Sidewalk Accident Attorneys Serving Arizona
Walking on a sidewalk is not something that many people view as dangerous. Often, people don’t think twice about it. Sidewalks should be maintained by either the adjacent property owner or the municipality that owns them. If a property owner fails to address dangerous conditions that are present on a sidewalk, pedestrians can become seriously injured. Property owners should act quickly. If you have been injured in an Arizona sidewalk accident, it is important to consider your legal options. The attorneys at Weintraub & Weintraub can help guide you through your options and help hold the property owner responsible for your injuries. Contact our firm today.
Slip and Fall Accidents on Sidewalks
Sidewalk accidents can happen for a number of different reasons. Some of the most dangerous conditions that are attributed to sidewalk accidents include the following:
- Weather conditions
- Surface problems
- Loose debris
- Hazardous materials
Proving Negligence in a Sidewalk Accident Case
When a person becomes injured because of another party’s negligence in the state of Arizona, they often decide to bring a claim against the liable party. Those who do wish to pursue a claim will be responsible for fulfilling the burden of proof. This is a legal principle that requires the injured party to prove that the owner of the sidewalk knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions that caused the accident and failed to fix them. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney that can help the injured person find proof of negligence. This can be done by taking pictures of the hazards, obtaining witness testimony, and preserving all medical records.
Recovering Damages in Arizona
People who choose to pursue legal action in Arizona typically aim to recover compensation for the burdens that they have faced as a result of the accident. This compensation is referred to as “damages.” Damages can be economic and noneconomic in nature. Economic damages mean that you will receive compensation for the financial burdens that you have faced as a result of the accident. Noneconomic damages are the compensation you will receive for the non-financial burdens that were faced in the accident. Some of the damages that you may be able to recover in an accident case include the following:
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages
- Medical expenses
- The cost of rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional suffering
Contact an Arizona Sidewalk Accident Attorney
Individuals who have been injured in an Arizona sidewalk accident should contact an attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Weintraub & Weintraub have the skill and experience it takes to act quickly and effectively on your case when it matters most. Our firm is committed to guiding you through each step of the legal process and helping you recover a maximum compensation award for the burdens faced as a result of the accident. According to Arizona’s Statute of Limitations, you have 2 years to file a lawsuit against a negligent party because of a sidewalk accident. Time is of the essence. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a sidewalk accident, contact Weintraub & Weintraub today to schedule a consultation.