News Article
10.23.2018
Places you're Most Likely to Slip and Fall
The moment a slip and fall occurs, the initial shock may be painful, may carry embarrassment, or may just shock you. As a result, you may end up with accidental injuries that can interfere with your daily life. You should always consult an attorney after a slip and fall, especially when negligence can be attributed as the reason for the fall. Filing a claim can have its challenges, therefore, consulting with Grabb & Durando personal injury attorneys can help clarify if you're entitled to compensation.
Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, whether it be big or small, your best option is to consult with an attorney. From figuring out how liability rules work, to what amount of compensation you would be entitled to. The statute of limitations in Arizona for a slip and fall case is 2 years from the date of the injury.
It's nearly impossible to cover every location where a slip and fall might take place. Here are the top places you're most likely to slip and fall:
  • National Chain Stores
  • Hotels / Resorts
  • Local Businesses
  • Private Residences
  • Rented Homes / Apartments
  • Public Areas
  • Your place of employment
The main challenges of a slip and fall case are the following;

National Chain Stores and Hotels / Resorts are likely to be very complex in terms of proving responsibility and working with the stores' insurance companies or attorneys.
Local Businesses / Homes & Apartments may not require a formal process of notification but can be tricky if the owner is an acquaintance. Most of the money will come from an insurance company but you'll need to strategize how to prepare for action.
It is important to note all of the circumstances of the accident in order to establish which party was responsible for the hazardous condition. It is the responsibility of the entity which holds ownership over the area that contributed to the slip and fall injury to provide a safe environment. Other factors to look for are:
  • Maintenance Expectations
  • Control over Conditions
  • Individuals Involved
  • Whom to Sue
If you got injured due to unsafe conditions here is what you should do:
  • Call the police and paramedics
  • Collect witnesses
  • Take note of what happened immediately, date and sign the note
  • Inform the land-owner or Management team of the unsafe conditions, in writing;
  • Collect evidence in form of picture or video
  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Save your footwear, do not wear them again, place them in a bag as they may be used for evidence
  • Contact Grabb & Durando for a free consultation
We have extensive experience fighting for our clients' rights, regardless if your case is against a business or property owner, we can even help you pursue national corporations. Above all, taking the time to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer prior to pursuing insurance or legal action will give you a better chance of collecting damages for your injury. Call us at 520.333.3333, we will offer you a free consultation for you or your loved one.