Falling is considered one of the most dangerous risks that can injure individuals over 65, according to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). As the leading cause of injury-related death, falls can cause pain and suffering to any family.
So if you or a loved one has suffered a fall-related injury due to a property owner’s negligence, the Stewart Law Group wants you to know that you could be eligible for compensation in an Arizona civil court. Our legal team of experts has worked for over two decades to help victims and their families recover damages that try to put things right.
If you want to know what it’s like working with us, contact the team to request your free Sun City slip and fall case review today at 602-562-5000.
Understanding Premises Liability And Slip And Fall Cases
Before examining the finer details of Arizona slip and fall cases, there must be a formal examination of the definitions surrounding these cases, as they can be complex:
- Premises Liability: this is a type of personal injury case that argues that a landowner or manager owed a visitor to the property a duty of care and that duty was breached, due to action or inaction.
- Duty of Care: this means that the owner or manager of the property needs to exercise “reasonable caution when doing something that could foreseeably cause harm.”
- Slip and Fall: this is a type of premises liability case in which the property owner or manager’s breach of duty of care caused the individual to fall. Examples of situations that could yield slips and falls include:
- Unmarked Wet Floor
- Uneven Flooring or Laminate
- Bulging Tile
- Frozen Sidewalks or Parking Lots
What Could My Slip And Fall Case Be Worth?
Without knowing the details of your case, it’s difficult to estimate how much your case could be worth. Compensation depends on the details of your accident and the extent of your injuries.
In Arizona, premises liability actions fall under the doctrine of comparative negligence, which can affect your total potential compensation. Comparative negligence means the defendant can argue that your slip and fall accident is partially your fault. If this holds true, your compensation will be reduced proportionally to how at fault you were, as specified under Arizona Revised Statute 12-2505.
For example, if you slip and fall on a wet floor but you were looking at your phone texting when this happened, you may be held partially at fault for your injuries because you were not fully paying attention to where you were walking. The theory is that the dangerous condition was potentially avoidable, yet you walked in it because you were distracted. If, in this example, you were found 25% at fault for your injuries, you would receive only 75% of your total potential compensation from the case.
Regardless of your fault in this case, you will have two years to bring legal action after discovering your injuries, as dictated by the statute of limitations governing slip and fall cases.
Stewart Law Group Is Sun City’s Slip And Fall Firm Of Choice
When dealing with the aftermath of your or your family member’s recovery, leave the legal side of your case to the experienced Sun City personal injury lawyers at Stewart Law Group. Our client-focused team of attorneys always strives to get the maximum possible compensation in the slip and fall cases we take on.
Contact the team at the Stewart Law Group today to request your free, no-obligation personal injury case review at 602-562-5000.