Trips, slips and falls are not the humorous events that are portrayed in cartoons. Instead, they can lead to serious injury, including breaks, hip injuries, sprains, lacerations, dislocations, and traumatic brain injury. In some cases, death can result.
Dog bites can also result in serious lacerations, disfigurement, and even death. Tragically, serious dog bites often occur more frequently to infants, children, and the elderly – all of whom are not likely to be able to defend themselves.
Property owners, managers, and lessees all have a duty to reasonably maintain property so that it is safe, and to adequately warn others of any dangerous conditions. If they fail to do so, they may be held liable for all damages that result.
Homeowners might be liable for broken steps or loose railings. Business owners (who are held to a higher standard of care than homeowners) may be liable if they knew that a floor was slick because of a spill and they failed to clean it. Owners who keep vicious dogs may be liable if the dog escapes and attacks a passerby.
We represent people injured due to all types of dangerous and defective property conditions, including the victims of:
Homeowners and business owners general carry liability insurance to protect against premises liability claims. They may also have medical payments insurance that covers some of the medical bills of the injured party without regard to who was at fault. In the context of litigation, we seek information on all insurance policies that the defendant may have purchased.
With more than 100 years combined legal experience, we can advise you as to the merits of your claim and how we may be able to further your efforts for fair compensation. Please call us today at 602.254.6071 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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