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Premises Liability

Posted On 09/27/19

Parking Lot Injuries

Parking lot accidents are common in Arizona. Distracted and negligent drivers, along with pedestrians who do not follow the rules, can get into collisions that cause serious injuries. Parking lots are especially dangerous places due to the high number of vehicles crossing paths with pedestrians. Parking lot injuries can also arise due to unsafe premises. Inadequate security, slippery surfaces and uneven sidewalks could contribute to parking lot incidents and injuries in Arizona. Common Parking Lot Injuries in Vehicle Accidents The most serious parking lot injuries stem from vehicle-pedestrian collisions. Although a low-speed car accident could cause injuries such as whiplash, serious parking lot injuries more often involve pedestrian victims. When...

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Posted On 07/31/19

Arizona Pool Fence Law

Knowing how to properly enclose your pool as a resident of Arizona could help you avoid fines, tickets and liability for serious accidents. You have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of your pool. If a small child finds your swimming pool and falls in, you could be liable for the child’s injuries or drowning death. Avoiding accidents and legal responsibility takes adhering to the state’s strict pool fence law. What Are the Requirements? Arizona Revised Statutes 36-1681 contains the state’s pool fence law or enclosure requirements. Arizona lawmakers passed this statute to increase the safety of swimming pools in the state. Every swimming pool owner in Arizona must...

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Posted On 08/29/18

What Is Secondary Drowning?

It’s August, which means that the summer swelter is in full swing in Arizona. Chances are, you and your family take any opportunity you can to cool off. For many local families, this means visiting community or backyard pools to swim and enjoy some lazy days before school starts again. Each summer, we hear news stories warning about the dangers of secondary drowning. This mainly occurs in novice swimmers, like children. While you may have heard horror stories about dry drowning on your local news channel, you may not fully understand what the term means, or how you can prevent it. Here’s everything you need to know. What Is Secondary...

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Posted On 08/21/18

Arizona Swimming Pool Liability Laws

Swimming pools are a fact of life in Arizona, given our sunny, hot climate. Unfortunately, drowning is the leading cause of injury death for children between the ages of one and four. In 2011, this age group represented more than half of the 32 drowning fatalities in the state. The vast majority of these deaths — 81 percent — occurred in a swimming pool. Surviving a near-drowning is also dangerous, since being underwater too long can result in brain damage. To address this problem, Arizona requires every residential property owner with a pool to implement strict safety measures. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) urges all pool owners to...

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Posted On 08/15/18

Arizona Victims of Sexual Assault Can Now Break Their Leases Without Penalty

Victims of sexual assault often have a long road to recovery ahead of them. Even after the physical injuries heal, victims of sexual violence must recuperate mentally and emotionally, a process that can take several months or more. Previously, victims could face impediments to this recovery process for practical reasons, such as being stuck in a lease with their abusers. Now, a new Arizona law aims to change all that: learn about the new law and how victims can effectively get away from their abusers by reading below. New Options for Victims of Sexual Violence Starting in August, any Arizona residents who endured sexual assault in their apartments or rented...

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