Tempe, AZ asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona

Q: How do l find case law on a stair slip and fall onto rocks. The landlord failed clear property from hazardous materials.

The landlord was on notice by the Country club home owners association l find out by asking for rental agreement. A letter was in the file and l assume there is an agreement.

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Freddy Saavedra
Freddy Saavedra
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  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Hello, it appears that you are searching for case law to support a claim for premise liability stemming from a slip and fall injury on stairs. I do not know if you will be able to obtain case law specific to the facts of the current situation, but there is existing case law which addresses when a premise manager is liable for injuries sustained within property they manage. Attorneys often use subscription based services to search for this information. Premise liability cases are often vigorously defended in Arizona, particularly in Maricopa County. I suggest scheduling a consultation with a personal injury attorney to determine if there is a viable claim in your case.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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A: I agree with Mr. Saavedra. Case law could be found in legal databases, but a consultation with an attorney could be beneficial, as these cases tend to be contentious. Most injury attorneys offer free initial consults and work on contingency. Retain medical records of treatment to date, as those would enable an attorney to evaluate a prospective case meaningfully. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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