When you are injured as a result of a dangerous condition on someone’s property, you may have legal rights to help you receive financial compensation for your losses. This can include any time lost from work, to pay for medical care, and to compensate you for lasting pain. Yet, there are laws that govern whether or not the owner is responsible and outline specific deadlines to file your claim.
If you or someone you love has been hurt because of a premises liability accident, the experienced lawyers of Hastings & Hastings are here to help. Schedule your free case review with our Phoenix personal injury attorneys to learn how we can help you.
If we break “premises liability” down to its most basic form, we have two words: premises and liability. Premises refers to property, a business, a home, etc., and liability means being responsible for something because the law states that a person (or a business) holds that responsibility. Of course, from there, a lot of nuance is involved. However, when we talk about what premises liability means, we can summarize it by stating that someone (including a business) has or had a legal obligation to keep the property reasonably safe for people who are allowed to be on the premises.
Some of the most common premises liability claims that occur in Phoenix include:
Responsibility for a Phoenix liability claim means who is legally liable for what happened to you. The short answer is any person who was involved in creating the hazard that caused the conditions that created your claim may become a defendant.
For example, you slipped and fell at the grocery store. It’s the store’s policy to have employees put out the proper amount of caution signs around the area, depending on its size, so that patrons know the area is wet or slippery. Everyone working that day is aware of the policy. The person working in the area before you slipped knew of the wet floor but chose to not put out the signs. That person may be liable along with management and the store owner because of the dangerous conditions.
To prove a premises liability claim, you and your Phoenix premises liability lawyer must show that:
Premises liability claims can be complicated. Make sure that you work with an experienced Phoenix premises liability attorney who understands the laws and how to get you the compensation you deserve. Schedule your free consultation with Hastings & Hastings today.