Arizona Slip And Fall Attorney: The kind of help you need to get the right amount of compensation for your injuries. If you or someone you know has been involved in a slip-and-fall accident, contact your Arizona slip and fall attorney immediately to discuss if you may have a claim. Many times, it is a supermarket or restaurant or some other public place where the fall occurred, and may thus be liable to you for damages.
Many slip-and-fall accidents occur in public places, such as supermarkets, due to the negligent maintenance of the facility. More often than not, these result in a minor bump, scratch, or bruiseóinjuries hardly worth the time or expense in bring a legal claim. However, they can also be much more damaging. Many slip-and-fall accidents result in broken bones or other more serious injuries that may require intensive medical care due to complications of the injuries. Whatever the extent of the injuries, an Arizona slip and fall attorney can help you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve for your pain and suffering, among others. Even if the incident claimed the life of a loved one, you may still have a case to seek compensation for such a loss. An Arizona slip and fall attorney will fight for you and get you “back on your feet.”
Public places are ripe for different kinds of “non-obvious” dangers, which the public might otherwise not even notice. For instance, a low-hanging sign may cause an injury to a shopper who bumps their head against it. A hole or flooring imperfection may cause a person to trip and fall. A wet floor surface may go unnoticed until the fall occurs. Keep in mind that the owners of these stores are trying to ìget your attentionî to purchase their products. Bright colors, advertising signs, coupons on the shelves—they encourage you to look everywhere—except down.
Whether it is slipping over spilled liquid from a broken jar, or stepping on a product that has fallen off the shelves, improper notice of floor cleaning, etc, the supermarket may be liable to you for any damages caused by the fall. An experienced Arizona slip and fall attorney knows of the various factors that may make a difference in a case and can help you understand how they may impact your case.
Much of the legal battles depend on things that take place before the initiation of any legal proceeding, but after the incident. Though not in any specific order of preference or importance, after a slip-and-fall accident in a supermarket, you should: (1) inform a staff member of the condition that caused the incident (e.g., water on the floor); (2) talk to a manager and tell him or her of your incident; (3) identify potential witnesses that observed the incident, talk to them and get their information; (4) try to get as much in writing as possible (e.g., a manager’s promise to remedy the condition); and (5) go to a doctor as soon as practicably possible to assess the nature of your injuries.
While the foregoing list is not exhaustive, those are some of the most common steps to follow in case of a slip-and-fall accident. Your Arizona slip and fall attorney will likely need all this information to advance your case. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to depends on many of these pre-litigation (or pre-settlement) proceedings. Contact your local Arizona slip and fall attorney certified in personal injury to discuss your case, and get the compensation you deserve! For a free, no-obligation consultation, call Zachar Law Firm at (602) 494-4800.