Slip, trip, and fall accidents can occur anywhere, at any time, and in a variety of places, from private residences to commercial businesses. These falls can cause all kinds of injuries, from broken bones to spinal injuries. At Gage Mathers, we have handled these cases for decades and know all the ins and outs.
If you or someone you love has suffered a life-changing injury as a result of a fall outside the home, call Gage Mathers now so we can help you protect your legal rights and hold those responsible accountable for their negligence.
Our experienced fall accident lawyers know the serious injuries that can occur in these slip-and-fall cases, from broken bones or concussions, to spinal cord injuries and death. We’ve handled fall injury claims occurring at airports, homes, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, stores, and on sidewalks. Our law firm can connect you with resources critical to your physical recovery.
The phrase “slip and fall accident” describes a personal injury case in which a person slips, trips, or falls due to a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. People who suffer injuries in slip and fall or trip and fall accidents may be entitled to compensation if the conditions causing the fall could have been fixed or warned about.
In Arizona, you must show a property owner knew, or should have known, about the danger on their property and failed to remediate it or warn about it. Arizona law also dictates that negligence can be proven when a property owner violates a statute, like those requiring handrails, ramps, or safer transitions.
People can fall as a result of many conditions. We commonly see fall injury cases in Arizona from:
Businesses and homeowners are expected to reduce fall risks and, if the risk cannot be reduced, then they must warn about the danger.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, a fall accidents are responsible for significant injuries across all demographic. Generally, fall injuries include:
Arizona’s statute of limitations for slip and fall cases gives you two years after your fall to either settle your claim or file a lawsuit. However, you should not wait until the last minute because your lawyer will need time to gather evidence to evaluate your claim. Additionally, you want your claim investigated early to make sure evidence is not destroyed and memories don’t fade. For example, businesses that have surveillance cameras record over saved video after a short period of time–sometimes as little as 7 days. Therefore, don’t wait to contact a lawyer.
If your injuries appear serious, then call 911 immediately to be evaluated by emergency medical providers. Stay still while waiting for EMS or paramedics to avoid aggravating your injuries.
Report your accident to an employee. You will want them to get a manager because the manager will write an incident report. That incident report may become a key piece of evidence for your claim so get a copy.
If you can, take photos and video of the scene where you fell. You want to capture the the condition that caused your fall from different angles. Photograph any visible injuries. Obtain the names and contact information for eyewitnesses–this is one place where video can be very helpful. When you are away from the scene, document everything you remember. Be as detailed as possible. You should also keep a pain journal to document how your injuries are affecting your life.
Even if you do not think your injuries are serious, you should still see a doctor to verify. The severity of some may not be obvious. Also, some injuries, like concussions, can have delayed symptoms.
One you’ve escaped the immediate aftermath of a fall incident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Gage Mathers Personal Injury Team will work hard to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation.
The business or property owner, or their insurance adjusters, will try to blame you. They will claim you failed to keep a proper lookout, you were distracted, you were not being careful, or that they did not have sufficient notice of the dangerous condition.
That is why you need an experienced lawyer to represent you. We’ve heard it all.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, please fill out the form below for your free consultation or call us at (602) 258-0646
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