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This was the 1st time I've used Zanes Law. It was a fantastic experience for having to go through a situation most would rather not. The attorney and staff were always available to answer my questions and explained things clearly and were obviously 100% in my corner. My attorney, Jim, was very genuine and made me immediately comfortable when I came in to speak with him about my case. Every case manager I dealt with was patient and helpful. I would definitely return to Zanes should the time ever come again that I need a personal injury firm.

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Zanes Law was a terrific legal experience. I first went to a law firm that only wanted me to go to physical therapy and pad the bill, so they could utilize my insurance policy to its capacity. Once I went to Zanes, they were honest, professional and prompt with calls almost once a week. Sometimes I got a call just because we did not have contact for close to two weeks. Some calls were to just ask how I was doing. I also received more money than originally discussed. Great job Zanes Law!!!!! If need be I will use their services again. THANKS

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Zanes Law was a terrific legal experience. I first went to a law firm that only wanted me to go to physical therapy and pad the bill, so they could utilize my insurance policy to its capacity. Once I went to Zanes, they were honest, professional and prompt with calls almost once a week. Sometimes I got a call just because we did not have contact for close to two weeks. Some calls were to just ask how I was doing. I also received more money than originally discussed. Great job Zanes Law!!!!! If need be I will use their services again. THANKS

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How the Insurance Company Lowballs Your Settlement Offer

The insurer of the person responsible for the incident may offer you a small amount of financial assistance when you make a claim. We can help you evaluate these offers to ensure you are appropriately compensated for any economic damages. If you would like to pursue more, we can assist you in taking action. You have the legal right to reject the low settlement offers that come your way by submitting a demand of your own. If an insurance provider does not want to meet your demand, you can take your request to trial. An insurance provider will serve as a defendant as members of the public determine to what compensation your injuries entitle you.

Compiling Evidence for Your Slip and Fall Case

The evidence in a slip and fall personal injury case needs to be gathered immediately after your accident because spills will be cleaned up and dangerous conditions will be fixed. If you do not gather the evidence right away, it could be lost forever, costing you the ability to prove your claim. The evidence you can use to back up your claim can include:

  • Photographs or video footage of the dangerous condition that caused your injury
  • Security camera footage of the scene before your accident
  • Witness statements and testimony from people who saw the accident
  • Accident reports
  • Maintenance logs of the area where the accident happened

Be prepared to respond if a defendant tries to shift blame for your losses onto you. Despite your wealth of evidence, they may still claim that you bear some of the liability for your accident. Alternatively, they may argue that your lack of awareness resulted in your losses. It’s a Tucson slip and fall accident attorney’s job to refute these claims. When we bring forward evidence of your losses, we do so to create a coherent narrative of fault. We can as readily use the evidence on hand to establish your case’s economic value as we can challenge the defense’s attempt to shift the blame.

Comparative Negligence in Arizona’s Slip and Fall Accidents

Fault isn’t as straightforward in Arizona as it is in other states. Arizona operates on a generous understanding of comparative negligence. Even if you bear responsibility for over 50% of the fault in your accident, you can still pursue compensation for your losses. That said, your estimated compensation will take a hit as a result of your fault. Courts reduce comparative negligence settlements by the percentage of fault it’s said you contributed to your accident. For example, say you stand to receive $200,000 for a slip and fall accident. However, the defendant argues that you are 50% at fault for your losses. Even if you win your case, you’ll only receive $100,000 for your losses.

Your Compensation in a Tucson Slip and Fall Case

Your slip and fall damages should pay you for everything you have lost in the accident, including the money out of your pocket and your loss of health. With the help of a slip and fall accident attorney in Tucson, you could receive compensation for the following in a slip and fall claim:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages or opportunities for work
  • Inability to perform the activities and enjoy your daily life
  • Pain and suffering

There are some parts of your claim that are more subjective to value than others. For example, the insurance company will always underestimate your pain and suffering. After all, they are not in your shoes and have no idea what you are living with daily. Pain and suffering is one particular area where you need an attorney to fight.

Collecting Punitive Damages After a Slip and Fall Accident

The majority of slip and fall accidents do not result in punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the at-fault party for causing the accident and are reserved for extreme situations. A judge is unlikely to award punitive damages unless the liable party’s actions were particularly egregious.

When to Hire Zanes Law Personal Injury Lawyers

The Zanes Law slip and fall accident attorneys in Tucson, AZ, fight for clients injured by the negligence of property owners and business owners. When you come to us, we can:

  • Assess fault in your case
  • Help you contend with your injuries
  • Help you build your case with over 80 combined years of experience

Assess Fault in Your Case

Location impacts fault in a slip and fall accident. When you work with a Zanes Law personal injury lawyer, you leave it to us to determine your role on the property in question. Your role determines your rights and subsequently impacts what compensation to which you may be entitled. We will not file your case in court until we know what circumstances led to your fall. This way, we can present the evidence found at the scene of your accident with a comprehensive understanding of your circumstances, your losses, and other parties’ relationships to the incident.

Help You Contend With Your Injuries

Unexpected falls are responsible for severe injuries like traumatic brain injuries, head injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, knee and shoulder injuries requiring surgery, and wrongful death. Your slip and fall accident can land you in the hospital for an extended period of time. Should you lose your job due to these injuries, your slip and fall accident can upend your life. We may not have medical experience, but we know how to take some of the post-accident stress off your plate. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, we can begin researching the circumstances that led to your accident. We’ll keep you updated as investigations progress and can even file your complaint while you’re still in recovery. All the while, we can keep track of the expenses related to your accident. When filing a slip and fall complaint, you may include all your medical expenses in your estimated compensation. By tracking these costs, we can ensure that you have the opportunity to fight for the financial support you need to recover.

Help You Build Your Case With Over 80 Combined Years of Experience

Our personal injury lawyers have served Tucson and the surrounding counties for a combined 80 years. This experience has made us familiar with all manner of personal injury cases, not to mention the judicial staff currently serving in your community. If you want to fight for compensation, our team can bring know-how and courtroom familiarity to your case.

Discuss the Possible Results of Your Case With Our Attorneys

Zanes Law Injury Lawyers have a reputation for toughness. Insurance agencies don’t like to contend with us because they know they’ll have to fight to deny you your essential compensation. Over the years, we’ve won our clients millions of dollars in settlements and court-ordered payouts. When you put your personal injury case in the hands of Tucson, AZ, slip and fall accident lawyers, you give yourself the best chance to fight for post-accident financial compensation. You can contact us to learn more about our services and to begin building your case claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Increase the Odds of Winning My Slip and Fall Case?

How you choose to present the facts of your slip and fall cases changes how a court perceives your losses. If you want a better chance of winning your case, you should:

  • Take immediate legal action to preserve on-the-scene evidence
  • Receive prompt medical care for your injuries
  • Hire an exceptional slip and fall accident lawyer in Tucson, AZ

The sooner you have an attorney on your team, the sooner you can submit a comprehensive slip and fall complaint to your local county clerk. We can gather evidence to support your claim while you’re still receiving medical care for your injuries. We can also keep an insurance agency from taking liberties at your expense.

Will Proving a Code Violation Help My Slip and Fall Case?

Proving a building code violation in your slip and fall case can certainly be strong evidence and help your case. However, it is not enough on its own to be evidence of negligence. One thing that may be particularly helpful is showing that the building’s owner has a long pattern of code violations. This is a pattern of behavior that can give some extra credibility to your arguments.

However, you will still need to prove that unreasonable actions led to your accident. Your claim will be particularly focused on how the property was at the exact time of the accident. If law enforcement shows up right after the fall and issues a citation based on what they saw when filling out the accident report, it can be proof for your case

How Do Tucson Slip and Fall Lawyers Make a Case Easier to Win?

Slip and fall cases are some of the most difficult personal injury cases for injured parties to win. That should not keep you from filing a lawsuit, though. If the facts are in your favor, you may have the grounds to fight for the financial support you deserve.

The biggest hurdle that accident victims need to overcome is a lack of objective evidence proving their claims. Once you have this evidence, it is far easier to show that the defendant acted unreasonably in your case.

That said, it is not always easy to get this evidence. The defendant may know that they have potential liability and can take steps to destroy evidence. The best thing a lawyer can do for your case is to act quickly to assemble the proof you need to demonstrate what happened to cause your accident.

What Happens if the Insurance Company Doesn’t Believe My Injury Claims?

Many slip and fall injuries happen to the neck and back. Accident victims commonly suffer whiplash from these falls when their head snaps forward. However, soft tissue injuries may not always show up on paper the same as fractures. Insurance companies do not always believe neck and back injury claims because they associate them with false slip and fall claims.

When you are the one who has suffered an injury, your injuries are very real to you. You hope that some evidence of your injury shows up in a medical provider’s notes or scans.

Insurance companies are big on objective evidence. Still, if they do not believe you, a lawsuit is the best way to show that you have been injured through the testimony of your doctor, friends, and family who observed you after the fall.

How Can I Prove Causation in a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

The final element of the four-part negligence test in a personal injury case is causation, meaning you must have evidence that the defendant’s actions caused your injuries. Insurance companies try to argue that your injuries are not the fault of their insured and, because of that, you are not entitled to be compensated.

If you have been hurt, the essential inquiry is whether the defendant’s behavior caused the harm. For instance, if an obstruction had not been in the way, would you have still experienced an injury? Even if you had a pre-existing injury, you can argue that the damage would not have been as bad without the fall.

Another question to ask is whether the dangerous condition caused by the defendant’s negligence was a substantial factor in what the accident victim is now facing.

What Happens if the Accident Occurs on Residential Property?

First, you will need to figure out who was responsible for the accident. If the accident occurred in an apartment or condominium complex, it is not always clear whether the landlord or the tenant is responsible for the damage done.

If the tenant had complete control over the premises, the landlord might not be legally responsible for the injuries. The best-case scenario is to sue the landlord because they have a larger insurance policy.

Usually, the landlord is responsible for keeping the property in good working order and providing maintenance. However, there are some situations in which the landlord has done everything that they can, and it is the tenant who is responsible. For example, the tenant can leave something outside their door, and the landlord will not have enough time to do anything about it.

Can I Sue the Government in a Slip and Fall Case?

Some accidents can happen on Tucson city sidewalks or government property. Sovereign immunity for the government does not include immunity from these types of negligence lawsuits when the government failed to maintain its property.

There are different rules in effect when suing the government. You have far less time to file a lawsuit against the government. While the normal statute of limitations is two years in a personal injury case, you have only 180 days to sue the government. In addition, you need to file a notice of the claim that provides specific facts that demonstrate your legal right to financial support.

What if I Am Partially to Blame for My Injuries?

A property owner may attempt to claim that you were negligent or unreasonable while on their property, thus contributing to your accident. Being partially to blame for your injuries doesn’t rob you of the opportunity to pursue a claim, though.

Instead, the comparative negligence laws in Arizona allow slip and fall accident victims to receive some settlement money so long as they were less than 100% to blame. This means that slip and fall victims can receive a settlement, even if they were walking too quickly down a grocery store aisle or they were not paying attention and walked across a slippery floor.

Your lawyer can tell you whether you have a possible case after reviewing the facts of your accident. The insurance company may be very quick to point the finger at you, and your lawyer will need to work to show that you were not as much to blame as they claim.

How Much Is My Slip and Fall Case Worth?

The settlement check you can receive for your slip and fall losses varies based on your accident’s damages. Two people can slip and fall in the same area and obtain completely different awards after suffering different injuries or living different lives.

For example, a 25-year-old with an active lifestyle can suffer more damage when seriously injured. They may lose many things that they enjoy. Someone who works in a physical job and cannot perform their duties will have more damage than someone who sits at a desk and might be more able to work with a bone fracture or back injury.

Your lawyer will need to prove your damages for you to receive them. Insurance companies will not draw any inferences in your favor when it comes to what they pay you. In fact, it is quite the opposite, and if it is not extremely clear to them on paper, they will refuse to pay.

What Happens if My Slip and Fall Accident Occurs at a Friend’s House?

If you suffered an injury at a friend’s or family member’s house, you might be hesitant to file a claim against them, thinking that you will cost them money. You may be worried about the relationship or think you are harming your friend.

In fact, their homeowner’s insurance will be the one paying the money. If anything, the only negative consequence that the responsible person will suffer is their insurance rates going higher.

The only way that your friend or family member can be personally liable for your losses is if the claim is worth more than the policy limits. That is rare. If you do not file a claim because you are concerned about upsetting a friend, you lose the most because you have medical bills and damages for which you will not be receiving compensation.

What Happens if My Slip and Fall Accident Occurs at Work?

In most cases, you cannot file a personal injury lawsuit for a slip and fall that happened at work. If your employer is the responsible party, you cannot sue them in a personal injury case except under the most limited circumstances.

The only way you can file a personal injury lawsuit for a work injury is if a third party caused it. This third party cannot be one of your coworkers.

Otherwise, the workers’ compensation system is your sole remedy for a work injury. This leads to a lower compensation amount because you do not receive full lost wages or payment for pain and suffering. Zanes Law Injury Lawyers can also help you with your workers’ compensation case, especially if someone denies your claim or you need to negotiate a settlement.

How Long Does It Take a Slip and Fall Case to Resolve?

When you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, the amount of time it takes to recover compensation depends on the efforts you put into building your argument. The longer you take to investigate and obtain evidence to support your claim, the longer your case will be.

It’s important to note that insurance companies can cause delays in your case if they don’t want to deal with it. They can also deny your initial claim, making it necessary for your slip and fall accident attorney to fight for your legal rights through the litigation process.

It can be challenging to estimate how long a slip, trip, and fall case will take. If you are worried about the duration of your case, speak to one of our Tucson slip and fall lawyers. Our law firm will provide regular updates and make sure you are aware of all the details of your case.

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