Being injured on someone else’s property can present a broad range of unique legal questions that need to be answered immediately with the help of a dedicated lawyer. Someone who fails to maintain their property safely could be held responsible in court for the injuries sustained by an innocent victim who finds themselves suffering from an assault, accident, or slip and fall incident. You could be entitled to recover compensation with the help of Glendale premises liability lawyer for your medical expenses, injuries, and damages linked to those medical conditions.
At Brad Johnson Injury Law, our highly experienced premises liability team have the knowledge, skills, and a strong background in premises liability claims. We will help you review the facts of your case, clearly telling the story of what happened, how it has affected you and your family, and how the incident could have been prevented by appropriate property management. This leads to a compelling case presented before the jury to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
You may be able to pursue an injury claim against the homeowner’s insurance policy if you take action quickly and report your concerns to knowledgeable premises liability injury attorney Brad Johnson. Premises liability law can include a wide variety of situations and claims, occurring both on residential and commercial properties.
Why Should You Choose Premises Liability Lawyer Brad Johnson?
At Brad Johnson Injury Law, we understand that it can be highly frustrating to deal with a recalcitrant insurance company while you are also dealing with injuries and financial loss. If you feel as though your best interests are not the most important issue to the insurance company, you are exactly right. Having a strong Glendale premises liability lawyer in your corner from start to finish can make a significant difference in the outcome of your claim.
Attorney Brad Johnson has made it his mission to provide quality legal services to those injured in an accident. While this sounds simple—and you would think all law firms would do the same—“quality legal services” is often the difference between our firm and other personal injury firms in the area. Working with Brad Johnson makes the often-complex legal process as simple and human as possible.
At Brad Johnson Injury Law, we have the strength and resources of a large law firm and the heart and attention of a small one. We are committed to running our law firm with honesty, integrity, and a will to help. We are highly client-centric—we truly care about our clients and about how their claim resolves. Brad Johnson Injury Law offers:
- More than three decades of skilled personal injury experience
- A local law firm rather than a large regional/national firm
- A highly individualized approach to each and every case
- Solid core values
- 24/7 Availability
- Both English and Spanish Speaking office
- A 25% contingency fee vs. the typical 33.3%
- A free, comprehensive consultation
- We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
What Can Lead to Premises Liability Claims?
There are many different circumstances that can result in a premises liability claim, including the following:
- Lack of adequate security leading to an attack
- Inadequate maintenance of a property, leading to hazardous situations
- A clear failure to warn when the hazardous condition was known by the owner or employees
- Failure to repair hazards within a reasonable time frame
- Defective designs that led to hazardous conditions
- Refusal to comply with health and safety laws and ordinances, leading to hazardous conditions
Premises liability claims are unique; your Glendale premises liability attorney will thoroughly analyze your individual premises liability claim, then a course of action that will result in a favorable outcome will begin.
Who Can File a Premises Liability Claim?
Arizona property owners have a duty to keep visitors safe from harm, but this duty varies based on the status of the injured person involved, i.e., whether they are an invitee, licensee, or trespasser.
- Invitees are those who are on a property for purposes related to business. If you are a customer at a business, then you are, by implication, invited to the property. If you are then injured due to negligence, the owner of the property may be responsible for your injuries, mainly if the hazard was known and there was no warning regarding the hazard.
- Licensees are on a property for a purpose other than business. If you have a party and invite guests, these guests are licensees. These guests are on your property for a specific purpose, and they are not trespassing. If there are dangers or hazards on the property that are not obvious, and if the owner has not posted a warning regarding those hazards, then an accident with injuries is considered a premises liability claim There is an added responsibility when children are on the property.
- Trespassers are those who deliberately enter a property with no permission. While Arizona property owners do not have an obligation to protect trespassers from dangers on the property, they also may not deliberately injure them (As an example, you may not set up a trap that could injure or kill a trespasser). Property owners do have an obligation to protect child trespassers from known dangers, for example, by properly fencing swimming pools, making sure doors are removed from old refrigerators or freezers, and ensuring old wells or other deep holes are properly fenced or covered.
Any invitee or licensee may file a premises liability claim if they are injured on the property and incur damages such as medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering as a result of their injuries. The Plaintiff must prove that they were injured, that the property owner’s or occupier’s negligence caused the injury; and that they were an invitee or licensee at the time of injury.
What are the Different Types of Premises Liability Accidents in Glendale, AZ?
Without a doubt, the most common type of premises liability injury is related to slip and fall accidents. Other common accidents that can lead to a premises liability claim include the following:
- Accidents related to inclement weather, particularly snow and ice—Property owners have a responsibility to clean up snow and ice that has been tracked inside a place of business as quickly as is reasonably possible to avoid slip and falls from slick floors.
- Poorly maintained premises can lead to many different types of premises liability claims. Shaky handrails, steps that are broken, walk paths paved with rock pavers that wobble, torn carpeting, etc., can all be responsible for causing an accident.
- Assaults caused by lack of security or poor security (often in conjunction with poor lighting conditions, particularly in public stairwells, parking lots, and parking garages) can lead to a premises liability claim.
- Accidents in elevators and escalators due to poor maintenance or a known hazard
- Swimming pool accidents resulting from poor maintenance, clear hazards, or negligence in fencing the swimming pool from children.
- Amusement park accidents caused by poor maintenance, lack of maintenance, obvious hazards, or other types of negligence.
- Playground and school accidents resulting from poor or lack of supervision, defective playground equipment, poorly maintained equipment, or other known hazards on the playground or school grounds can result in injuries that fall under premises liability claims.
- Fires caused by items stacked in walkways, poor maintenance, or a specific, known hazard. An apartment or hotel fire or electrocution due to negligent wiring, lack of maintenance, non-working sprinkler systems, or insufficient fire escape routes that cause injuries or death are examples of premises liability claims.
- Water leaks or flood damage, both on public property or in the workplace, lead to hazardous conditions, which in turn cause an accident.
- Toxic fumes or chemicals that should reasonably have been detected and corrected.
- Dog bites and other types of animal attacks
Attorney Brad Johnson will work closely with you to identify how the premises liability accident has affected your life—pain and suffering, inability to work and make a living, and medical expenses—clearly identifying how your injuries will influence your life. Owners have a responsibility to ensure sidewalks are clear, that ATMs, parking lots, hotels, apartments, and stairwells are safe and secure from hazards or human attacks, that spills are quickly cleaned up, that properties are maintained, and that no hazards that could cause injury currently exists on the property.
Who is Responsible for Premises Liability Injuries?
As noted, property owners are responsible for ensuring their property is well-maintained and safe for invitees and licensees—all those who are invited or have a right to be on the property. When property owners, managers, or employees are negligent, serious or even catastrophic injuries can occur. Arizona’s current premises liability laws hold property owners financially responsible for injuries due to negligence. Attorney Brad Johnson can explain more about your rights if you have sustained a serious injury due to a property owner’s negligence or if a loved one has died on another’s property due to negligence.
What Are Some Common Injuries Associated with Premises Liability Injuries in Arizona?
While your injuries can range from minor to severe to catastrophic, some more common injuries are seen as a result of premises liability accidents. Broken bones and fractures are common, particularly from slip and fall accidents. Lacerations, sprains, and strains are likewise seen frequently following a slip and fall accident. More serious injuries from premises liability accidents include:
- Facial burns or lacerations leading to disfigurement
- Vision loss
- Neck and back injuries, including spinal cord injuries that cause paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Injuries to your internal organs
It is important that you know and fully understand the full scope of your injuries. This requires medical attention immediately following your accident. Your doctor could diagnose your injury at the hospital via an x-ray, CT scan, MRI, or another medical test to determine whether you have broken bones, a head injury, internal injury, or other injury. If you have suffered injuries from an animal attack, broken bones from a slip and fall accident, or were the victim of negligent security, contact Glendale premises liability lawyer Brad Johnson to ensure your rights are properly protected.
What is the Arizona Statute of Limitations for Premises Liability Injuries?
The statutes of limitations govern the amount of time you have in which to file your premises liability claim. Each state sets its own statutes, which can range from one year (from the time of the accident) to more than ten years. In the state of Arizona, the statute of limitations for filing a premises liability claim is two years from the date of injury. If the victim dies later as a result of the injuries sustained on the property, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the death. There are certain exceptions associated with these statutes, so it is important that you speak with a knowledgeable Glendale premises liability lawyer as quickly as possible.
How Premises Liability Lawyer Brad Johnson Injury Can Help
You need to consult with an attorney who has a track record of serving other victims in this capacity in a comprehensive manner. Brad Johnson Injury Law takes these cases seriously and provides personalized service when you need it the most. There are so many different things to worry about immediately after sustaining injuries in a premises liability accident but finding appropriate legal representation is one of the most important. The sooner you have a strong legal advocate in your corner, the better the outcome of your premises liability claim will be. We believe in you, and at Brad Johnson Injury Law, we will fight for you and your future. Contact Brad Johnson Injury Law today.