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Prescott Slip and Fall Lawyer

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 Prescott slip and fall attorneys at the Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. 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 Prescott personal injury lawyers today at (928) 778-2660. We serve clients in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Cottonwood, Arizona.

What Constitutes a Slip and 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:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Wrongful death

The first thing you should do following a slip and fall accident is to seek medical care and 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. If you or your loved one is suffering serious injuries due to the liability of a premises, contact our slip and fall accident lawyers in Prescott, Arizona. Let’s get your slip and fall claim started!

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 and 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.

Call Our Prescott Slip and Fall Attorneys Today!

At the Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. 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 one of our top-rated Prescott slip and fall lawyers today at (928) 778-2660. We serve clients throughout Northern Arizona including Cottonwood, Prescott, and Prescott Valley.

Slip and Fall Injuries Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you prove negligence in a slip and fall accident?

It is essential that you can prove your claim by providing proof that the trip, slip, or fall directly caused your injuries. Photos as soon as possible after the fall are often vital, because the premises may quickly be changed after a fall to make it safer. Furthermore, you must prove that the premise you fell on or slipped on posed an unreasonable risk of harm. An experienced injury law specialist lawyer such as ours at Jensen Phelan Law Firm can make your recovery more likely and larger through our prompt investigation, retaining the right expert witness(es) to analyze and provide conclusions about how the fall occurred as the result of the negligence of the premises owner or tenant, etc.

What should I do after a slip and fall accident?

The first thing you should do following a slip and fall accident is to seek medical attention if your injuries are very serious. While waiting for emergency medical help, or if you are with someone else, taking photos of the fall scene from different angles that help explain how the fall occurred can be very valuable.  Collect and exchange contact information with the premises owner or tenant (if at a store that requires an “accident report” from you, photograph the document so you will have a copy). Report the accident to the police or emergency care provider (such as the ER at the hospital), take note of the fall location and surroundings that help understand how the fall occurred, and if there are any witnesses get their contact information. Additionally, be aware of what you say or admit to, so be careful, keep it short, simple and true, and contact a lawyer if your injuries are significant. What you say or admit at the fall scene can be misinterpreted or erroneously recorded, and can lead to serious legal repercussions down the road.

What if someone slipped or fell on my property?

Property owners are legally obligated to keep their property reasonably safe and hazard-free. The owner of the property in which a slip or trip and fall occurs is normally responsible only if the dangerous condition causing the fall was known or should have been known to him/her and the owner failed to warn about it or fix the danger (unless it is a danger that is “open and obvious”). Owners can also be liable, even if they are unaware of the specific hazard, if they do not monitor the changing condition of the property.