As Phoenix slip and fall attorneys in Arizona, we get calls every day on the slip and fall law in Arizona. If you have been in a slip and fall accident in Arizona, you need to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Arizona. Every slip and fall case is different. The general law however is that you have to prove that:
- The owner or possessor of the place you fell knew or should have known of an unreasonably dangerous condition
- That dangerous condition caused you to fall
- The fall caused your injury
If you have been injured because of someone else’s fault, you should be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Let us show you an example of a slip and fall case. Let’s assume you fall at someone else’s house because you tripped over your own feet. The fact that you fell at someone else’s house does not make you have a valid legal claim against the homeowner. You must prove that it was the homeowner’s fault by meeting each of the elements, above.
Let’s take another example. You are at a store and there is a wet floor that has just been mopped by an employee of the store. You slip and fall on the wet floor because there are no signs. You slip and fall and sustain a torn rotator cuff tear or suffer a broken leg. In this case, the store owner would likely be found to be at fault because the owner of the establishment or his/her employees should have made sure to have warning signs out where the wet floor was so that people were aware that it was slippery. By mopping the floor they created a dangerous condition that they knew or should have known was dangerous to patrons. Now, defendants in cases which allege grocery store slip and falls, convenience store slip and falls, gas station slip and falls, and other types of cases will still try to deny liability or blame the person that was hurt in most cases. This is one of the reasons very few people who are injured in a slip and fall received far settlements unless they have hired an experienced slip and fall lawyer.