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Our Arizona slip and fall accident attorneys have received various awards for their winning track record in representing slip and fall accident victims.
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“I could not be happier with the care my case was handled. The settlement I received was far above anything I ever expected. Nate was truly amazing! He made me feel comfortable during a very stressful time by clearly outlining the process and maintaining the perfect level of communication. Thank you!"
- Charles
“I would definitely refer Nate to friends or family if they are ever injured in an accident. Nate was always available and returned my phone calls quickly. He and his staff kept me up to date and answered all my questions. Nate showed me and my family true compassion. Thank you!”
- Angela
“Nate handled my case in the most professional manner possible. He could not have been more thorough. His staff completed their interviews and research in a very accommodating manner, and telephone and email response time was fantastic. I would absolutely recommend Nate to anyone who has been injured in an accident.”
- Jerome
"I cannot express how amazing this law firm is. When no one else would take my case, Nate took a chance and represented me in my claim. Both him and his paralegal, Lorraine, were so helpful through the whole process and made what originally was a gruesome experience much more manageable."
- Samantha
"Had an amazing experience with this firm. Always kept up to date with the status of the case. The entire staff was professional and responsive. I worked with Richard and Vanessa the most as we came close to an offer. Rick was honest about what he felt he could get and he advised me completely of options and what could or couldn't happen. I really felt someone was on my side which is a great feeling."
- Andrew

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Over $500,000,000 Recovered For Arizona Slip and Fall Accident Victims.
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Each slip and fall accident lawyer at our firm is experienced in court, trials, arbitration and/ or mediation proceedings. Unlike many law firms, we will not just settle your case for an unfavorable amount, we will fight for you. Slip and fall accident victims in Arizona receive an average settlement of 370% more if they use qualified attorneys such as those in our law firm.
Nathaniel Preston
Nathaniel Preston

Arizona personal injury attorney Nathaniel B. Preston (“Nate”) has helped clients recover millions of dollars for injury and wrongful death claims.

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Jay MacKinlay
Jay MacKinlay

Jay is an attorney in the civil litigation department. He has been practicing law in Arizona since 1997 and has participated in hundreds of court proceedings.

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Eric Robinson
Eric Robinson

Eric has represented injured victims exclusively since becoming licensed in Arizona in 2012. His focus is on the litigation of claims.

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Richard Lundin
Richard Lundin

Richard represents people in auto accidents and personal injury cases in both state and federal courts.

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Quinton Riches
Quinton Riches

During his short tenure at Warnock MacKinlay Law, Quinton has already recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

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James D. Spark
James D. Spark

James has extensive experience in representing victims seriously injured in automobile or motorcycle accidents, dog bite and slip and fall accidents.

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Michael Grubbs
Michael Grubbs

Michael is a trial lawyer at Warnock MacKinlay handling both pre-suit and litigation cases including car accident, wrongful death, and nursing home abuse.

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Brenden R. Leader
Brenden R. Leader

A tenacious personal injury attorney, championing accident victims' rights with strategic insight and a deep-rooted commitment to the Arizona community.

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The responsible party for a slip and fall accident depends on the circumstances of the incident. Generally, the responsible party could be the owner or occupier of the property where the accident occurred, if they failed to take reasonable steps to make the premises safe. It could also be a third party who caused the dangerous conditions that led to the slip and fall, such as a contractor or maintenance worker. In some cases, the victim may be partially responsible for their own accident.
There is no doubt that you will feel very overwhelmed and stressed if you are involved in slip and fall accident in Arizona.  Notwithstanding, there are several things you must do immediately after a slip and fall accident so that you can get the most money possible for your accident injuries.

  • Hire an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer immediately. Call us now at 602-600-6427 to schedule your FREE Consultation.
  • Do not discuss your slip and fall accident case with anyone. If a representative from any insurance company or an investigator tries to question you or any family member about your case, please find out their name, the company name, and who they represent and refer them to our office immediately.  Never give them any information or sign any papers.
  • Stay off social media. If you use any form of social media (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, FitBit, Health Apps, Blogs, etc.), it is important that you do not post anything regarding your accident and/or injuries, and maintain a private profile.  Anyone who seeks information from you may represent an insurance company or adverse party.  Information you disclose could harm your slip and fall accident case.
  • Save all the evidence from the scene of the accident, including a copy of the incident report, photos or videos of the hazards that may have caused your fall, and the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  • Get treatment and make sure you follow all your doctor’s recommendations.
  • Advise your doctor of all medical complaints, including minor ones, so your medical condition can be properly documented and evaluated. This will allow you to achieve a speedy recovery and prevent the insurance company from claiming that your medical issues were caused by our failure to follow doctor’s orders.
  • Make a written list of your accident injury symptoms, no matter how minor. This will prevent problems with minor issues that may get worse not being considered as part of your accident-related injuries.  It is also recommended that you keep a record of your pain levels, at least weekly or when there are any significant changes, and any activities you cannot do as a result of your accident.
  • Do not give a written or recorded statement to the insurance company. All communication should be handled by your slip and fall accident lawyer.
Generally no. You should NEVER speak with representatives from the other party’s insurance company. We will handle all communications for you. If a representative contacts you, politely tell them that you have retained an attorney to represent you. The representative should then contact us and never contact you again. If they do, please notify us immediately and we will file a complaint with the Department of Insurance because it is unfair claims practice for an insurance representative to contact a party knowingly represented by an attorney.
You may be tempted to post messages, photographs, or videos to social media when you have been injured in an accident, but you should try to resist the urge for the sake of protecting your personal injury claim. It was revealed in an article posted in 2015 by the Huffington Post that the first place insurance companies look when investigating accident and personal injury claims is on social media accounts like Snapchat, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Insurance companies will look you up on Google for any posts they can use to deny you compensation and discredit your claim. You may think your social media posts are “private,” but an insurance company can still find a way to gain access. The best thing to do to protect your case is to deactivate your social media accounts altogether.
Generally, the answer is “No”. Remember, the insurance company does not work for you – they work for the individual or company who caused your accident. Oftentimes, even before you obtain medical attention and assess the extent of your injuries, you may be contacted by a claims adjuster who will make you a ridiculous, low-ball offer.  They are hoping you will accept this offer before you understand the full extent of your damages.

Many people accept these types of offers and sign a release, only to find out further complications “down the road”. Tough Luck. In most states, including Arizona, a release is worded in such a way as to make it almost impossible to ever seek any further compensation after you sign, even if you find your injuries are much worse than you ever anticipated. You shouldn’t agree without first consulting a good Arizona slip and fall attorney.
A lawyer can help you with your slip and fall claim by providing legal advice and guidance, gathering evidence, negotiating with the responsible party, drafting legal documents, and representing you in court, if necessary. A lawyer can also help you understand the applicable laws and regulations, and can offer advice on how to best pursue and settle your claim.

Insurance companies have teams of lawyers and adjusters representing the person who caused your accident and they will do everything possible to reduce the value of your claim. Facing such a team of skilled professionals without having your own legal representation is unwise. It is possible to pursue your claim alone, but you will literally be at the insurance company’s mercy.

The insurance company will make you only a small offer or will simply deny your claim altogether. Unless you are well-trained in the law and understand your legal rights, it will be very difficult to combat the insurance company all on your own and know which avenues you should pursue. Each attorney at our firm is a well-trained, skilled slip and fall accident attorney for Arizona. We know the law here and have negotiated against insurance companies many times successfully.
IMMEDIATELY. Hiring experienced slip and fall accident lawyers, like those at Warnock MacKinlay Law, is vital if you are injured in a fall accident. Unfortunately, we see so many victims attempt to represent themselves and generally fail miserably for several reasons. Studies have shown that a claimant who is represented by legal counsel “nets” (after medical bills and attorney fees) in excess of 300% more money than those who handle their own claim. The only thing more important than hiring a qualified lawyer after a slip and fall accident is seeking medical attention, and the lawyers at Warnock MacKinlay Law can help you with a good, competent accident doctor.

Generally, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years. This means that you have two years from the time the accident occurred to file a claim against the responsible party. If you wait longer than two years, you waive your right to obtain any compensation for your claim. If you have a claim against a public entity (government), you must make a claim within 180 days from the date of the accident, or your rights are waived.

It is almost impossible to determine how much time it will take to resolve your case because every case is different. Cases that settle prior to filing a lawsuit typically resolve more quickly than those that go to trial. At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we will do everything we can to obtain the maximum compensation possible in the shortest amount of time.
No. We make it easy to afford an attorney if you have been injured in slip and fall accident. We do not charge any fee whatsoever for an accident consultation. In fact, we do not charge any attorney fees unless we are successful in recovering money for you. Even if there are costs involved, such as investigation, medical records, medical reports, deposition  fees, and the like, we will advance those monies for you until your case is resolved. We will even refer you to doctors who will not demand payment until the case is resolved. It is our job to make the resolution of your case as easy for you as possible.
Yes. It is always helpful to your case if you seek medical treatment immediately following an accident. Explain to your doctor any pain or discomfort. Some injury symptoms may not appear for hours, or even a few days following an accident. If you delay seeking treatment, insurance companies will argue that your injuries were not caused by the accident and may deny payment of your claim. Report to your doctor any symptoms of headaches, fatigue, muscle soreness, nausea, pain, discomfort, etc. that occur within days of the accident.
Yes. It is VERY important that you follow all doctors’ instructions. Please be certain that you see your doctor as he or she directs, and do not miss appointments, so you can achieve a speedy recovery. If at any time you consider ceasing treatment before you are released, whether for reasons of financial inability to continue, work schedule, etc., please let us know before you miss appointments. Although we in no way direct medical care, we want to  make sure you can see a doctor who can work with you under your circumstances. The insurer can only determine the severity of your injuries if they are treated by your doctor and any symptoms or injuries you are experiencing should be reported to your doctor and treated.
If you do not have health insurance, please speak with your attorney or paralegal and they will assist you in finding healthcare providers who will wait for payment until your case is settled.

The amount of money you will ultimately recover depends on a variety of issues, the most important of which is the nature of your injuries caused by the accident and the comprehensive medical treatment you receive for those injuries.  At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we will help you seek reimbursement for any or all of the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of love and support
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Permanent impairment and disability
At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we are experts in building value for your injuries and obtaining the best financial result possible without having to go to trial. In the cases that a lawsuit is necessary, most are resolved before a trial occurs. The likelihood that a case settles or goes to trial depends on the facts of each case. If an insurance company contests liability (fault) or the value of your case, there is a greater chance that your case will go to trial. Our staff has more than 100 years of combined experience; thus, we know how to represent you. It is important to have a lawyer representing you who the insurers know will file suit if necessary, as that increases the likelihood of obtaining a good settlement value through negotiation. The insurers know which firms will file suit and which will not do so.

As your slip and fall accident lawyer, we will complete a thorough investigation to determine what hazard caused your injury and to prove the other party was at fault.  We will explore every aspect of your case and draw from our network of experts and years of experience to build a strong case in your favor.  We’re your advocates from start to finish.  While most slip and fall accidents usually happen on floors and stores, other common causes are:

  • Cracks and holes
  • Wet, oily, or waxed floors and stairs
  • Loose rugs and carpets
  • Presence of debris on walkways
  • Poor lighting conditions
  • Electrical cords across the walking surfaces
  • Uneven footpaths

If your own carelessness contributed to your slip and fall accident, you may still be able to pursue compensation.  In Arizona, if you are found to be partially at fault, you may still be able to recover some compensation, albeit reduced according to your degree of fault.  Some factors to help determine whether you are responsible are:

  • If you had the legal right to be on the premises where the accident happened.
  • The condition of the area where the accident happened: Was the floor wet, slippery, or obstructed by objects?
  • The actions taken by the property owner to maintain the property: Was the floor regularly inspected and maintained?
  • Your actions leading up to the accident: Were you paying attention to your surroundings, walking at an appropriate pace, and/or wearing appropriate footwear?
  • The level of your awareness of potential hazards: Were you aware of the potential hazards present in the area?
  • The level of my care: Were you taking reasonable steps to prevent a slip or fall accident?

It is best to speak to a slip and fall lawyer to determine what your legal options are.  Call us now at 602-600-6427 to schedule your FREE Consultation.

Yes, landlords are responsible for slip and fall injuries in most cases. Landlords are expected to maintain safe premises and ensure that any hazards that could lead to slip and fall injuries are addressed. If a landlord fails to do this, they can be held liable for any injuries that occur on their property.
If you slip and fall on a public sidewalk, the responsible party may depend on the circumstances. Generally, the municipality responsible for the sidewalk may be liable if the sidewalk was not properly maintained or there was a dangerous condition that caused your fall. A property owner whose property abuts the sidewalk may also be liable for failing to maintain the sidewalk. In addition, if an individual or business caused the dangerous condition, they may be liable. It is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine who is responsible.
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