Phoenix Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Falls are a significant cause of death and injury in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one million Americans suffer a slip and fall injury, and 17,000 die from slip and falls every year.
“Slip and fall” describes an injury that is incurred due to the negligence of another person while on that person’s property. Although many premises liability injuries occur while at work, some of them happen in grocery stores when spills are left unattended and in various other scenarios such as at restaurants, hotels, retail stores and homes. If you’ve been injured due to a slip and fall accident caused by the negligence of others, contact our Phoenix slip and fall accident lawyers for a free consultation.
Slip and fall injuries can lead to serious damage, including:
- spinal cord injuries
- internal organ injuries
- herniated discs
- brain injuries
- broken bones
- scarring and disfigurement
If you’ve suffered injuries as a result of a slip-and-fall-accident in Phoenix caused by an unsafe condition, you will often be able to recover compensation for your damages. You may have heard incorrectly that the owner of the property where the fall took place is automatically responsible. While it is the legal responsibility of every owner of property accessible to the public to maintain their premises in a safe condition, you must be able to prove, through your lawyer, that
- The fall resulted from an unsafe condition.
- The owner of the property was responsible for allowing the condition to exist.
- The resulting injury was serious
- The fall was the cause of actual, demonstrable damages to you.
You will need to document the monetary losses, such as medical bills and lost earnings, and prescriptions, and other related expenses, such as the cost of household help, transportation to doctor appointments, and other out-of-pocket costs. In addition, you should be able to show evidence of your non-economic damages. These are harder to place a dollar amount on, for example pain and suffering, disability, loss or enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and so forth.
Experienced Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys in Phoenix
When you’ve suffered a serious injury in a fall, don’t be surprised if the insurance company for the property owner denies your claim. Many insurance companies deny nearly all slip-and-fall accident claims, attempting to blame the victim for causing their own injuries. It is essential that you retain a Phoenix personal injury attorney with experience in slip-and-fall claims to represent you when doing battle with the property owner’s insurance company. Without a knowledgeable and skilled legal professional on your side, you’ll be at a significant disadvantage when trying to deal with an insurance adjuster.
When you hire the Phoenix slip and fall accident attorneys at Curiel and Runion to advocate on your behalf following a slip-and-fall injury, you’ll deal directly with your attorney, not a paralegal. We’ll immediately begin to take steps to protect your legal rights and will keep you informed and involved, every step of the way. We’ll promptly begin an investigation to identify proof that the property owner or manager’s negligence caused the accident. We’ll need to determine
- How the dangerous condition occurred
- How long the condition existed
- Whether the property owner or operator was aware of the condition
- Whether any similar accidents have occurred at the property
- If there is any record of violations of code, laws, safety standards, or other regulations at the property
We’ll document the circumstances of the accident by taking photos of the scene, interviewing any witnesses, and researching records of prior incidents involving safety violations at the premises. We’ll gather medical and employment records, proof of out-of pocket expenses, and evidence to demonstrate your non-economic damages.
Pay Nothing Unless You Win
Sometimes prospective clients are concerned about the cost of hiring an experienced personal injury attorney, but at Curiel and Runion, that’s never a problem. We’ll take your valid slip-and-fall case on a contingency retainer. We’ll front all the work and expenses, and you’ll only pay us if and when we win money for you.
Call Curiel and Runion today for your free consultation.