlement offer will be. This may not cover the medical expenses or the days of lost wages from the accident. You can trust that your attorney will carefully calculate your losses so you’re able to seek compensation that will help you move forward.
When you’ve been injured, it’s important to act quickly because you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. In Arizona, the statute of limitations says you have two years to come forward with a premises liability claim. The sooner you have a premises liability lawyer on your side, the sooner we can start fighting for you.
Get Experienced Representation Today
The lawyers at Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm are ready to help you get justice. We’ve helped many clients get the compensation they deserve when they’ve been wrongfully injured at the hands of a negligent property owner. Our attorneys know how these injuries can greatly impede your everyday life. We’ll stand up for your rights and will be at your side every step of the way so you can start looking toward the future. Reach out to our office for a free case evaluation to learn more about your legal options.