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Arizona Premises Liability Lawyers

Premises liability is a legal concept that holds property owners or occupiers responsible for any injuries or accidents that occur on their premises. This legal liability is based on the idea that property owners have a duty of care to maintain safe conditions on their properties and warn visitors of any potential hazards.

One common scenario is when the property owner fails to keep their property reasonably safe. This means that if there are hazards or dangers, such as broken stairs, slippery floors, or falling objects, and the owner does not take proper measures to fix or warn visitors about them, they may be held liable.

A property owner may also be held liable if they fail to exercise reasonable care in the upkeep of the property. This includes conducting regular inspections, performing necessary repairs, and promptly addressing hazardous conditions. Suppose the owner was aware or should have been aware of a hazard but did nothing to rectify the situation. In that case, they can be considered negligent and held responsible for any accidents that occur as a result.

Liability may also arise if the property owner fails to provide adequate security measures. For instance, if there is a history of criminal activity in the area, and the owner does not take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of visitors, they may be held accountable for any resulting injuries or damages. This could include a requirement for installing security cameras, proper lighting, or hiring security personnel.

What Is Premises Liability?

Under premises liability, property owners are obligated to prevent any unreasonable risk of harm to individuals who enter their premises. This includes maintaining the property in a safe condition, such as repairing dangerous conditions like broken stairs or leaking pipes and maintaining proper lighting and security measures.

Suppose a property owner fails to address these potential hazards or neglects to warn visitors about known dangers. In that case, they may be held liable for any injuries or accidents that occur as a result.

Premises liability can apply to various types of properties, including private residences, commercial buildings, shopping centers, parks, and even public spaces like sidewalks and playgrounds. Depending on the jurisdiction and the circumstances of the case, liability may extend to both owners and occupiers of the property, including tenants or contractors responsible for its maintenance.

Common Causes of Premises Liability Cases in Arizona

In Arizona, there are several common causes of premises liability, which often result in personal injury claims and lawsuits.

One common cause of premises liability is slip and fall accidents. This can occur due to wet floors, uneven surfaces, broken stairs, or inadequate lighting. Property owners have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn visitors of any dangers that may exist. Failure to do so can end with injuries and potential liability for the property owner.

Another common cause of premises liability is inadequate security. Property owners in Arizona have a duty to provide reasonable security measures to protect visitors from foreseeable criminal acts. This can include installing security cameras, proper lighting, or hiring security personnel. If a property owner fails to provide adequate security and someone is injured. As a result, they can be held liable for their negligence.

Additionally, dangerous conditions on the property can also lead to premises liability claims. This may include incidents like broken or defective equipment, exposed wiring, or hazardous substances. Property owners have a duty to inspect their premises regularly and correct any hazards or dangers they discover. Failure to do so can lead to personal injuries and potential liability for the property owner.

What Types of Injuries Do Victims Suffer in Premises Liability Accidents?

Premises liability accidents can end with serious injuries for victims. At Torgenson Law, our Arizona personal injury lawyers are skilled at handling all types of catastrophic, permanent, and life-altering injuries. Some of the most common injuries victims suffer include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Contusions and scrapes
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation/loss of limbs
  • Loss of senses
  • Disfigurement
  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic stress syndrome
  • Loss of life enjoyment
  • Fatalities

While the choice to seek compensation for an injury is personal, it’s hard to know just how severe injuries can change your and your family’s life forever. In some cases, accident victims will succumb to their injuries and pass away. While you can’t put a price on a person’s life, a monetary settlement can cover medical bills and expenses and help replace lost income that can become catastrophic for a family.

If you’ve been injured on someone’s property through their negligence or failure to properly maintain the premises, you have a right to seek compensation. Contact the Arizona premises liability lawyers at Torgenson Law.

Who Is Liable for Your Premises Liability Case?

Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners or occupiers to ensure the safety of individuals who enter their premises. If someone gets injured or suffers harm due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, they may file a premises liability lawsuit to seek compensation for their damages. However, determining who is liable in a premises liability case can sometimes be complex.

In general, the property owner or occupier is primarily responsible for maintaining a safe environment for visitors and customers. This includes taking reasonable steps to fix or warn about hazardous conditions that could cause harm. Property owners are commonly liable for accidents on their premises, especially if they were negligent in addressing the dangerous condition.

However, liability may also extend to other parties, depending on the circumstances of the case. For example, if the property is rented or leased, the tenant or lessee may share some responsibility for maintaining the premises. In such cases, both the property owner and the tenant could be sued for premises liability if their negligence contributed to the accident.

If you or a family member has been injured on an Arizona property due to the negligence of others, contact a Torgenson Law personal injury attorney for a free and confidential case evaluation. We will assess the details of your accident and determine a strategy for pursuing fair compensation for your injuries and damages. Call us today at 602-726-0747 to get started building a strong case for compensation.