Every day, stories appear on the news telling the story of people who have been attacked at movie theaters, theme parks, and tourist attractions. But what you may or may not understand is that the owners and management of those businesses could be held liable for the injuries suffered by the victims of those horrible crimes and accidents. Guests and customers in establishments like grocery stores, movie theaters, tourist attractions, airports, banks, and other institutions are provided by law with the right to expect safety and provisions for safety from the management. In those businesses where security guards are present or some form of protection or security should have been made available to patrons, premises liability law dictates that the business could be liable for third party assaults with or without deadly weapons. Every case is different, but if you have been hurt on a business premise, you may have a claim for negligence resulting in your injuries.
What to Do if You’re Injured in an Arizona Premises Liability Incident
No one walks into a place of business believing that they will fall victim to a third party attacker or any other type of accident or injury-causing incident. However, if you are hurt while at a place of business, you should seek immediate medical attention, even if you do not feel you have suffered significant harm. Only a medical practitioner can determine if you have sustained serious injuries. After you have made contact with a doctor, you should take photos of any injuries and consider speaking to a skilled personal injury attorney to start building your case. Many times when someone is hurt at a premises, they are taken away in an ambulance to the hospital. If this is the case, an attorney can make sure evidence is preserved at the business establishment.