Phoenix Premises Liability Attorney
Injuries Sustained on Public or Private Property
When you leave your home on any given day, whether going to work, running errands, visiting friends, or walking your beloved pet, the last thing on your mind is suffering from a frightening injury. But it does happen, and when it does, the effects on your life can be catastrophic. In the best case scenario after a devastating injury, the victim will have a voice, be treated fairly, and be awarded justice. However, that is not always the case. Without having experienced and compassionate Phoenix Premises Liability Lawyers advocating for you, the future of your family may be at risk. Now the good news, there is help! Contact the team at the Law Offices of Joel W. Black today to get started.
What is Premises Liability?
The legal concept of Premises Liability is an area of law under the broader category of Personal Injury wherein a person has sustained an injury due to an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. As such, if an accident which occurred resulting in your injury was due to the failure of the owner to provide a safe environment for his or her visitors, that individual or company may be held responsible. It is important to remember that just because an injury occurred on a Phoenix premises that it does not automatically mean that the property owner was negligent. Let’s look at some examples of premises liability:
Negligent Security – This is when a condition exists, whether known or unknown to a property owner, and they fail to provide reasonable protection and safety to their patrons or visitors. When we think of negligent security we think of being injured at a club or concert due to the lack of security personnel or improper training of staff. However, it can also include instances wherein inadequate lighting occurs, or duplicate keys are given to unauthorized persons or tenants in residential settings, just to note a couple of examples.
Swimming Pool Accidents or Drowning – Pool owners, whether at a private residence, a private club or in a public setting, can potentially face liability when a swimmer or visitor to the pool is injured or drowns. The absence of fencing, gates, supervision, or skilled lifeguarding can come into play in a negligence case.
Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents – This is reported to be the most common of all Premises Liability cases. Hazards are everywhere, and when a property owner fails to warn of a dangerous condition, or knows about it and fails to remedy it, accidents and injuries can occur.
Dog Attacks/Dog Bites – It is said that in the United States, more than 1,000 people each day require medical care stemming from a dog bite. States have laws governing the negligent actions (or inactions) of dog owners. In Arizona, ARS 11-1025 states, in part:
“The owner of a dog which bites a person when the person is in or on a public place or lawfully in or on a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of its viciousness.”
Amusement Park Accidents – This can include failure to inspect equipment or keep a ride in proper condition, failure to provide proper instruction to riders, or improperly trained staff, resulting in injury to a patron. Additionally, dangerous conditions such as poorly maintained grounds can produce injury and subsequent legal action.
You Have Questions – We Have Answers
After an Arizona premises liability accident, it is advised to look into your options for seeking compensation for your losses. This is especially true if it is fairly clear that the property owner’s carelessness, negligence, or failure to warn or act, has played a key role in your injury. Having the legal guidance of successful Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys like the team at the Law Offices of Joel W. Black, LLC can increase your chances of recovering after an accident. We understand what is required to prove a premises liability case.
Contact Our Skilled Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been harmed by the negligent or reckless act of another, it may have tragic ramifications and change your life forever. After suffering a serious injury, you may encounter physical, emotional, and financial challenges. It is important that you have an advocate to protect your rights. One who genuinely cares about you and your future. We are a dedicated team with a goal of pursuing the maximum in financial damages for you. Contact us today at (602) 277-1393 or fill out our convenient online request form. We offer free confidential consultations and we can let you know if you have a premises liability claim.