Phoenix Slip and Fall Lawyers

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Have you or a loved one been injured in a slip and fall accident? Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may feel pain, shame, and depression. These feelings are not unusual for victims of serious accidents. And make no mistake, with 15,000 falls resulting in fatalities each year, slip and fall accidents are often serious. Our Phoenix slip and fall lawyers are experienced in this area of law and can help assess your personal injury claim.

A Phoenix personal injury lawyer from Zinda law group is here to evaluate your case and help you move forward. Call (800) 863-5312 for a  100% free case evaluation.

How Phoenix Slip and Fall Lawyers Help accident victims

When a client describes the facts of their case, our attorneys try to empathize with the client and fully understand their position. Below are some of the ways we try to help slip and fall accident victims:

Gather and Preserve Evidence

Our attorneys are not only knowledgeable of the law, but they can also help ensure that evidence is properly gathered and preserved. Having evidence to support your claim is crucial to its success, and for this reason, the gathering and preservation of evidence are one of the attorney’s most important responsibilities.

Establish Liability

Evidence supporting your claim is key to establishing liability, and our lawyers work hard to gather and preserve evidence. Our lawyers spend a lot of time in the investigation stage because we use the evidence to demonstrate liability and pursue the compensation you deserve. To do that, our attorneys analyze the facts of the case while keeping in mind relevant legal tests and the burden of proof that must be met.

Advise You on Settlement

In many cases, insurance companies will try to quickly offer you an initial settlement. Before accepting any sort of settlement offer or even speaking with the insurance company, contact an attorney. An attorney can serve as a conduit between you and the insurance company and help with getting the highest possible reward for your injuries.

Represent You at Trial

If the best option is to file a personal injury lawsuit, our Phoenix slip and fall accident lawyers can represent you at trial. As mentioned, an attorney can help you comply with the procedural requirements of the court, such as filing deadlines and making sure that legal documents contain all the relevant information. Furthermore, a lawyer can represent your interests to a judge and jury in a favorable light.

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, a Zinda Law Group Phoenix personal injury attorney can assist you. Call (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation.

Establishing Premises Liability

A premises liability case arises from a property owner or manager’s failure to take reasonable care to ensure that guests are safe on their property. Essentially, it means that property owners can be held liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their premises. For example, if a party guest slips and falls on an unlevel pool deck board and is injured, the party guest may sue the owner for damages.

Premises liability is different from personal liability in the sense that premises liability claims pertain to unsafe conditions. Personal liability is, as the name suggests, about personal fault. In other words, premises liability seeks to hold property owners liable, while personal liability looks to hold a person, company, or government agency liable. Premises liability is determined based on the following factors:

Legal Status of the Visitor

At common law, the standard of care owed to a visitor depends on whether the visitor was an invitee, licensee, or a trespasser. An invitee is invited onto the premises by the owner. The owner of the premises owes an invitee the duty to keep the premises reasonably safe. However, an invitee who goes beyond the bounds of their invitation loses the status of the invitee and the rights which accompany it.

Conversely, a licensee is someone who a property owner has allowed on the premises but has not necessarily invited onto their property. In other words, the licensee merely has permission, which is different from an invitation. The key difference between licensees and invitees is that the licensee does not bestow any tangible benefits on the landowner. Traditionally, property owners owe licensees the duties of warning them of hidden dangers.

Condition of the Property

Simply put, property owners must repair any dangerous conditions or at least warn individuals about potential hazards. Not too long ago, a property owner’s duties were only to refrain from willfully and wantonly injuring invitees. But over time, an exception to the general rule limiting liability arose, and imposed the duty of informing invitees of known hazardous conditions on the property. Accordingly, where the occupier of land is aware of a concealed condition that creates an unreasonable risk of harm, then those harmed by the condition may hold the property owner liable.

Whether the Victim is a Trespasser or a Child

As mentioned, the standard of care owed depends upon the status of the victim at the time of the accident. However, there are some special rules for children and trespassers who are injured on the property of another. For example, a property owner owes trespassers no duty to keep the premises safe, and as a rule, the owner won’t be held responsible for injuries sustained by a trespasser.

For children, however, the definition of “invitee” has been expanded to include children injured in stores where their parents were shopping. Additionally, even if the child trespasses, the property owner can be held liable for the injuries suffered therein. This theory of liability, known as the “attractive nuisance doctrine,” imposes liability when the property owner installs an artificial condition that the landowner knows or should know would cause a child to trespass. Our Zinda Law Group Phoenix attorney team is familiar with these standards and can inform you on which ones are most relevant to your injury claim.

To speak to an experienced Arizona personal injury lawyer from our firm, call (800) 863-5312 and schedule a 100% free consultation.

Types of injuries in a Slip and fall accident

After a slip and fall accident, you could be suffering from an array of injuries with varying degrees of severity. Notwithstanding how or why the accident occurred, falling to the ground unexpectedly can cause traumatic harm.

The most common types of slip and fall injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Hip fractures
  • Damage knees
  • Sprained wrists
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries

These are only a few of the injuries that we’ve seen in handling slip and fall accident cases. According to National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for 87% of all fractures among people over the age of 65 and are the second leading cause of spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. Additionally, slips and falls cause the most missed days from work.

Demanding compensation for your injuries

In a personal injury case, injured plaintiffs seek compensation by demanding damages. Damages are a standard form of legal recovery and represent the payment of money by the defendant to the plaintiff for losses incurred. The two types of damages that are most awarded are compensatory damages and punitive damages. Each of them provides compensation for specific harm suffered by the plaintiff.

Compensatory Damages

The primary purpose of compensatory damages in a personal injury case is make the plaintiff whole. Making the plaintiff whole is essentially reimbursing the plaintiff for the cost of their injuries, including pain and suffering. With this comes the challenge of translating the losses suffered by the plaintiff into dollars and cents. Sure, some losses incurred by the plaintiff have a specific dollar amount (medical bills, lost wages, etc.), but demanding compensation based on speculation (e.g., compensation for future suffering) is more difficult. Generally, recoverable compensatory damages include:

  • Medical bills. Includes the cost of ambulance rides, hospital stays, physician check-ups, cost of medication, etc.
  • Lost income. Includes compensation for time off work during recovery and lost earning capacity in the future.
  • Paint and suffering. Includes physical pain, mental suffering, and emotional harm related to the accident.

Successful plaintiffs are automatically entitled to compensatory damages, but they must prove their losses. As mentioned, some losses are more easily calculated than others. This figure must fairly and adequately compensate the plaintiff for the damage already suffered and the likelihood of future suffering.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are rarely awarded because a jury isn’t required to reward them and the plaintiff must overcome a high threshold showing particularly egregious conduct. In fact, punitive damages are only awarded in cases involving extreme negligence or intentional wrongdoing. To this point, punitive damages supplement compensatory damages and punish the defendant for their gross negligence.

To determine which damages you may be able to receive for your injuries, call (800) 863-5312 to schedule a 100% free consultation today. An Arizona personal injury lawyer can help assess the viability of your claim and explain which damages you may be eligible to recover.

Get Help from one of our Phoenix slip and fall lawyers today

At Zinda Law Group, our experienced team of attorneys is focused on protecting your rights and preparing your case after a slip and fall accident. A Phoenix attorney can help you and your family pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and much more.

Slip and fall accident injuries can be life-threatening and have a lengthy recovery period. A lawyer with Zinda Law Group can seek awards for your losses and hold negligent parties accountable. That is why we offer 100% free consultation, and you will pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your injury case. That is our No Win No Fee Guarantee. If you or a loved one have slipped and fallen in Phoenix, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to schedule a free consultation with our Phoenix slip and fall lawyers.

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