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Tucson Premises Liability Attorney

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When you visit a mall, neighborhood park, or office, you don’t expect to get injured. These unplanned accidents can disrupt your life, but you can get a reliable legal team on your side to file a premises liability settlement claim. When you are not at fault for your premises liability accident, fair compensation can help you overcome your damages. 

These types of accidents can have serious consequences, which is why it’s important to hire an experienced lawyer who understands slip and fall cases. At Wattel And York LLC, our Tucson premises liability lawyers have the experience and knowledge needed to properly investigate your case

Common Examples Of Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability is a form of personal injury law that deals with injuries suffered by visitors to property owned or maintained by another party. These are just a few examples of the types of premises liability claims that can arise from unsafe or hazardous conditions on someone else’s property.

Slip And Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents occur when a person slips, trips, or falls due to dangerous conditions on someone else’s property. When a slip and fall accident occurs as the result of unsafe or hazardous conditions on the premises, it can result in a premises liability claim against the owner or occupier of the property.

Inadequate Security Resulting In Injury Or Assault

Inadequate security can lead to assaults and other dangerous situations. When inadequate security leads to an injury, the property owner may be held liable.

Hazardous Conditions

Examples of hazardous conditions on the property include inadequate lighting, poor maintenance of grounds, wet floors or surfaces that are not clearly marked, open pits or trenches, and unsecured construction materials. Property owners must take reasonable steps to ensure visitors’ safety to avoid premises liability claims. For example, you may have gotten injured due to dangerous stairs on someone else’s property. In this case, the property owner may be held liable for your injuries. 

Animal Attacks

If you are attacked by an animal on someone else’s property, then they may be held liable for your injuries. The owner of the animal must take reasonable steps to ensure that visitors are safe. It is important to note that if the injured person was trespassing on the property or provoking the animal, then the property owner may not be liable for their injuries.

Fault In Premises Liability Claims

In order to determine fault for premises liability, it is important to consider the circumstances of the accident. Tucson premises liability attorneys can investigate your claim to identify whether property owners were negligent in some way. Generally speaking, property owners have a duty to ensure that visitors are reasonably safe while on their property. This means they must exercise reasonable care in maintaining their premises and take any necessary steps to address any dangerous conditions. If the property owner fails to do this, then they may be held liable for any injuries.

Trespassing or Provocation

If the injured person was trespassing or provoking an animal, then they may not be able to pursue a premises liability claim against the property owner.  It is important to speak with an experienced attorney.

Warning Signs

You would not be at fault if there was a warning sign in place and you got into an accident. Even if a warning sign is present, the property owner still has a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner. If they fail to do this, then they may still be held liable for any damages. You may be partially or entirely liable if the warning sign was clearly visible.

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Gross Negligence

If you were intoxicated or the hazard was noticeable and easy to avoid, you might be partially or entirely liable for your injuries. Premises liability accidents are all unique, which is why you need an attorney to help you understand your case. 

How Tucson Premises Liability Attorneys Can Help You 

A premises liability attorney can help you understand your rights and legal options if you have been injured due to negligent maintenance or dangerous conditions on someone else’s property:

Attorneys Provide Advice

Your premises liability lawyer can review the facts of your case, explain your legal options, and advise you on the best course of action. They provide resources and guidance to help you receive compensation for the damages you have suffered due to someone else’s negligence.

Attorneys Negotiate Settlements

An attorney can also help negotiate a settlement with the property owner or their insurance company on your behalf. This ensures that you receive a fair and just outcome for your case.

Attorneys Represent You

If your case goes to court, an experienced premises liability attorney can represent you and ensure that your rights are respected.

Attorneys Collect Evidence

Your premises liability attorney can help you collect evidence of negligent maintenance or dangerous conditions on the property. They can also assist in obtaining medical records, witness statements, and other documents to build a strong case.

Your Attorney Can Determine Liability

Your premises liability attorney can also help you determine who is liable for your injuries. In some cases, there may be more than one party responsible for the accident. An experienced attorney can identify all of the potentially liable parties and ensure that you receive compensation.

Attorneys Update You On Your Claim

Your premises liability attorney will keep you updated on the progress of your claim and ensure that no deadlines are missed. They can provide ongoing support throughout the legal process and answer any questions you may have.

Attorneys Accurately Calculate Your Damages

A premises liability attorney will also help you calculate the value of your claim. This ensures that you are adequately compensated for all of your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

They Represent Surviving Family Members In Wrongful Death Claims

If you have lost a loved one, an attorney can help you pursue a wrongful death claim. They can provide legal advice and support throughout the process and ensure that all of your rights are protected.

What You Should Do After a Premises Liability Accident

When you have been injured due to negligent maintenance or dangerous conditions on another’s property, it is important to take immediate action. Here are some steps you should take: 

Seek Medical Attention

After you have been injured, you should seek medical attention right away. This will document your injuries and ensure that you get proper treatment.

Get Contact Information

If there were any witnesses to the incident, be sure to get their contact information. This can help your premises liability attorney build a strong case.

Take Photos And Videos

Taking photos and videos of the premises can also help in building a case. Be sure to document any dangerous conditions that may have been present.

Avoid Speaking To The Other Party’s Insurer

It is important not to speak with the other party’s insurance agency without first consulting with an attorney. The insurance company may try to persuade you into accepting a settlement that is much lower than what you deserve.

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Speak With a Premises Liability Attorney

A premises liability attorney can help you understand your rights and legal options. They can also assist in gathering evidence and negotiating a settlement with the property owner or their insurance company on your behalf.

File A Personal Injury Claim

Once you have all of the necessary information, it is important to file a claim as soon as possible. 

How Your Premises Liability Attorney Can Help You 

It is important to take immediate action after you have been injured on another’s premises. Contacting a premises liability attorney can help protect your rights. An experienced attorney can provide the resources and guidance you need to get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to a hazardous condition or negligent maintenance, get legal advice from an experienced premises liability attorney. 

While you are struggling with serious injuries, you may feel pressured to settle for a small lump sum. Instead, let your attorney handle the negotiations for you. They can help you fight for the justice you deserve by negotiating a fair settlement with the negligent property owner and their insurer. We work on a contingency fee basis where you only pay us after we’ve won your premises liability claim. If the other party refuses to settle, we’ll file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court. Find out more information from our reliable law firm. Contact Wattel And York LLC now for a free consultation. 

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