Did you slip and fall on someone else’s property?

If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property because of a dangerous condition on their property, then you may have something called a premises liability claim. These types of personal injury claims name the property owner or others charged with the care of the premises as defendants, claiming that their negligence and lack of appropriate care caused a hazard that led to the injury of a visitor or licensee on the property. If this describes something that happened to you, contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at Friedl Richardson to discuss your case.

Elements of a Slip and Fall Accident Case

There are four major elements of every successful slip and fall case, which are:

  • 1. Establishing ownership/control of a property
  • 2. Establishing the owner/supervisor duty of care to visitors and others permitted to be on the property
  • 3. Establishing that the defendant’s failed duty of care created a hazardous condition on the property
  • 4. Establishing that the defendant’s failed duty of care and consequent hazardous condition led to a victim’s real injuries

If the aforementioned elements can be established, then a Phoenix slip and fall attorney from Friedl Richardson can represent you and hold the property owner accountable for their negligence so that you can recover the damages you deserve.

Examples of Common Slip and Fall Accidents

To further define slip and fall cases, below we have described three different examples scenarios that constitute common slip and fall accident claims.

  • Wet Floor – The building manager recently had a maintenance crew mop and wax the floor of the lobby, but did not warn the building’s tenants verbally or with “wet floor” signage. If someone working in that building slipped and fell in the lobby because of the slick surface, they could file a slip and fall claim.
  • Stairway Accident – Those who build, manage, own or maintain premises are required by law to equip all stairways with adequate handrails. The manager of an apartment complex learned that the handrails needed repair because of a defect, yet did not close off the stairwell. If a tenant slipped and fell on these stairs, they might have a claim.
  • Inadequate Lighting – An employer is responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for all employees, yet in this scenario, the employer did nothing when they learned that a portion of their building’s lights were out. If an employer slipped and fell due to inadequate lighting, they could have a claim.

Retaining a Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer

Friedl Richardson is a firm that is invested in your future. We go the extra mile to uncover the evidence needed to establish liability and recover the compensation our clients need. We are also committed to our community and sponsor a number of organizations and sports clubs. Schedule a free consultation with our firm today to discuss your case and your options with an experienced trial lawyer. Our team works toward a settlement when beneficial, but also prepares for trial so that we are ready to take on the insurance companies in court. Contact us today!

Read our Premises Liability blog for additional information.

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