Slips, trips, or falls can lead to severe injuries, depending on the current state of the premises and the cause of the accident. Elderly persons are particularly vulnerable in these situations as a fall can easily lead to long-term, even fatal, injuries. Our attorneys at the Jensen & Phelan Law Firm in Prescott understand the complexities behind premises liability laws and what damages you can recover from your slip and fall accident.
If you’ve been injured on public property, at a business, or at a private residence, you may have a slip and fall case. Schedule a FREE consultation with one of our accident lawyers in Prescott today at (928) 227-1116. We serve clients in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Cottonwood, Arizona.
What Constitutes a Slip & Fall Lawsuit?
Many slip and fall accidents cause minor injuries that don’t require medical attention—though a head injury should always be looked at by a medical professional. In those instances, a slip and fall lawsuit may not be applicable. However, you’re likely eligible to recover compensation if your injuries involve or are similar to:
The first thing you should do following a slip and fall accident is to seek medical care and contact one of our Northern Arizona attorneys. To prove your case, you must provide evidence that your injuries were directly caused by the trip, slip, or fall. You must also show that your fall, trip, or slip was caused by an unreasonable risk on the premises such as:
- Unmarked holes
- Poor lighting
- Lack of handrails
- Uneven floor mats or flooring
- Wet spots that are unmarked
Those are instances where the company, owner, or manager should have warned or fixed the issue that ultimately led to your injuries.
What Damages Can I Recover from My Slip and Fall Accident?
The amount of compensation you’re eligible to receive relies on many factors, one of which is choosing the right lawyer for your case. Your recoverable damages may include, but are not limited to:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Long-term care or rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
Who Can be Held Liable in a Slip & Fall Accident?
The responsible party for your injuries depends on the location of your accident. If you were injured on public property, your case might be against the county or city. If your injuries occurred at a place of business, the company owner or the manager on the premises could be held liable. Injuries on private property, particularly residences, are often covered by the insurance company of the homeowner.
Choose an Attorney You Trust & Call Our Prescott Law Firm
At the Jensen & Phelan Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping our injured clients find justice for any wrongdoing and recover full compensation for their injuries and subsequent difficulties. We offer FREE initial consultations so we can help you or your loved ones determine the best course of action for your circumstances.
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, please call our slip and fall attorneys in Prescott today at (928) 227-1116. We serve clients throughout Northern Arizona including Cottonwood, Prescott, and Prescott Valley.