Though the sidewalk is rarely thought of as an unsafe place to be, if you were injured in a sidewalk accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you on your way to recovery. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:
What can cause a sidewalk accident?
There are several potential causes of sidewalk accidents, though unfortunately, the most common, though also the most preventable, is property owner negligence. Sidewalk accidents occur when property owners fail to address potholes, standing water, loose debris, and any other hazardous materials or conditions.
Who is responsible for a sidewalk accident in Arizona?
Property owners are responsible for ensuring their land is safe at all times, especially when it comes to areas as frequently-traveled as sidewalks. In Arizona if you can prove that the sidewalk owner either knew, or should have reasonably known about the hazardous conditions, failed to fix or maintain them, and that you were injured as a result, there is a very good chance you will be able to recover the financial compensation you need. However, you will have to first hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process. When you file a lawsuit against a negligent property owner, it is called a premises liability lawsuit.
To prove your personal injury claim, an attorney will obtain security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, medical documents detailing the severity of your injuries, police reports documenting the incident, eyewitness statements verifying your claim, and any other type of evidence your attorney deems necessary.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Arizona?
Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. Essentially, the statute of limitations is the amount of time you have from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent party. In Arizona, the statute of limitations is two years. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. Though two years sounds like a lot of time, the truth is, the sooner you file, the better. Reach out to our seasoned firm today to get the claims process started immediately.
Contact our experienced Arizona firm
The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. Those injured due to another party’s negligence should never have to suffer alone. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.