Glendale, Arizona home and business owners have a legal duty to keep their properties reasonably free from hazards. An injury on someone else’s property could be grounds for a premises liability claim if the owner should have prevented the accident. A claim could result in compensation for past and future accident-related expenses.
If you or a relative has suffered serious personal injuries in a premises liability accident, contact our Glendale premises liability lawyer for a free case review. Why choose our personal injury lawyers?
- Our lawyers have over 20 years of experience handling a range of personal injury claims throughout Arizona.
- Our firm has plenty of resources and connections in the industry to strengthen a case.
- Our attorneys always dedicate personal time and attention to each case and client.
- Our lawyers do not charge for their services unless they secure financial awards for their clients.
Do You Need a Glendale Premises Liability Attorney?
Premises liability claims require victims to go up against homeowners insurance companies in pursuit of damage compensation. Unfortunately, insurance companies are notorious for trying to minimize client recovery. They may try to convince you to accept a small settlement or deny your claim unfairly. Hiring a Glendale premises liability lawyer to negotiate for you takes the burden off your shoulders, and lets you focus on yourself while your attorney handles business. A Glendale premises liability lawyer can make sure no one takes advantage of you and will fight for full compensation.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents
A premises liability accident is one that occurs because of a property defect. Any time a property owner, business owner, or landlord fails to properly maintain a property or does not warn visitors of potential hazards, resulting in injuries, a premises liability accident lawsuit may take place. Some types of premises liability accidents become claims more than others.
- Slip, trip, and falls
- Snow and ice accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Dog Bites
- Negligent security
Whether you have a case depends on your classification as a guest on the property, how long the defect was present at the property, and what a reasonable and prudent owner would have done in similar circumstances. A consultation with an attorney can help you find out if you have the elements for a premises liability lawsuit.
Property Owner Responsibilities to Guests
Every property and business owner in Arizona owes some responsibilities to guests. What these duties depend on the status of the visitor. An invitee, or invited customer, receive the highest standards of care. A property owner must search for unknown hazards, repair known defects, and warn of potential risks. A licensee also has an invitation to enter a property but does so for his or her purposes rather than to benefit the property owner. Landowners do not owe licensees a duty to search for hidden hazards.
Trespassers do not receive any duties of care from property owners, other than owners cannot intentionally cause trespasser harm. Child trespassers, however, do demand a level of care. A property owner must keep premises reasonably safe for children who may wander into the area. This includes covering swimming pools and containing dangerous pets. Learning whether you have grounds for a lawsuit takes understanding your status as a visitor.
Contact Us Today!
The Law Offices of John Phebus offers representation to victims injured in premises liability accidents in Glendale. Our attorneys can help those with injuries from all types of premises-related accidents, from parking lot collisions and uneven curbs to structural collapses and asbestos exposure. If you believe you may have grounds for a claim, contact us to discuss the details of your accident. We may offer to represent your claim. Call (623) 847-7117 to schedule a free case review today.