If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness on another’s property, you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the damages you suffered. Under the area of law known as premises liability, property and business owners are legally required to ensure that they provide safe and healthy conditions to guests and visitors.
If they fail to address any potential hazards, and guests experience injuries that could have been prevented, premises owners can be held liable for compensating victims. Get in touch with Gerber Injury Law – we have recovered millions for past clients throughout Arizona.
Why Hire Us?
- You will have access to the best personnel, resources, and legal advice for your particular claim. We have more than 22 years of experience representing clients.
- You will never be in the dark about claim status. We believe in frequent communication with our clients. We take calls 24/7 and always reply promptly to messages and voicemails.
- You will have confidence in our capabilities. With more than $100 million recovered in settlements and verdicts for past clients, you will know we can secure top results for you.
Why Use a Premises Liability Lawyer?
Premises liability is a detailed area of law with many related statutes. It can be easy for the average claimant to make a mistake that ultimately hurts his or her chances of obtaining financial recovery. Missing the two-year statute of limitations in Arizona, for example, could be detrimental to your claim. Working with a lawyer ensures you do not make any mistakes that could hurt your claim. Your lawyer can guide you through all the laws your case involves, as well as take over the filing process for you. While you focus on your recovery, your lawyer can fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Common Types of Premises Liability
A premises liability accident is one that occurs on a dangerous or defective property. It describes an accident that most likely would not have happened had the property owner fulfilled his or her duties of care to visitors. A few of the most common examples of the types of accidents or situations for which premises liability law may apply to include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances or conditions
- Dog bites
- Assaults and attacks
- Falling objects
- Fires or floods
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Defective stairway accidents
- Structural collapses
Premises liability accidents can happen on cruise ships, in hotels and casinos, in grocery stores, in rental homes and apartments, at school, at work, and on other premises in Arizona. After any type of accident on another person’s property, contact us to find out if you have the elements of a personal injury claim. If so, we may be able to help you file.
Common Premises Accident Injuries in Arizona
An accident on a dangerous premises in Arizona could lead to many serious injuries. When a property is not safe for visitors, it can cause injuries that maim, scar, or otherwise affect victims for life. The lawyers at Gerber Injury Law have experience with many different types of personal injuries. We can help you collect medical records and other evidence proving your damages.
- Bone fractures
- Muscle and soft-tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Wrongful death
We can help you negotiate with an insurance company for a fair settlement that matches the past and future losses related to your injury. If you have catastrophic injuries and an insurer is not treating your claim fairly, we can represent you during a premises liability trial in Arizona instead. Contact us for a free consultation if you have any type of accident-related injury.
Establishing Negligence in Premises Liability Cases
In order to hold premises owners accountable for a victim’s damages, your personal injury claim must clearly demonstrate that they acted in a negligent, careless, or unlawful manner. In order to establish negligence and liability, a Phoenix personal injury lawyer from Gerber Injury Law can conduct thorough investigations into the circumstances surrounding your accident.
A few examples of the negligent acts for which premises owners can be held accountable include:
- Health and safety code violations
- State or local animal code violations
- Failures to inspect properties for risks or defects
- Failures to adequately warn guests of potential dangers
- Failures to address and fix hazards
- Failures to keep children safe from attractive nuisances
Proving negligence takes establishing four main elements. The first is a duty to exercise reasonable care. A property owner may have had several legal obligations to you depending on your status as an invitee or licensee (or minor trespasser). The second is a breach, or violation, of the duty of care. An owner may be guilty of a breach of duty if a prudent owner would have been able to prevent your injuries. The third is causation between the landowner’s negligence and your accident. The fourth is compensable damages suffered by you, the plaintiff.
What Compensation Is Available?
Compensable damages during the average premises liability claim include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damages, legal expenses, court costs, travel expenses, and punitive damages. The value of your case will depend on your unique losses and the extent of your injuries. A lawyer from Gerber Injury Law can estimate your claim’s value during a free consultation in Arizona.
A History of Success in Phoenix, AZ
Since 2001, our personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $55 million in compensation for victims and families across the state. As premises liability has long been a strong suit of our practice, we have also used our experience and extensive knowledge to recover substantial recoveries in dog bite cases and in slip and fall cases.
Whatever your case may entail, you can be confident that our attentive legal team is here to help guide you through these difficult times. We strongly encourage all injured victims to bring your case to the attention of Gerber Injury Law as soon as possible so that we can set immediately to investigating your accident and preserving necessary evidence.
Contact our firm today and learn more about what we can do for you.