Phoenix Premises Liability Attorney
A premises liability claim could involve a slip-and-fall, animal attack, elevator or escalator accident, swimming pool drowning, negligent security, or another property defect that causes significant harm to visitors. Property owners in Arizona owe special duties of care to invited guests and customers. Neglect to fulfill these duties could cause preventable injuries and wrongful deaths. If you recently suffered injuries in a premises liability accident in Arizona, the attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy can help you protect your rights. Contact our firm today for a free consultation.
Why Choose Us?
- We are one of the most successful plaintiffs’ practices in Arizona. Gallagher & Kennedy has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients.
- We have represented victims in some of the most notorious premises liability claims in the state. We have more than 40 years of practice area experience in Arizona.
- We look out for clients’ financial interests by offering our services on a contingency fee basis. If we are unsuccessful, the client does not pay.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal doctrine that holds landowners responsible for the conditions of their properties. This legal concept often comes into play after property-related accidents such as slip-and-falls and dog attacks. Similar to other types of personal injury cases, premises liability claims center on negligence. To secure compensation for a premises liability accident, you or your lawyer must prove the defendant’s negligence.
- The defendant owned, leased or controlled the property at the time of the accident.
- The defendant owed you a duty of care as an invitee or licensee on the property.
- The defendant breached his or her duties of care to you.
- The defendant’s breach led to the dangerous property condition that caused your accident.
- You suffered compensable damages because of the defendant’s breach of duty of care.
A breach of duty could refer to anything a prudent and ordinary property owner would not have done in similar circumstances. Examples include allowing a dangerous dog to roam free, failing to replace the batteries in a fire alarm, ignoring an exposed nail on the stairs, or failing to warn shoppers about a recently waxed floor. If another property owner would have acted differently and prevented the accident, the defendant could be liable for damages.
How To Strengthen Your Premises Liability Claim
As the injured victim of a premises liability accident in Arizona, you can take steps to build your injury claim against the at-fault property owner. At the scene of your accident, take photographs using your phone or camera, if possible. Report your accident to someone in charge, such as a supervisor or floor manager. Seek immediate medical care for your premises accident injuries. Then, call the property owner’s insurance company to file a claim.
If you do not feel comfortable negotiating a settlement with an insurance company alone, contact one of the Phoenix personal injury attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy for assistance. We have ample experience helping clients deal with tactics from insurance companies to avoid claims, such as dragging out a payment or failing to give a valid reason for denial. If you suffered serious or catastrophic injuries on someone else’s property, hire one of our plaintiffs’ attorneys to handle your claim. Otherwise, you could settle for far less than the true value of your injuries.
Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer Today
Gallagher & Kennedy offer the highest quality legal representation to victims of premises liability accidents in Arizona without charging fees or costs for services until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. If we do win your case, our attorney’s fees will come directly from the favorable settlement or jury verdict we secure for you – not out of your pocket. If you are curious about how our prestigious law firm could help your premises liability case, schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Call (602) 530-8400 today.