Premises Liability Attorneys in Tucson, Arizona
Injured on someone else's property? Call Tucson's premier premises liability attorney.
It is the duty of land and property owners to properly protect people who enter their property. If an owner or manager is negligent in maintaining property and ensuring it is reasonably safe for visitors, patrons, guests, clients or customers, and a person is subsequently injured on their property, the owner, manager or business owner can be held liable.
If you or a loved one was injured on public, government, private or commercial property due to someone else's negligence, whether you were working, were a customer, or were just going about your business, you may have a premises liability claim.
Premises liability cases require expertise, extensive knowledge and vast experience fighting against aggressive insurance companies and resolving even the most complex disputes. The AZ Injury Law team are premises liability experts and have handled these types of serious injury claims for over 40 years in Tucson, Arizona, having settled 98% of our cases successfully.
Premises Liability Cases We Handle
Property injuries require an experienced attorney who has handled cases like yours.
At Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian, our personal injury attorneys care about helping people who have been injured on public, government, private or commercial property due to someone else's negligence.
The guidelines to proving negligence in Arizona are strict and require a skilled attorney who is able to investigate, identify and prove the cause of an accident on another's property. Our Tucson premises liability attorneys are well-versed in Arizona law and have the resources and proven record to properly investigate your premises liability claim, including cases concerning:
- Inadequate security
- Construction accidents
- Workplace safety
- Falling objects
- Machine injuries
- DRAM shop act cases
- School injuries
- Swimming pool accidents
- Negligent supervision of property
- Slip and fall
- Chemical burns
- Unsafe recreational equipment
- Dog bites
- Elevator, escalator, or stairwell accident
- Explosion, fire or flood
- Rental property injuries
- Amusement park accidents
We have represented clients in a wide range of premises liability disputes from slip and falls to far more serious injuries, including wrongful death fatalities in the most unfortunate circumstances, fatalities. If you have a premises liability claim, contact the experienced Arizona personal injury lawyers at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian today to start the financial recovery process.
Causes of Premises Liability Lawsuits
Seek legal assistance from a skilled Tucson Arizona premises liability lawyer.
Whether it's a poorly maintained area, an unaddressed spill on a floor, a faulty railing or step, an obstruction of some sort, or any other factor a property owner knew about but did not address, you may be seriously injured due to no fault of your own and the negligent party can be forced to provide compensation under premises liability law.
There are dozens of reasons for premises liability lawsuits and we have handled hundreds of these injury cases, but some of the most common causes of premises liability claims include:
- Slip on spilled water, oil, or other dangerous substance
- Trip on a poorly marked hazard such as a raised threshold
- Unkempt property
- Uneven pavement or flooring
- Building code violations
- Mis-leveled elevators or malfunctioning escalator
- Ignored maintenance
- Inadequate security
- Improper fencing
- Unsafe conditions
- Lack of signage or warnings
- Equipment malfunctions
- Toxic chemicals
- Exposed wiring or broken lighting
- Lack of safety equipment, such as a railing or guarding on stairs and ledges
- Loose or broken floorboards
- Broken machinery
- Exposed sharp objects
If you or a loved one has been harmed or critically injured or has died due to a dangerous, defective, or recalled product, call (520) 790-5600 and our team will be ready to help!
Do I Have a Premises Liability Case?
When property owners are negligent in providing a reasonably safe environment for visitors, customers, hired workers, contractors, and anyone else invited onto their property, premises liability laws make it their responsibility to pay for damages. Injury alone isn't enough of a factor, however. Property owners must have been negligent in their duties for the courts to hold them responsible.
To have a case against a property owner for negligent conditions, the injured plaintiff must prove the owner failed to reasonably maintain the property and that this failure caused an injury. The premises liability lawyers at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian can help you determine your rights and your legal status on the property on which you sustained the injury.
In general, there are three different classes of people who enter a property:
An invitee is a person who is expressly invited onto the property and the owner owes them the highest duty of care, which includes taking every reasonable precaution to ensure their safety.
A licensee, however, is one who enters the property for his or her own purposes but has consent of the owner. In the case of a licensee, the owner is required to warn of hidden dangers, but is not necessarily required to repair these hazards.
A trespasser enters the property without any right to do so, and the owner generally has no duty to take reasonable care of his property or warn of hidden dangers. However, if a trespasser can show that the owner knew it was likely that trespassers would enter the property, they could possibly be held liable for any injuries, under specific circumstances. But, regardless of whether a person is considered to be a trespasser, it is always a landowner's duty to warn of prospective dangers with respect to children.
The AZ Injury Law team will help you take the next, most important step - proving the property owner was negligent in his or her legal duties to provide a safe environment for you.
The award-winning Tucson, Arizona personal injury lawyers at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian will conduct a thorough investigation of the property and the injuries sustained, acquire and interview key witnesses, document the details with photographs and video of the allegedly unsafe part of the property, and more - preparation needed to ensure the negligent party will be forced to provide compensation under premises liability law.
Injuries from a Premises Liability Case
A dangerous premises in Arizona has the potential to inflict a variety of serious injuries on a victim and could cost you thousands of dollars in medical expenses and impact your wages by forcing you to take time off work or worse.
The AZ Injury Law team accepts premises liability claims throughout Arizona that involve many different types of injuries. Common premises liability injuries can include:
- Bone fractures
- Head and brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries / paralysis
- Eye injuries
- Neck injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Herniated disks
- Cuts and scrapes
- Burns and chemical burns
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Nerve damage
At Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian - one of Arizona's premier personal injury and accident law firms - our attorneys fight for your fair compensation, ensuring that clients or their loved ones who have suffered injuries on someone else's property collect what they deserve.
Damages from a Premises Liability Case
A dangerous premises in Arizona has the potential to inflict a variety of serious injuries on a victim and cause life-changing emotional or physical injuries, could cost you thousands of dollars in medical expenses and impact your wages by forcing you to take time off work or worse.
A serious injury or wrongful death due to someone else's negligence deserves representation from a seasoned, successful premises liability lawyer in Tucson Arizona. The lawyers at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian will not let you settle for less than your injury demands and can help you prove the extent of your injury to an insurance company or jury.
We will fight for maximum compensation for your damages by taking on the large property owners, governments and municipalities, and powerful insurance companies to pursue both economic and non-economic damages for you.
You may be able to recover compensation for the following damages, and more:
- Medical Expenses
In most cases, costs for hospital stays, doctor visits, lab tests and long-term physical therapy can be considerable, and medical bills can mount up quickly for both current costs, ongoing expenses, and anticipated future medical needs.
- Lost Wages
Serious injuries suffered in a premises accident might force the victim to miss significant time away from work or may prevent the injured person from ever working again due to recovery time, medical or physical therapy appointments and more.
- Reduced Earning Capacity
When an accident victim suffers a serious injury in a premises accident that is so severe, returning to the same job, occupation, or position may be impossible, meaning the accident victim might end up forfeiting a significant amount of money.
- Pain & Suffering and Inconvenience
More difficult to quantify, but just as important to consider, accident victims in premises liability claims can be compensated for non-economic damages including the inconvenience, pain, and suffering endured as a result of serious injuries.
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Serious accident victims can be compensated for their loss of enjoyment of life such as no longer taking part in activities once enjoyed before their accident, spending time with family members and friends, using a certain body part, and more.
An experienced Tucson, Arizona premises liability attorney like the team from AZ Injury Law will help you recover substantial compensation for your pain, suffering, and inconvenience if you've been hurt in a premises liability accident.
Our local, proven attorneys have more than 120 years of combined legal experience and we have recovered in excess of $150 million in damages on behalf of our clients.
We provide the personal attention and aggressive representation you need to win your claim. Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian has represented countless personal injury and premises liability cases and have settled 98% of our cases successfully.
Premises Liability Blogs, Articles, and Helpful Info
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Examples of Our Firm's Premises Liability Victories
- Delivery Workers Responsible for Failing to Replace Stairway
- Popular 4th Ave. Bar Responsible for Patron's Death
- Dude Ranch Responsible for Dangerously Planning Activities for Guests
Our Tucson, Arizona injury lawyers offer assistance for a variety of personal injury, premises liability, and wrongful death cases for our valued clients.