Premises owners usually owe a duty of care to individuals who visit their premises. This is especially true for individuals who own business premises where customers provide a benefit—usually a monetary benefit.
In general, property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are in a reasonably safe condition at all times for the benefit of their visitors. Property owners and their employees must warn about or correct known dangerous hazards that exist on the premises. They also have a duty to regularly inspect their premises for hazards and unsafe conditions. If the hazard is of a type that a property visitor generally would not notice, then the premises owner must promptly repair the defect or warn visitors about it—such as by putting up a warning placard or roping off the area.
Property defects, such as slippery floors, loose railings or steps, and even security concerns, can leave property visitors very seriously injured. In turn, these visitors might need to seek significant medical treatment for the injuries they suffered in a premises accident.
If you or someone you love suffered an injury on residential, commercial, or public property, you could be eligible to recover compensation from the property owner or manager. Arizona has strict premises liability laws that hold property owners liable when guests injure themselves due to hazardous conditions on the property. The Zanes Law Tucson premises liability attorneys will help you get paid the fair compensation you deserve for your injury.
In many instances, property owners’ insurance companies will try and lowball an accident victim’s case. For example, the insurance company—through its adjuster—might allege that the accident victim’s injuries were not all that serious or that the claimed injury or injuries were preexisting and did not result from the premises accident. When that happens, the experienced team of Tucson premises liability attorneys at Zanes Law can negotiate with the insurance company’s representatives on your behalf in hopes of obtaining a fair monetary offer to settle your case.
If the at-fault party’s insurance company is unwilling to offer you the full value for your injury case, we could then file a lawsuit on your behalf in the Arizona state court system and litigate it to a conclusion. A case that we litigate could be favorably resolved at a jury trial—or an alternative dispute resolution proceeding, such as mediation or binding arbitration.
At Zanes Law, we believe that our injured clients should focus on getting better and making a full recovery from the injuries they suffered in their premises accident—all while we take care of everything else. That is why our Tucson injury attorneys handle everything from A to Z for our clients, from negotiation to litigation to wrapping up the case. We even travel to you for a free, no-obligation case evaluation when and where it is convenient for you. No need to fight traffic to come to our office; we will come to you. To speak with a member of our team today and set up your free consultation, call us at (520) 777-7777.
Zanes Law Is Your Premises Liability Legal Team in Tucson, AZ
Whether your injury occurred indoors or outdoors, on public or private property, or in a commercial or residential area, there is a good chance you are eligible to collect compensation. After receiving the medical care you need, your next call should be to a premises liability lawyer in Tucson. At Zanes Law, we have helped many clients in the same situation as you recover the compensation they deserve. We have a long and successful track record, and we want to put it to work for you.
We have successfully negotiated favorable settlements and jury verdicts in cases that involve slip and fall accidents, negligent security matters, and defective staircases and railings. In our experience, insurance companies are usually not willing to offer full and fair compensation for your injuries without effective persuasion. After all—why should they? What’s in it for them?
When you let the experienced Tucson premises liability attorneys at Zanes Law handle your case, you can rest assured that we will give your case the zealous, result-oriented legal representation it needs for you to be successful and recover favorable money damages for your injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a premises liability lawyer serving Tucson, call 866-499-8989
Residential Property Injuries in Tucson
The owners of residential property have a duty to ensure that their premises are in a safe condition for the benefit of their visitors. At a minimum, property owners and their employees have a duty to make sure that they warn about known dangerous conditions or defects on the property—or that they take prompt measures to correct the property hazard. If you suffered injuries on residential property, many parties may be partly or wholly liable for your medical expenses and other damages.
These parties include:
- The property owner
- The property manager
- The landlord
- The tenant
- The homeowners’ association
- The homebuilder
Zanes Law will investigate your injury, identify the potentially responsible parties and begin the process of gathering evidence against them. Most private residences have coverage from homeowner’s insurance policies, and you need a dedicated premises liability lawyer to take on the insurance company and make sure they pay you what you deserve.
Remember, insurance companies are in the business of making money—not paying out personal injury claims that result from premises accidents. Many times, these insurance companies will do everything that they can to avoid paying out a claim and offering you the compensation that you deserve. Our knowledgeable legal team can take on the insurance company firsthand and pursue a favorable settlement offer on your behalf.
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Commercial Property Injuries in Tucson, Arizona
Business invitees, including customers at a store, shopping mall, or restaurant, are owed the highest legal duty of care by the property owner. Property owners and their employees are responsible not only for warning about or correcting known premises hazards, but also for inspecting the premises and warning about/correcting potential unknown hazards.
We have helped many clients collect compensation for injuries suffered on commercial property. When an injury occurs at a business, liable parties may include:
- The property owner
- The business
- The maintenance company
- And several others
We will investigate your injury, determine who was liable and build a compelling case on your behalf. Our premises liability lawyers in Tucson, AZ, will take on the insurance company and make sure you get the fair compensation to which you are entitled.
Public Property Injuries in Tucson, Arizona
Some serious premises accidents, including slips and falls, take place on public property. A governmental entity or municipality, such as a city, county, or township, might own or manage public property. In cases where accident victims suffer injuries on public property, the accident victim might be eligible to pursue a claim or lawsuit against the municipality.
However, in some instances, there are notice provisions that apply before filing a lawsuit against a governmental entity. If the accident victim goes ahead and files the lawsuit—without adhering to the notice provision—the lawsuit could be dismissed by a court, and the accident victim would not recover monetary compensation and damages for the injuries he or she suffered in the accident.
Injuries on public property tend to be more complex to litigate, but there is still an excellent chance that you are eligible for compensation. You should speak with a premises liability lawyer as soon as possible after your injury to learn what your legal options are and what you should expect from your claim. Zanes Law has helped many clients recover damages for injuries suffered on public property.
To learn more about what a premises liability lawyer in Tucson, AZ, from Zanes Law will do for you, call us at 866-499-8989 to set up a free case evaluation.
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We Will Help You with Any Injury
Property owners and their employees must keep their properties in a reasonably safe condition at all times. This includes maintaining the property itself and all fixtures located on the property, like railings and stairwells. No matter how your injury occurred, we want to hear from you. Our attorneys have helped clients recover compensation for injuries caused by the following and more:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Unmarked obstacles on the floor
- Loose or missing stairs
- Loose or missing handrails
- Poor lighting
- Foundational building damage
- Exposed electrical wires
- Falling objects
- Animal bites
The owners of business premises also have a duty to ensure that their properties have security cameras and that there is a security presence on the premises. If a fight breaks out in a bar or parking lot, for example, and a person suffers injuries, then the victim might be eligible to assert a claim against the bar/restaurant for negligent security.
Whether your injury was commonplace or bizarre, we will gather evidence on your behalf and put together a compelling case showing that the property manager, property owner, or another party is liable for your injuries. We will take on them and their insurance company and make sure you recover the damages you deserve.
Count on Zanes Law to Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
At Zanes Law, our attorneys fight for fair compensation, ensuring that clients who suffered injuries on someone else’s property get paid what they deserve. We take on the insurance companies and pursue both economic and non-economic damages. We will help you recover a settlement that includes compensation for the following and more:
When a person is involved in a premises accident, he or she might endure serious injuries that require significant medical treatment. The nature and extent of the injuries that an accident victim suffers depend on the type of accident and how it occurs. For example, if the person is involved in a slip and fall accident, he or she might suffer a broken bone. In addition to broken bones, some other injuries that an individual might suffer in a premises accident include the following:
- Traumatic head and brain injuries—These injuries happen when a significant amount of force impacts the accident victim’s head—or when the head hits the ground (or something else) with a significant amount of force. A slip and fall accident where the accident victim lands on his or her head could lead to a traumatic injury. Traumatic head injuries include brain bruises (otherwise known as concussions). Also, when a significant amount of force is involved, the brain’s neurons and axons could become severed, resulting in impaired functioning as well as memory losses. Some serious head injuries can leave accident victims in a permanent comatose state.
- Soft tissue injuries—Soft tissue injuries are typically muscular injuries, sprains, strains, and contusions. Just because a soft tissue injury does not involve a broken bone, however, does not mean that the injury is not a serious one. In fact, many soft tissue injuries require physical therapy to treat, and in some instances, they can wind up being permanent injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries—When a person slips and falls or is involved in some other premises accident, the accident victim could suffer a spinal cord or paralysis injury. This is especially true when an accident victim lands on his or her back or neck. A spinal cord injury can occur when a person’s nerves are severed or torn and can result in full or partial paralysis. Full paralysis means that the accident victim is completely unable to move or feel in the affected area (and sometimes below that area). Partial paralysis, on the other hand, means that the person has limited ability to move or feel in the affected area.
In most cases, hospital stays, doctor visits, and physical therapy are not cheap, and medical bills can mount up quickly. Therefore, retain an experienced Tucson premises liability attorney at Zanes Law to pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf.
Even if you had health insurance coverage in place that paid for some or all of your medical treatment, you might still claim medical damages. However, your health insurer might assert a lien against a portion of your monetary recovery.
At Zanes Law, we will pursue both current and anticipated future medical expenses. We could also retain a medical expert to testify in your case. In the event the at-fault party’s insurance company is disputing damages in your premises liability matter, a medical doctor could assist by causally connecting your injury, medical treatment, and medical bills to the premises accident. If you feel that you might need medical treatment for your premises injuries at some point—or if a health care provider has told you this—then a medical expert could state in writing the nature of the treatment, its necessity, and the anticipated future cost of that treatment.
Serious injuries suffered in a premises accident might necessitate that the accident victim misses time away from his or her work. In some instances, after suffering injuries in a serious premises accident, the accident victim might not work for a while. This time off work might be necessary because:
- The accident victim needs time to recuperate and recover from the injuries he or she suffered in the accident.
- The accident victim cannot complete his or her job duties because of the related injuries.
- The accident victim has to attend medical or physical therapy appointments as a result of the injuries he or she sustained.
To prove that you should receive compensation for lost wages, a health care provider must ordinarily authorize you to be off work. In addition, you must have documentation from your employer that states the number of hours that you missed—and the amount that you were making on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
The experienced legal team at Zanes Law will help you get paid for the income you have forfeited due to missed work.
Reduced Earning Capacity
In cases where an accident victim suffers a serious injury in a premises accident, he or she might not return to the same job or occupation. For example, if the accident victim is a construction worker or builder who suffers a serious back injury on someone else’s premises, then he or she might need to switch to light-duty work—or switch careers altogether. To do this, the accident victim might end up forfeiting a significant amount of money in the process going forward. This loss of earning capacity is legally compensable.
If your future earning potential diminishes because of your injury, we will ensure that the responsible party and their insurer pay you the difference.
Pain and Suffering and Inconvenience
Medical expenses, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket costs are economic damages. That is because your lawyer can calculate the amounts of these damages in exact dollars and cents. Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, are more subjective and more difficult to quantify. The main purpose of non-economic damages in a premises liability case is to compensate accident victims for all of the inconvenience, pain, and suffering they had to endure as a result of their injuries.
In addition, pain and suffering damages are sometimes a means of compensating accident victims for their loss of enjoyment of life—such as for no longer taking part in activities that they once enjoyed before their accident. Such activities might include spending time with family members and friends. Pain and suffering damages can also compensate accident victims for the loss of their ability to use a certain body part, such as in the case of a spinal cord or paralysis injury. Finally, pain and suffering damages also encompass loss of consortium claims—where the injuries sustained by the accident victim limit or prevent the ability to have sexual relations with a spouse.
If you have sustained injuries in a premises accident, you are entitled to substantial compensation for your pain, suffering, and inconvenience. A premises liability lawyer in Tucson, AZ, with Zanes Law fights for this compensation. We will work hard and zealously advocate for you to ensure that you receive proper compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company for your injuries.
To set up your free case evaluation today, call Zanes Law at (520) 777-7777.
The Statutes of Limitations
If you sustained injuries while visiting someone else’s premises, speak with an experienced Tucson premises liability attorney as soon as possible after your accident. This is because accident victims do not have an unlimited amount of time in which to seek monetary compensation and damages for the injuries they suffered. In fact, in Arizona, personal injury victims generally have two years to file a claim or take legal action, but the deadline could be shorter or longer depending on several factors.
In most cases, absent some extremely limited exceptions, the two-year statute of limitations begins to run on the date of the premises accident and continues for two years. In the event the accident victim fails to bring a claim or lawsuit for damages within that two-year deadline, he or she will waive the right to recover monetary compensation in the case.
Although the personal injury statute of limitations in place for the State of Arizona is relatively short when compared with other states, it has a practical purpose. First, it ensures that witnesses will remain available to testify if the matter must go to trial. It also ensures that other evidence does not grow stale over time.
At Zanes Law, we will evaluate your claim and let you know when you need to file, and, if necessary, we will take quick legal action to ensure your claim does not get time-barred. If time is starting to run out, our legal team can file a lawsuit to protect against the statute of limitations running. Call us at (520) 777-7777 to find out more.
Call to Set Up Your Free Case Evaluation
If you have suffered injuries in an accident that occurred on someone else’s premises, the skilled legal team at Zanes Law is ready to get to work for you today. You can sign up with us right away in a single phone call, and a premises liability lawyer will come to you to conduct the initial case evaluation. We never collect a fee until we recover money for you. To get started right away, call our Tucson office at (520) 777-7777 for more information.
Victims of Tucson premises accidents are sometimes unsure of where to turn for help. What follows are the answers to some common questions that arise in the context of premises accidents and injuries. Of course, the experienced Tucson premises liability attorneys at Zanes Law are always ready and available to answer your legal questions and address concerns about your premises liability case.