What Happens When a Slip and Fall Accident Leads to Death?
In the state of Arizona, when you have been wrongfully injured by another party, you can pursue a civil claim against them for compensation. You have two years from the date of the incident to file your Arizona personal injury claim. Personal injuries can come in many forms, from car accidents, dog bites, drowning incidents, or slip and fall incidents. If you or a loved one was legally on a property and you slip and fall which results in injuries, you could have a valid civil case to make against the property owner.
Many times, slip and fall cases are much more than a bump or a bruise, damages a victim faces can be quite significant and even life-altering. The most common injuries that victims face after a slip and fall accident include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Hip fractures
- Broken neck or shoulder
- Limb fractures
- Torn muscles, tendons, and ligaments
What Happens When After an Arizona Slip and Fall Injury Causes Death?
When an injury occurs after a fatal Arizona slip and fall accident, the owner of the property is responsible for the damages. The victim can bring about a personal injury suit against the property owner. The same is true when a person dies as a result of their slip and fall accident. In this situation, a representative of the deceased can bring about a wrongful death suit against the property owner. A representative could be a husband or wife, a child, a parent, or a guardian.
The following components are necessary for an Arizona wrongful death claim:
- Determining who owns or is responsible for supervising the property is important because it is imperative that their name is included in the claim.
- That a hazard existed on the property which should have been addressed by the property’s owner or there should have been signage put up to warn individuals of its existence but it was not fixed and there was no warning.
- The hazard was the source of the accident and injury to the victim.
- The victim suffered damages as a result of the slip and fall accident on the property.
When you have lost a loved one, building a wrongful death claim while you are grieving is extremely difficult. The Arizona wrongful death attorneys at ELG understand that there is immense pain for individuals that lose their most beloved friends and family in accidents. We can take on the legal burden of fighting for compensation off of your shoulders so you can take the time you need to cope with your loss.
Speak with an Arizona Wrongful Death Attorney
The Arizona wrongful death attorneys at ELG care about victims’ rights and will fight so that they see their full legal justice and a fair settlement. Consultations are free, and we don’t collect any payment unless we win your case. Call ELG today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation with one of our talented Spanish-speaking, bilingual Phoenix wrongful death attorneys. For your convenience, remote intake is available.