Premises Liability Law

In Tempe, property owners are legally obligated to exercise a duty of care towards individuals lawfully present on their premises. This duty entails maintaining safe conditions and promptly addressing potential hazards that could harm visitors, ensuring a secure and hazard-free environment for all.

In case you are injured on someone’s property due to the owner’s negligence. In that scenario, you have the legal entitlement to claim compensation for the injuries you have sustained. Before proceeding with any actions, it is crucial to understand the legal limitations and Tempe premises liability law that apply to your situation to pursue the appropriate compensation.

The Sorenson Law Firm has extensive knowledge of local laws and regulations, enabling them to provide expert guidance on Tempe premises laws. Our skilled attorney team is committed to assisting accident victims with justice and rightful compensation.

Common Reasons for Premises Liability Accidents:

Premises liability accidents can occur for various reasons, such as slippery surfaces, hazardous conditions, inadequate security, and structural defects. Understanding the common reasons behind these accidents is essential in ensuring the safety of visitors and holding property owners accountable for their duty of care.

  • Slip and Fall Incidents: Wet floors, uneven surfaces, or poorly maintained walkways can lead to slip and fall accidents. These may occur in grocery stores, restaurants, parking lots, or other public places.
  • Negligent Security: Inadequate security measures on a property may result in assaults, robberies, or other criminal activities, leaving victims with physical and emotional injuries.
  • Hazardous Conditions: Accidents can occur due to hazardous conditions such as spills, debris, or poorly lit areas. 
  • Defective Premises: Faulty construction or maintenance can cause structural failures or accidents, such as collapsed ceilings, stairways, or balconies.

Dangerous Animals: Property owners may be liable for injuries caused by their dogs or other dangerous animals, especially if they know the animal’s aggressive tendencies.

    Injuries Due to Premises Liability Accidents:

    Premises liability accidents can potentially cause serious injuries, including fractures, head injuries, sprains, and cuts, which can have significant consequences. It is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of the various injuries that victims may experience to seek fair compensation and advocate for safer premises for all individuals.

    • Fractures and Broken Bones: Slip and fall accidents or structural failures can lead to fractures and broken bones, often requiring medical intervention and lengthy recovery periods.
    • Sprains and Strains: Twisting or falling on hazardous surfaces can cause sprains and strains, resulting in pain and limited mobility.
    • Head and Brain Injuries: Severe slips or falling objects can cause head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries, potentially leading to long-term cognitive impairments.
    • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries: Falls from heights or accidents involving heavy objects can result in back injuries or even spinal cord damage, causing paralysis or chronic pain.
    • Cuts, Bruises, and Abrasions: Hazardous conditions can lead to cuts, bruises, and abrasions, which may seem minor but can become infected or result in serious complications.

    Severe injuries can result in substantial medical expenses, cause significant pain and suffering, and potentially lead to long-term disability. You can consult our legal team to help you seek appropriate compensation for these damages.

    Eligibility for Pursuing a Tempe Premises Liability Claim in, Arizona

    In Tempe, Arizona, a premises liability claim can be pursued by individuals who have suffered injuries or damages while on someone else’s property due to the property owner’s negligence or failure to maintain a safe environment. It is the responsibility of property owners or occupiers to ensure the safety of visitors or customers while they are on their premises. The following individuals may be able to pursue a premises liability claim in Tempe, Arizona:

    Invitees: 

    These individuals have explicit or implicit permission to enter the property for the owner’s benefit. This category encompasses customers in a retail store, clients in a professional establishment, or guests invited to someone’s residence.

    Tenants or Renters: 

    Tenants have the legal right to file a premises liability claim against their landlords if they encounter hazardous conditions while living on rented property. They can seek legal recourse to hold negligent landlords accountable for failing to maintain a safe living environment and fulfill their duty of care. This action helps promote safer rental accommodations for all residents. However, they might have retaliated if the negligence was proven to be on their part.

    Employees or Workers: 

    Employees who sustain injuries while working in unsafe premises might qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Furthermore, they might have a valid basis to pursue a premises liability lawsuit against third parties responsible for the upkeep of the property. This legal action would enable them to seek full compensation for their injuries and ensure that all negligent parties are held responsible for the harm they caused.

    Licensees: 

    Licensees are individuals who have been granted permission by the owner to enter a property, but for personal benefit and not for the owner’s benefit. A common example of a licensee is a social guest who visits someone’s home for socializing. Unlike invitees, licensees enter the property for reasons unrelated to business or the owner’s benefit. Nevertheless, property owners are still obligated to exercise a duty of care towards licensees. They are responsible for upholding a safe environment and providing adequate warning regarding any known hazards that may not be readily apparent.

    Trespassers: 

    Trespassers are individuals who enter someone’s property without permission. If someone sustains injuries on the property, their ability to pursue a premises liability claim may be limited. Property owners’ liability to trespassers is generally lower than what they owe to invitees or licensees.

    Premises liability legislation is complicated and varies by state. Our team has sound experience handling premises liability claims and is well aware of the local laws. We will ask you for the particulars and evaluate the case sensitivity, incident details, and connection between the injured person and the property owner to decide the validity and strength of the claim.

    How Compensation Helps Tempe Premises Liability Victims:

    You can claim for recovering financial and non-financial damages due to accidents on someone else’s property. Compensation serves a crucial role in helping you in various ways:

    • Medical Expenses Coverage
    • Lost Wages and Income:
    • Pain and Suffering
    • Property Damage
    • Long-Term Care and Disability
    • Rehabilitation and Therapy cost
    • Legal Expenses
    • Restoration of Financial Stability

    Our attorneys will thoroughly evaluate every aspect of your damages to guarantee you receive the fair compensation you deserve.

    Premises Liability Law

    Our Investigation and Legal Help: 

    At The Sorenson Law Firm, we understand the significance of a meticulous investigation to construct a compelling premises liability case. Our investigators gather evidence, interview witnesses, examine reports, and consult experts. They significantly analyze each minor detail in establishing fault and liability.

    Once we have built a solid foundation for your case, we skillfully negotiate with insurance companies for a fair settlement on your behalf. We stay fully prepared to advocate for your rights in court to secure compensation. Rest assured, our relentless commitment to your case will not waver until we achieve the best possible outcome for you.

    FAQs

    Q: How do I know if I have a premises liability claim? 

    A: You can file a premises liability claim if you sustained injuries on someone else’s property due to the owner’s negligence. Common examples include slip and fall accidents, incidents of inadequate security, or injuries caused by hazardous conditions on the property. Contact our firm for a free consultation to evaluate your case and seek compensation.

    Q: What should I do after a premises liability accident? 

    A: After a Tempe premises liability accident, it’s crucial to take certain steps to protect your rights and potential claim:

    1. You should immediately seek a medical checkup, even if your injuries seem minor.
    2. Document the Accident Scene. Take photographs of the accident scene, including the hazardous condition that caused the accident.
    3. Obtain contact information from any witnesses present at the time of the accident. Their testimonies may be valuable during the legal process.
    4. Notify the incident relevant authorities or the property owner and file an official incident report. Timely reporting aids investigations and preserves details for premises liability claims.
    5. Contact The Sorenson Law Firm to discuss your case sensitivity and understand your rights and options.

    Q: How long do I have to file a premises liability claim? 

    A: In Tempe, premises liability claims usually have a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the accident. However, it is important to note that certain factors can affect this time frame, emphasizing the need for prompt action. Delaying the initiation of legal proceedings may lead to the forfeiture of your entitlement to compensation. Contact our firm as early after the accident to protect your claim.

    The Sorenson Law Firm advocates for Tempe premises liability victims. Our experienced attorneys provide you with personalized attention and assertive representation to help you pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve. If you or someone you care about has suffered an injury on another person’s property, feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation. Allow us to support you and guide you through the legal process to attain the justice you are pursuing.

    You can contact us by calling (480) 839-9500 or visiting our office at 950 West Elliot Road, Suite 226, Tempe, Arizona 8528412. You can also submit your legal inquiry through our website.

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