If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an unsafe condition on a commercial, residential, or public property, you may qualify for legal compensation. It’s important to act promptly, however, as property managers or owners may attempt to eliminate evidence of a dangerous condition after an accident to mitigate liability.
Business and property owners in Arizona are obligated to comply with state and federal laws when it comes to keeping their grounds and buildings maintained and free of potential hazards. When property owners or operators fail to provide a safe environment for patrons, guests, and authorized persons, injuries may give rise to a premises liability lawsuit.
Showard Law Firm: focused on your recovery
Showard Law Firm has breadth of experience litigating premises liability cases involving falls in places of business, inadequate security, falling merchandise, construction and worksite injuries, and swimming pool accidents.
Whether your injury happened at a post office, a restaurant, or at your own apartment building, if negligence was a factor, there is a good chance you can recover from the property owner, manager or landlord. Contact Showard Law Firm and find out if you have a viable claim for compensation. There is no cost to speak with a knowledgeable premises liability attorney in Tucson who is client-focused and eager to help you achieve justice in your case.
Arizona imposes a two-year deadline, known as a statute of limitations, for civil actions arising from personal injury. In claims against government entities, this time frame may be even shorter. Protect your rights after getting hurt on another’s property by seeking immediate legal counsel. Showard Law Firm will evaluate the circumstances of your accident and take quick action to ensure your premises liability case is not time-barred.
Elements of premises liability law
Premises liability law is designed to protect individuals who are harmed because of the omissions or negligent actions of a property owner. If a hazardous condition – say a recently waxed floor or a broken handrail — could have reasonably been addressed by the property owner, victims may be eligible for monetary damages.
A property owner may be held liable for accident-related injuries if he or she:
- Had knowledge that potential hazards existed on the property yet failed to take action to fix it
- Should have reasonably known of the unsafe condition but did nothing to correct it
- Failed to adequately warn patrons, visitors, or invitees about the known danger
There are a number of preventable property conditions that can give rise to injury and a premises liability lawsuit. These include, but are not limited to:
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Lack of security
- Building code violations
- Broken lighting
- Water leaks or flooding from faulty plumbing
- Obstacles blocking foot traffic
- Malfunctioning escalators and elevators
- Cracked, damaged or uneven floors and sidewalks
- Defective or missing handrails
- Falling objects
- Broken or missing stairs
- Lack of swimming pool fences or guard rails
- Exposed wires
- Animal attacks
Recover maximum compensation for your injuries
Arizona property owners must exercise reasonable care in the management and maintenance of their premises so that individuals who are lawfully on site will not be exposed to unreasonable risk of injury. When short cuts are taken and serious harm results, Showard Law Firm will fight for fair compensation.
Proving that a property owner knew or had reason to know of a dangerous condition requires in-depth investigations. If physical evidence is not forthcoming, we will look to eyewitness testimony, police reports, and have the accident scene investigated by appropriate experts.
A premises liability settlement will account for economic and non-economic losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and wages
- Future loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Costs for ongoing medical treatment, physical therapy or counseling
- Emotional trauma
Questions to ask a premises liability lawyer
At Showard Law Firm, we understand how stressful and confusing the legal process can be to personal injury victims. That’s why we create a confidential space for potential clients to discuss their accident, ask questions, and gain clarity about their rights under the law.
Before your first consultation, consider making a list of questions that will shed light on your attorney’s prowess handling premises liability claims.
- What percentage of your practice is focused on premises liability cases?
- How many of these claims ended with insurance settlements?
- Have any of your premises liability lawsuits gone to trial? If so, what were the results?
- Who will be in charge of my case?
- How many similar claims have you represented?
- Do you foresee any obstacles or challenges with my claim?
- Can I have references or testimonials from prior clients?
- What is the expected timeline for resolving my case?
- What is your fee arrangement?
- Am I responsible for out-of-pocket expenses if my claim is unsuccessful?
Finding the right attorney for your premises liability claim can be difficult. If you are wondering how to choose a premises liability lawyer, look for candid, straightforward answers to the above questions and a proven track record of success.
Premises liability lawyer serving Tucson
Contact Showard Law Firm to discuss the specifics of your claim with a dedicated premises liability lawyer. We provide clients with compassionate, results-driven advocacy on a contingency-fee basis, so there are no upfront costs.
- Justia, Premises Liability https://www.justia.com/injury/premises-liability/
- Arizona Court Help, Statutes of Limitation https://azcourthelp.org/browse-by-topic/small-claims/508-statutes-of-limitation