Most cities, including Phoenix and other metropolitan areas in the Valley, require certain things such as benches, plants, and irrigation equipment to be kept away from paved surfaces such as pedestrian ramps, driveways and tennis courts on city property. It’s not just for looks. The city is trying to prevent, for instance, a tree from shedding needles on sidewalks, which could cause someone to slip or trip and get injured. If you want to hire an inflatable for your child’s birthday party, you must make sure the vendor has insurance – just in case there’s an accident. Injuries from falls are inevitable and usually harmless, but when they’re not, they can have a lasting impact on your life. One minute you’re crossing the street in downtown Phoenix, and then next minute, your life and livelihood might be in danger because of negligent road maintenance.
In legal terms, accidents like these are part of “premise liability.” But you don’t have to be a legal expert to know what to do if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall in Phoenix. Zanes Law has more than 50 years of experience in dealing with cases like yours and will make sure whatever caused your slip-and-fall accident, someone is held liable – whether it’s an individual, a business or a government agency – while you heal and recover.
What to do if you’ve been injured on someone’s property in Phoenix:
We handle lots of cases where our clients are injured on another person’s property because of the property owner’s negligence. Just to name a few types of incidents, these cases involve things such as falls, assaults and being hit by falling objects. If you are hurt on someone else’s property:
- Let them know, if you can. If you are injured at a business, tell the manager and ask for an incident report. You should also ask for a copy of this incident report and for either the homeowner’s insurance information or business insurance information.
- Seek medical help. Get medical care for your injuries immediately. If you think you have a bad injury, go immediately to the emergency room. If you’re simply feeling sore, see your doctor and ask about your treatment options (such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, pain management, etc.).
- Call us. As soon as possible after the incident, contact us at Zanes Law so that we can explain the claims process to you and your options. This consultation is always free.