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The Burden of Proof in Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Accidents

Simply being injured while on another person’s property does not make that person or property owner liable for your injuries (see Arizona Slip and Fall Lawyer: Even Trespassers Have a Right to Safety). You must prove negligence, meaning that the owner failed provide or maintain a safe premises, created hazardous conditions on the property, and failed to eliminate hazards. Owner liability and negligence may be based on failure to clean up a spill in a timely manner or failure to adequately warn a guest or customer about a dangerous condition. Contact us for help in figuring out your options according to the law if you were injured in a slip and fall accident on another person’s property.

Why Is Contacting a Lawyer So Important?

Since premises liability and slip and fall claims involve complicated laws and legal issues, the first and most important step is to contact an experienced premises liability attorney. A thorough and quick investigation must be conducted and eyewitnesses must be contacted prior to any alteration or modification of the dangerous area. You should contact a lawyer as soon as is reasonably possible.

Also, there may be deadlines and statutes of limitations that may significantly affect your slip and fall case. You should not wait until the statute of limitations period is running out because your attorney will need enough time to complete his or her investigation. Christopher J. Zachar is experienced in dealing with complex slip and fall legal issues and helping people get compensation for their injuries.

If you feel you need the assistance of an experienced ** Phoenix Slip and Fall Lawyer, please be sure to contact us directly at **602.494.4800 for a NO obligation FREE consultation. Or you may also chat with us live at

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