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Slip and Fall Accidents

Tucson Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

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Getting injured after you fall on another’s premises can be incredibly inconvenient, creating expensive damages and other problems. Your slip and fall injuries can prevent you from working full-time and may even result in emotional suffering. The property owner is responsible for your safety. Property owners are required to maintain their property, so that slip and fall accidents don’t occur. If you are not at fault for the slip and fall accident, then it is possible that you can hold the property owner liable. 

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A Tucson slip and fall accident lawyer can review the facts of your case and advise you of your legal options. We understand how serious a slip and fall injury can be, and will fight to get you the compensation you need. We are dedicated to helping victims recover maximum compensation for their injuries. Contact Wattel And York LLC today for a free consultation regarding your slip and fall claim. 

Examples Of Slip And Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can be caused by any number of factors, including:

Wet Surfaces

Wet or slick surfaces due to spills can cause accidents by causing you to lose your footing due to lack of traction.

Ripped Or Loose Carpeting 

Unsecured carpets, rugs, mats, or runners can cause you to trip and fall.

Loose Floorboards

Loose floorboards can cause an accident by creating a cavity that can be stepped in, causing you to lose your balance.

Poor Visibility

Poor visibility caused by inadequate lighting can create hazardous conditions and lead to an accident.

Uneven Surfaces

Uneven or raised surfaces such as pavement, steps, or curbs can cause serious falls if not properly marked and maintained.

Faulty Handrails On Stairwells

Missing handrails or guardrails can cause an accident by failing to provide adequate support.


Snow or ice that has not been cleared from a walkway can cause you to lose your balance and slip.

Obstructed Pathways

Cluttered pathways or walkways can cause an accident by blocking your view of potential hazards.

Waxy Surfaces

Waxed floors can cause an accident by creating a slippery surface.

Injuries In A Slip And Fall Case

Slip and fall accidents can cause a variety of injuries, some of the most common being the following:

Head Injuries

These include concussions, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Neck Injuries

Neck injuries include whiplash, nerve damage, and muscle strain. 

Broken Bones And Fractures

Broken bones and fractures can happen in the arms, legs, ribs, wrists, ankles, and more. 

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries include sprains and strains of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 

Spinal Cord

Spinal cord injuries such as herniated or slipped discs are also common. 

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Dislocated Limbs

Shoulder, knee dislocation, or torn cartilage can also happen in your slip and fall case. You might also experience arm and shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears, dislocated shoulders, twisted arms or wrists, and more. 

Back Injuries 

These include sprains and strains, fractured vertebrae, and more.

Damages In A Slip And Fall Accident

Depending on the circumstances of your slip and fall accident, you may be able to recover compensation for a variety of damages, including:

Medical Expenses

You may be entitled to compensation for any medical bills related to your slip and fall injuries, including doctor visits, hospital stays, physical therapy, and more.

Lost Wages

If you had to miss work due to your wounds, you are entitled to compensation for the wages you lost while recovering from your slip and fall injury.

Pain And Suffering

You may be able to receive damages for any physical pain or emotional suffering that you experienced due to your injury.

Punitive Damages

If your accident was caused by gross negligence or intentional misconduct of another, you may be able to receive punitive damages to punish the responsible party.

How Slip And Fall Injury Attorneys Can Help You

Slip and fall attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to build a strong case on your behalf. They will work hard to fight for the best possible outcome in your case, ensuring that you receive full compensation for your injuries. Your slip and fall attorney will also be able to help you navigate the legal process and ensure that all deadlines are met.

Slip And Fall Injury Attorneys Represent You 

They will represent you during the negotiation process with insurance companies, helping to protect your rights. Your lawyer will also provide valuable advice on how to handle potential settlement offers so that you get the best possible outcome for your case. They will also represent you in court during a slip and fall lawsuit if the other party refuses to settle according to your terms.

They Will Recommend A Clinic For Your Serious Injury 

Tucson slip and fall attorneys can recommend a clinic for you to receive medical treatment and will work with other experts such as accident reconstruction specialists, engineers, or safety professionals to support your claim.

Evidence To Support Your Slip And Fall Injury Case

Your attorney will take time to review every detail of your accident. They will include all evidence that supports your claim, such as witness testimony, medical records, and more. Examples of evidence they use to prove slip and fall claims include the following:


Photographs of the scene of the slip and fall accident can be used as evidence to support your claim. Photos taken shortly after the incident can show any hazardous conditions that caused you to fall, such as icy pathways, wet floors, or uneven surfaces. Photographs of your serious injuries can also show the severity of your injury.

Security Camera Footage

Video footage of your slip and fall accident can be used as evidence to support your claim. Security camera footage may provide valuable insights into how and why the accident occurred, such as whether the property owner should have known of any dangerous conditions that led to your injury or if they had adequate warning signs.

Expert Testimonies

Expert testimony can help to build a strong case for you in a slip and fall accident. An expert witness is an individual with specialized knowledge in a certain area, such as engineering or building safety codes. They can provide valuable insight into the cause of your accident, as well as how it could have been prevented if the property owner had maintained their premises. 

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Medical Records

Medical records can be used to provide evidence of your injury and the resulting medical expenses. They can also help to demonstrate any long-term physical or emotional effects of your accident, such as chronic pain or depression, which can increase the amount of compensation you may receive. Your slip and fall attorney will work with your doctor to obtain all necessary proof of your slip and fall injuries.

Eyewitness Statements

Eyewitness statements can provide valuable evidence to support your claim in a slip and fall accident. If any witnesses were present during your injury, their accounts of what happened may help to demonstrate how and why the accident occurred. Your slip and fall lawyer can interview any eyewitnesses who are willing to provide a statement, which they will then use to support your Tucson slip and fall personal injury claim.

Police Reports

Police reports can provide valuable evidence to support your claim in a slip and fall accident. If the police were called to the accident scene, their report will contain detailed information about what happened and any hazardous conditions that may have caused your injury. It may also include statements from witnesses or other parties present at the time of the accident.

The Statute Of Limitations

The statute of limitations is a legal term that refers to the amount of time you have to file a claim or lawsuit after experiencing an injury. In most states, the statute of limitations for personal injury due to premises liability is two years from the date of injury. It is important to keep this in mind when seeking legal representation, as filing a claim or lawsuit after this time period could result in your case being dismissed. It is essential to contact an experienced slip and fall attorney as soon as possible following the incident.

What Happens To Minor Or Underage Accident Victims 

The statute of limitations for minors who have suffered an injury due to premises liability may differ from that of an adult. In most states, the statute of limitations does not begin until the minor turns 18 years old. An additional two years is extended from their birthdate, allowing them to file a settlement claim within this time frame. The compensation also differs, allowing children to claim additional damages. Also, parents or guardians may need to file a claim on behalf of the minor to protect their rights and seek compensation. It is important to consult an experienced slip and fall lawyer to ensure that all legal timelines are followed correctly when filing a claim on behalf of a minor.

Work With An Experienced Tucson Slip And Fall Accident Law Firm

Our law firm of dedicated slip and fall attorneys has the experience and expertise to fight for you. Your attorneys will provide compassionate representation that is tailored to your unique needs, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. We work on a contingency fee basis, not requiring you to pay an upfront cost. Contact a Tucson slip and fall accident lawyer at Wattel And York LLC to discuss your legal options.

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