Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I live in a complex that has no steps just a dirt hill to my apt. I took a severe slip and fall, the mngt. says it's my fault and I cannot deal with them any farther. I have had lose of work and definate pain and suffering. I have med.records to prove.

Answer: Should you wish to pursue a claim relative to your slip & fall, it is urgent that you contact an Arizona attorney right away. Most cases involving a slip & fall are grounded in premises liability - someone’s failure to properly maintain the property. However, some cases also involve a government entity, such as the city or state, depending upon the type of property and where the actual slip & fall occurred. This is a factually intensive element of your case which is extremely important because it dictates the statute of limitations - the time period in which you have to present your claim. A.R.S. § 12-821.01(A) states that: Persons who have claims against a public entity or a public employee shall file claims with the person or persons authorized to accept service for the public entity or public employee as set forth in the Arizona rules of civil procedure within one hundred eighty days after the cause of action accrues. This means there is just a small six (6) month period in which a person must file a notice of claim against a public entity, such as the city or state. A.R.S. § 12-821.01(A) further states: Any claim that is not filed within one hundred eighty days after the cause of action accrues is barred and no action may be maintained thereon. Accordingly, the failure to file the notice of claim within the 180 day time period will bar the claim entirely. This is why it is important that you immediately seek an Arizona attorney to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your claim. The information contained in this answer is intended to be used as information only, and is not intended to be construed or interpreted as legal advice.

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  • I live in a complex that has no steps just a dirt hill to my apt. I took a severe slip and fall, the mngt. says it's my fault and I cannot deal with them any farther. I have had lose of work and definate pain and suffering. I have med.records to prove.

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