Scottsdale Premises Liability Attorneys
Many of us take it for granted that we will be safe while one another person’s or business’s property. Unfortunately, all too often there is a dangerous or hazardous condition that causes you or a loved one to suffer unexpected and sometimes catastrophic injuries.
Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury from a swimming pool accident, a dog bite, or from an assault facilitated by negligent security, you deserve to seek compensation for your injuries and financial losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The premises liability lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group are ready to review your case in a free initial consultation to help you understand your legal rights and options and to guide you through the process of making a legal claim for compensation.
The personal injury attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group have represented many clients who have been injured in premises liability accidents in Scottsdale and throughout Arizona. With demonstrable results of successful settlements and verdicts, our firm has earned an excellent reputation for helping injured victims obtain the compensation they need and deserve. Our attorneys fight to protect the rights of the residents of Scottsdale who have been injured by defective and dangerous conditions on other people’s property.
If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury in a premises liability accident, contact The Bourassa Law Group at (480) 867-7177 now to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated, skilled premises liability attorneys. Chat with us live, fill out our website’s contact form, or call us today. When we take your case, we do not get paid until we recover financial compensation for you.
Do I Need a Premises Liability Lawyer?
When you’ve suffered a serious accident and injury on someone else’s property, you may be left with many questions. How will you pay your medical expenses for your treatment and recovery? How will you afford to support your family if your injuries keep you out of work for an extended period of time? Are you entitled to compensation from somebody for your injuries? Should you hire an attorney to help you with a claim for compensation?
If you are injured due to a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to be compensated for the costs and other losses that you’ve suffered due to your injuries, including hospital bills, therapy and rehabilitation, lost wages and income, long-term care, pain and suffering, and lost quality of life.
But it is unlikely that you will receive the maximum amount of compensation that you may be entitled to or be able to obtain if you do not have a lawyer to represent you. Having an attorney by your side can substantially increase the ultimate financial recovery that you get.
Working to get compensation for injuries suffered on someone else’s property is complex even for experienced premises liability attorneys. For someone with no legal training or experience, the process is virtually impossible.
Let the seasoned Scottsdale premises liability lawyers of The Bourassa Law Group handle the legal load for you, including getting all the paperwork and evidence in your case, negotiating with the insurance companies, and filing and prosecuting a lawsuit on your behalf.
This will allow you to focus on healing and getting back to enjoying life. When you choose The Bourassa Law Group to help you with your premises liability claim, there is no fee for our services until we win compensation for you.
Why Hire The Bourassa Law Group to Handle My Case?
If you need a premises liability lawyer in the Scottsdale area, you have a lot of choices for legal firms to represent you. But how do you know which law firm has the experience, the knowledge, and the ability to fight successfully to get you the compensation you deserve?
At The Bourassa Law Group, we stand out from all the other personal injury law firms in three very important areas:
- Experience – Our legal team has an extensive history of using expertise, skill, and determination to fight for injured victims who have suffered harm through no fault of their own. Each of our lawyers possesses a thorough knowledge of the premises liability laws in Arizona.
- Proven results – Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our many clients. We’ve obtained fair and equitable compensation for all our clients through both negotiated settlements and trial verdicts.
- Client satisfaction – The Bourassa Law Group prioritizes providing exceptional customer service to our clients. We spend time getting to know each of our clients and understanding what their concerns are, what their goals are, and what their needs are. We strive to consistently provide top-quality work for our clients that meets the highest standards for ethical and professional legal representation.
Let us show you why The Bourassa Law Group is the best choice to handle your premises liability case. Contact us now at (480) 867-7177 so we can discuss your case and start working to get the justice that you’re entitled to.
Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle
The Scottsdale premises liability lawyers of The Bourassa Law Group have helped clients who have been injured in many different kinds of premises liability claims, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Inadequate security leading to criminal injury or assault
- Dog bites and attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Recreational and amusement park accidents
- Toxic or hazardous substance exposure
Regardless of the circumstances of your case, if you or a loved one have been injured by a defective or hazardous condition of someone else’s property, the Scottsdale premises liability lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group can work to get you the compensation for the losses that you are suffering.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is responsible for my premises liability accident?
Usually, the owner or possessor of a property is liable for any injuries that are caused by a dangerous or hazardous condition on the property. However, if another person or entity is conducting activities on the property, even though they are not the owner or possessor of the property, that person or entity may be responsible for injuries.
Finally, there may be a third party that is contracted to maintain the property (for example, a company that is hired to perform snow and ice removal, or a security company hired to patrol the premises). That third party may be liable for injuries caused by a dangerous or hazardous condition that the party was contracted to maintain or remove.
What needs to be proven to win my premises liability case?
Generally speaking, to prevail in a premises liability case, it must be proven that the owner or possessor of land owed a duty to you and breached that duty (the duty that is owed to a person on a property depends on his or her status while on the property).
As a practical matter, most premises liability cases require proving that the condition that caused your injury posed an unreasonable risk of harm, that it was not obvious, and that you were not likely to discover it.
Additionally, it must be proven that the owner or possessor of property either created the condition, was aware of it, or that sufficient time had passed so that the owner or possessor should have discovered the condition and had a reasonable opportunity to remove or remedy it.
How long do I have to file a premises liability claim?
Under Arizona law, a person injured in a premises liability incident has two years from the date of his or her injury to file a lawsuit. However, if the property is owned or controlled by a local, state or federal government agency, you must provide notice to the government before filing suit against the agency. The time for filing notice of your claim with the government can be shorter (as little as 6 months) than the time you have to file other premise liability claims.
Arizona Premises Liability Statistics
Tens of thousands of people are injured in premises liability accidents and incidents across Arizona each year. For example:
- According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, during the period of 2008 through 2012, there were over 34,000 visits to the emergency room for dog bites and dog attack injuries
- The DHS further reports that, in 2016, there were 416 hospital admissions across the state for drownings and other swimming pool accidents; 275 of these admissions were in Maricopa County alone
- DHS also reports that unintentional falls were the leading cause of injury-related deaths among senior citizens in Arizona; many falls occur in nursing or residential homes, or out in public in parking lots, on sidewalks, or in stores
The Scottsdale Premises Liability Attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group Will Get You the Compensation You Deserve
The premises liability attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group know how hard the people of Scottsdale work to build a life for themselves and their families. That is why we know how difficult it can be when a sudden premises liability accident can leave a person out of work, unable to pay their medical expenses and other bills, and experiencing terrible pain and suffering.
Our lawyers fight to help injured victims get the compensation they need to help with their physical and emotional recovery and to resume living a full and vibrant life.
If you have been injured in a premises liability accident, call The Bourassa Law Group at (480) 867-7177 right now to schedule a free consultation about your premises liability case.
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.