After a slip-and-fall injury, it can be difficult to get anyone to take responsibility for dangerous conditions. Those responsible may try and make the victim look like the one who was at fault. The victim should not have to pay for the negligent actions of another. If you suffered a slip-and-fall injury, you need to make sure the person responsible for the accident is held accountable.
We encounter hazardous conditions every day, many of them created by someone else’s negligence. It may involve a liquid spill in the grocery store, a dropped ice cream cone on the sidewalk or a spilled soda on the streetcar, but all of these can create a dangerous risk of a slip-and-fall injury. It is the responsibility of the owner of a business or property to make sure customers and pedestrians are not put at risk of an injury.
Under the law, individuals are protected against the negligence of others. Property owners and business owners owe the public and their customers a duty of care, to make sure they are not harmed by hazardous conditions. When a business does not clean up a spill or does not warn others against possible harm, they may be held liable for any injuries that result.
Slip-and-fall injuries may be minor, but they often result in more serious injuries, including neck and back injuries, head trauma, broken bones, and even death. A puddle on the ground may not appear very dangerous, but if someone slipped on the liquid and fell backward, it is easy to see how that person could hit his or her head on the ground, causing serious injury. This is why it is so important for property owners, businesses and others to maintain a safe environment.
Slip-And-Fall Personal Injury Lawsuits
By filing a personal injury lawsuit after a slip-and-fall, you will make sure that the person responsible for the accident has to pay for the damages. This will also help others in the future by making sure the defendant does not allow dangerous conditions to persist. This is why it is important to contact your Tucson slip-and-fall attorneys as soon as possible, to make sure you file your claim in time.
The statute of limitations is the time limit to file a legal claim for damages. Under the Arizona Revised Statutes 12-542, most personal injury cases, including slip-and-falls, must be filed within two years. This generally means that you have two years after a slip-and-fall accident to file a legal claim, but if you are making a claim against a state or government agency, the time limit is much shorter.
Slip-and-fall injuries can occur while getting onto the city bus or streetcar, in a government office or while on city property. If you slipped and fell on state, city or other government property, you have only 180 days to file a notice of claim. If you don’t file your claim in time, it may be dismissed. Make sure you contact your attorney in time, so that you can be compensated for your injuries.
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