There are many types of hazards that can make a business, home, or property unsafe. If you have been injured on someone else’s property or municipal controlled property because it was not properly maintained, a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney can determine if you have a valid claim.
Located in Scottsdale and also serving clients in the surrounding communities of Arizona, David Shapiro Law, PLLC, focuses exclusively on personal injury matters. We are a law firm where our attorneys work hands-on with the clients to listen to the details of the case and are always available to answer questions and provide updates. Staunch advocates in the courtroom or at the negotiation table, David Shapiro always work to gain the compensation that our clients deserve.
A cause of action refers to a reason to bring a claim to damages against another party. In a premises liability case, the victim’s reason for bringing a claim is the unsafe property and injuries it caused. Most premises liability claims name the property owner as the defendant. It is a property owner’s legal duty to maintain a premises that is free from hazards, risks, and defects. The failure to maintain a safe property, resulting in injuries to visitors or guests, is negligence. A premises liability lawsuit in Arizona seeks to hold the at-fault property owner liable, meaning the defendant will have to pay for the victim’s losses.
We have represented clients in a wide range of premises liability disputes, but slip-and-fall injuries are the most common. The reasons for these injuries include:
During a slip and fall claim in Scottsdale, it will be your responsibility (or that of your attorney) to prove that a reasonable property owner would have addressed the hazard that caused your fall. This will establish the defendant’s liability for your slip and fall accident.
This type of claim applies to owners, occupants, or businesses that do not take proper care to ensure the personal safety of guests. This type of negligence comes in different forms:
You may have grounds for a lawsuit after many types of accidents in Scottsdale. Several circumstances could lead to a negligence claim against the owner or controller of a piece of property or building.
A dangerous premises in Arizona could inflict a variety of serious injuries on a victim. The injuries you sustain from a hazard on someone else’s property could cost you thousands of dollars in medical expenses. It could also reduce your wages by forcing you to take time off work. David Shapiro Law, PLLC has the ability to accept premises liability claims in Maricopa County that involve many different types of injuries.
A serious injury deserves attention from a premises liability lawyer in Scottsdale. Your lawyer will not let you settle for less than your injury demands. A lawyer will make it easy to collect medical documents, records, x-rays, scans, test results, and other types of evidence to help you prove the extent of your injury to an insurance company or jury. Then, your lawyer will fight for maximum compensation for your damages.
Accidents and injuries while on a rental property could point to the liability of the owner. Your landlord, for example, could owe you compensation for an accident that occurred in your apartment in Scottsdale. This could be the case if your injury arose because of a property defect a reasonable and prudent landlord would have prevented. For instance, if you have damages because of a maintenance problem your landlord knew or reasonably should have known about (e.g. a leaky pipe or mold), he or she could owe you for failing to remedy the issue in a timely manner.
The same could be true if you get injured while staying at a hotel or Airbnb. If the accident occurred because of a negligent failure on the property owner’s part, he or she could be liable for your hospital bills and other damages. If, however, you caused your own injuries by failing to uphold your end of a rental agreement, you may be partially responsible. Speak to an attorney at David Shapiro Law, PLLC for an in-depth look at your rights after an accident on someone else’s property in Scottsdale.
If you have been involved in a slip-and-fall injury or hurt due to negligent supervision, contact us to discuss your case. Call (480) 300-5405 or use the contact page of this website. All initial consultations are free, and we do not charge a fee unless we win your case.