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Slip and Fall and Trip and Fall Incidents: How Do I Know if the Property Owner is Liable?

Premise liability is the responsibility a property owner has to someone who is on their property.  Most people believe that if they are injured on someone else’s property, the property owner is legally responsible.  However, in Arizona, this belief is not the law.  According to Arizona law, an injured person is required to show that the owner of the property is negligent, and that the negligence caused the injury in the slip and fall.

Fact is, in Arizona, a property owner is only liable for their own negligence.  For example, in a slip and fall incident due to spilled substance on a supermarket floor, under Arizona law, it has to be proven that either someone from the supermarket spilled the substance or that the supermarket knew or should have known that the spilled liquid was on the aisle and had time to clean it up.

So, how do you know if you have a slip and fall claim?  The three following requirements must be proven to prevail in a premise liability claim:

  1. Prove the incident on property was a result of the condition of the property.
  2. Prove that the property was in an unreasonably dangerous condition.
  3. Prove that the owner of property knew or should have known of the condition.

In some cases, it may be difficult to prove some of the elements that are required to be proven under the Arizona law in premise liability cases, even if all the parties agree on the underlying facts.  Therefore, it is important to contact an Arizona slip and fall attorney immediately.

Oracle Law Group has experienced personal injury attorneys that can help you if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident. Our slip and fall lawyers will work hard to investigate and gather evidence.  Our slip and fall attorneys will guide you through the legal process helping you step by step. If you or your loved one has been injured in a slip and fall incident, call our Arizona slip and fall lawyers today for a free consultation.