Slip and falls are dangerous accidents that are often preventable in Arizona. They are most common on dangerous premises with negligent property owners. After a slip and fall that injures you, speak to an attorney about your rights. You may have grounds to bring a premises liability claim against the property owner and receive financial compensation. The Peoria slip and fall attorneys at The Law Offices of John Phebus can review your case for free. Contact us online or call us at (623) 847-7117 for a consultation in any of our office locations.
Why Choose Us?
- We work quickly and efficiently. Our lawyers can act fast, while important evidence surrounding your slip and fall case still exists.
- We pay attention to detail. We are always thorough in our investigations and in how we handle personal injury claims.
- We have years of experience. Our personal injury lawyers in Peoria have helped dozens of clients in this practice area recover compensation for their injuries in the past.
Common Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries in Peoria. Falls can cause soft-tissue damage as well as injuries such as fractures. Slip and falls are some of the most common reasons for hospital visits in Arizona. At The Law Offices of John Phebus, we take claims involving all types of slip and fall injuries.
- Hip fractures
- Pelvic bone fractures
- Wrist sprains or fractures
- Torn muscles
- Head injuries
- Concussions or traumatic brain injuries
- Neck or back injuries
- Slipped or herniated disks
Once you receive an official injury diagnosis from a physician, contact us to discuss the possibility of a slip and fall lawsuit. Our Peoria slip and fall lawyers may be able to help you fight for just compensation for your serious or catastrophic bodily injury from an at-fault party.
Property Owner’s Responsibility in Slip and Falls
The property owner will serve as the defendant in most slip and fall accident claims in Arizona. Property owners are responsible for the overall safety, condition, maintenance and control of their properties. When property owners fall short of their legal duties of care, visitor injuries can happen and could lead to a premises liability claim. A breach of any duty of care to visitors could cause many common slip or trip and fall hazards.
- Wet floors
- Spilled substances
- Grease or wax
- Food debris
- Ice or snow
- Moisture collection
- Leaks or flooding
- Uneven surfaces
- Cracked sidewalks
- Unsafe staircases
- Poor lighting
The property owner’s responsibilities to you at the time of your slip and fall accident will depend on your status as a visitor. If you were an invited guest, such as a customer at a grocery store, the property owner will have owed you a duty to inspect the property for risks, repair visible defects and warn you of hidden hazards. If you were a licensee, the owner will have the same duties of care, minus the duty of property inspection. If you were trespassing, the owner might not have owed you any duties of care.
Comparative Negligence Laws in Arizona
Comparative negligence is a defense a defendant might use to try to bar you from recovery or reduce your compensatory award. This defense alleges that you caused your own injuries, such as failing to notice the slip and fall hazard. Arizona is a pure comparative negligence state, meaning you could still receive an award even if the courts find you 99% at fault for your slip and fall accident. The courts will reduce your award amount by your percentage of liability, however, making it important to hire a lawyer to support your right to compensation.
Contact a Peoria Slip and Fall Attorney Today
It is not easy to win a slip and fall accident case in Arizona, even if you have evidence of the defendant’s negligence or fault. If you or a loved one suffered from a slip and fall caused by someone’s negligence, contact The Law Offices of John Phebus personal injury lawyers before giving up the fight. Call (623) 847-7117 to speak to the slip and fall lawyers from our law firm. We can review your case and let you know if you have valid grounds to bring a slip and fall accident claim in Peoria, AZ. Then, we may be able to help you maximize your financial recovery using proven litigation tactics. We represent clients in Peoria and throughout Maricopa County and offer a free initial consultation.