Trip and Fall Attorney Scottsdale, AZ
A person who trips and falls can suffer some serious injuries, including brain injuries, fractured bones, spinal cord injuries, and internal organ injuries. Even something that appears to be a minor inconvenience – like a slippery floor – can end up causing a victim catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatment and long-term recovery. This can cause financial hardship if a victim is unable to work while they recover. Under Arizona law, a property owner may be liable for any injuries a fall victim suffers if there was negligence on the part of the owner. If you have been injured in a fall, contact a trip and fall attorney Scottsdale AZ families respect to find out what type of legal recourse you may have for your losses.
Premises liability laws address an injured victim’s legal right to pursue damages when they have been injured on another party’s property. Under these laws, property owners, management companies, and those that occupy properties have a legal duty to keep the property safe and free of hazards for anyone who is lawfully on the property. If a dangerous condition exists, then the owner must take the action to have the danger repaired or make sure there is an adequate warning to visitors to the property about the hazard.
In order for a personal injury attorney Scottsdale, AZ clients recommend to be successful in any legal action the victim decides to pursue, the attorney must show that the victim’s injuries were a result of the owner’s negligence. Some of the more common causes of trip and fall injuries include:
- Loose mat or rug
- Torn carpeting
- Loose floorboard
- Loose step
- Pothole in the parking lot
- Items obstructing a clear path, such as in a hallway or stairway
If the attorney can prove that the owner knew the unsafe condition existed and that it posed a risk to visitors but failed to repair the condition or want visitors it existed, then they may be found legally liable for the injuries and subsequent losses the victim has suffered.
The victim may have suffered both economic losses and non-economic losses that the property owner can be held liable for. Economic losses include:
- Emergency room treatment
- Surgeries and hospitalizations
- Past and future medical expenses
- Medical devices
- Physical therapy
- Loss income from being unable to work while recovering.
- Loss of future income if the injury leaves the victim permanently disabled.
Victims may also be entitled to non-economic damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Permanent disability
If you have been injured in a fall, contact Yearin Law Office to schedule a free consultation with a Scottsdale AZ trip and fall attorney. The attorney you meet with will fully evaluate your case to determine what your legal options may be, as well as what type of damages you may be able to collect. Call our office today.