A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere in Mesa. They often occur when you least expect it. From visiting your doctor’s office to visiting a grocery store to just another day at work, a slip and fall can lead to serious consequences. What can you do if you’re the victim of a slip and fall accident in Mesa? You can schedule a free case review with the experienced Mesa slip and fall attorneys of Hastings & Hastings to learn about legal rights you may have, including financial compensation.
Slip and fall accidents in Mesa can be very serious, depending on the facts surrounding the case. Of course, in some slip and fall accidents, only minor injuries (or even no injuries) occur. That is in the best case scenario.
Yet, in many slip and falls, there can be:
Slip and fall accidents can cause these serious injuries along with unexpected medical and rehabilitation expenses.
Depending on the facts surrounding your Mesa slip and fall accident, compensation may be available for you. You may be eligible for both economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation refers to damages that have a monetary value attached. Examples include:
Non-economic damages are for experiences caused by the slip and fall that you had but that cannot really be quantified by a dollar value. Examples include:
In rare cases, punitive damages may also be awarded in an attempt to further punish the defendant if their behavior was so far out of line that the court feels the need to make an example out of them. Your Mesa personal injury attorney can help you understand what damages are available.
Proving fault in a slip and fall depends on having certain evidence as well as meeting the elements of negligence.
You must be able to show that the property owner (or an employee) knew or should have known about the condition but did not address or fix it. This includes putting up a wet floor sign, for example. You may need to prove that the property owner or an employee caused the condition.
You only have two years to file a slip and fall claim in Mesa. However, it’s imperative that you file your claim as soon as you can so that it’s easier to prove and to present all of your evidence. Our Mesa slip and fall lawyers can help you prepare everything you need for your claim.
If you were hurt in a Mesa slip and fall accident, the experienced slip and fall accidents of Hastings & Hastings is here to help. Schedule your free case review as soon as you can to learn how we can help you.