Professional Phoenix Attorneys Fighting for Slip-and-Fall Restitution
Experienced case representation for slip-and-fall accident cases
When you slip, trip, or fall, you can permanently injure yourself or cause bodily harm. If you slip and fall on another person’s property, due to premises liability law, they might be responsible for your injuries. If the property owner has created an unsafe environment, a thorough investigation into fault must be conducted.
It’s not always the easiest task to collect and produce evidence of fault in a slip-and-fall case, and the dedicated Phoenix slip-and-fall attorneys at Plattner Verderame, P.C. know how to help. If you’ve been the victim of a slip-and-fall accident, we consult with you, investigate and help determine who is at fault. If you have a case, we can help.
What causes a slip-and-fall injury?
Anyone who’s tripped over a child’s toy or up a set of stairs knows that you can’t always prevent a fall. Under Arizona law, however, property owners are required to keep their property safe and secure. Our team helps people when owners fail to live up to this duty. The majority of cases we see involve:
- Wet floors
- Broken or uneven floors, steps or walkways
- Substandard or inadequate lighting
- Handrail negligence in stairwells
If you are injured on someone else’s property, that can fall under premises liability law. If the property owner has been negligent in safety precautions, you may be only partially at — or completely absent of — fault. Depending on the case, the State Bar of Arizona cautions that there are many times when more than one party shares the blame for a slip-and fall-injury. How the restitution is divided depends on the ability of the lawyers, as well the facts of the case. We help honest people discern whether or not their injury qualifies as a slip-and-fall case worth litigating.
Determining if you have a slip-and-fall case
There are four major pieces to what defines and constitutes a slip-and-fall case:
- The first element is establishing property ownership. This could also extend to who has control over a property — for example, a management company.
- The second major piece is establishing what, if any, duty the owner or manager of a property has toward the people who are on that property. For example, if you slip and fall in a place that has wet floors, it is necessary to establish whether the owner of the property has a duty to inform people on his or her property that the ground will be slippery and wet.
- The third major component of a slip-and-fall case is establishing that the owner or manager’s duty of care was failed, and that it created a hazard on the premises. This could mean that there was no “Caution: Wet Floor” sign.
- Last but not least, the fourth component is establishing that the lack of care led to your injuries.
Arizona Revised Statutes section 12-542 states that the statute of limitations for pressing charges in a premises liability case is two years. This also applies to wrongful death cases. If your loved one passed away from a slip-and-fall accident or complications arising from it, we would also like to hear from you. Our team of compassionate Phoenix wrongful death attorneys may be able to assist your family in understanding your legal options during this difficult time.
Count on the slip-and-fall law firm that cares about you
We are a team of highly knowledgeable professionals, and we strive to provide you with a comprehensive investigation and look of the factors that caused your injury. We excel in identifying all responsible parties, and our approachable Phoenix slip-and-fall lawyers proceed with litigation with the utmost integrity and focus. We want you to know that you’ll be well represented should your case need to be heard in court. Our litigators put compassion and attention to detail as some of our top priorities.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
Call our Phoenix slip-and-fall attorneys for a confidential consultation
You have two years to file a claim to be within the statute of limitations, but the sooner you retain a dependable attorney, the sooner you will be on your way to understanding your case. Contact Plattner Verderame, P.C. today to talk with a team member about your legal recourse following injuries sustained from a slip, trip or fall. Our cases are charged on a contingency-fee basis. This means that there’s no need to worry about costs upfront. You will owe us no fees unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. Call us at 602-266-2002 or complete our contact form.