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Injured in Arizona? Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney ASAP!

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most incidents that occur. They can cause anything from minor scratches and bruises to severe head and spinal injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact the Law Firm of Smith, Alston, Darner & Lee. We’re the leading slip and fall attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve today.  

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

As far as personal injuries go, slip and fall accidents tend to be some of the most common. Many slip and fall accidents can be avoided by proper warning and observation. However, many of these accidents are not your fault, but the fault of negligence of a company or business personnel. Many things we see as slip and fall attorneys are a combination of some of the following:

Poor Surface Conditions 

  • Uneven surfaces with no warning
  • Mopped, or waxed floors
  • Potholes
  • Spilled liquids
  • Grease
  • Unsalted Ice
  • Loose floorboards
  • Worn or broken carpeting

Environmental Conditions 

  • Trash or debris
  • Poor lighting 
  • Bright lighting making it hard to see
  • Cords 
  • Floor transitions (Ex: Carpet to Wood)

Improper Safety 

  • A lack of handrails 
  • Waxed or polished stairs without non-skid surfaces
  • Unsecured ladders
  • Poor safety training

Your Rights After a Slip and Fall Injury

As your slip and fall attorney, we want you to be aware of what you can do immediately after an accident. 

 You may be entitled to compensation that our slip and fall attorney will fight for including: 

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Medical bills 
  • Lost wages
  • Out of pocket expenses

However, we must prove that the owner was negligent in their half of the accident, such as:

  • The owner or employee should have been aware of the dangers of the area and could have fixed it.
  • Owner or employee caused the dangerous situation (spills, broken flooring, lack of signage, etc.)

If the owner or employee finds that you were partially at fault for the accident, you can still receive compensation. Arizona’s “comparative negligence” rule states that any damages you receive from the court will be reduced by your share of negligence in the accident. Meaning if your total damages are 10,000, and the court finds you 25% responsible, then the property owners will owe $7,500 for their share, leaving you responsible for the remaining 25% of the claim. 

Slip and Fall Statistics

To put it in simple terms, it depends. There are a few things to consider when thinking about your slip and fall case such as:

  • Present & future medical bills from the fall
  • Pain & suffering effects of the fall
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning 
  • Incidental expenses

How Much Is Your Case Worth?

To put it in simple terms, it depends. There are a few things to consider when thinking about your slip and fall case such as:

  • Present & future medical bills from the fall
  • Pain & suffering effects of the fall
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning 
  • Incidental expenses

Why You Should Choose Our Law Firm

With over sixty years of combined experience, Smith Alston Darner & Lee has seen almost every kind of accident as a leading slip and fall attorney. We offer a free consultation to get your case started and provide you with information and understanding every step of the way. We’re ready to help your case win. If you or a loved one has experienced an injury from a slip and fall accident, give us a call today at (602)-892-5000. Every second counts, so don’t hesitate and let us get you back on your feet today and contact our team so we can get started on your personal injury case! 

 

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