Premises Liability Law – Personal Injury Attorneys

Premises liability law is the branch of tort law primarily dealing with the legal responsibility of property owners when someone is injured on property they own, manage, or lease. If you suffer any personal injury on private or public property, you may have recourse to hold the owners or managers of the property responsible for your injuries. Many premises liability claims are against landlords who fail to maintain proper safety standards or fail to adequately clean their premises resulting in toxic molds, mildews, and build-ups of other hazardous substances.personal injury lawyers The most common type of premises liability lawsuit is that of slip and falls. In a slip and fall injury, the injured party can file a tort claim lawsuit claiming that the individuals responsible for the upkeep or maintenance of a land or property neglected to maintain safety standards which resulted in the injury. Dangerous conditions in premises is a growing concern that should not be condoned when your health is at risk.

If you or anyone you know has been injured due to the neglect of property owners, please contact our Premises Liability Lawyers today.

Important Premises Liability Information

Simply put, when an individual is injured on the property of another, a court will impose liability on the property owner or possessor under premises liability law if (1) the property owner or possessor owed the injured person a duty of care and (2) the property owner or possessor breached that duty of care.

A very important aspect of a premises liability personal injury claim is the role of the person injured. If you have slipped down a staircase that was not properly maintained, are you responsible for your injuries or are the people who neglected to keep the premises safe? In most cases, the injured party must prove that conditions on the premises were dangerous and the owners neglectful.

Another important question to ask is what were you doing on the premises where the accident occurred? If you were trespassing, it may be difficult to prove premises liability due to the legal infraction. However, the following three distinctions are the ways to legally categorize your presence on the premises in question:

Invitee – a person who was invited onto the premises for business or commercial reasons by the possessor of the land.
Licensee – a person who was invited onto the premises for reasons other than business or commerce.
Trespasser – a person who is on the premises without invitation, implied or otherwise, from the owner.

Premises Liability Injuries & Accidents

The most common accidents pertaining to premises liability claims are slip and falls. Slip and falls often occur because of inadequate conditions on a premises. Failure to address dangerous conditions on properties increases the chances of accidents and injuries in landmarks, office buildings, public parks, and private businesses.

Older buildings throughout the metro areas of may not be up-to-date with safety and security measures. This makes them more dangerous than newer structures built in the last couple of decades. Mold and mildews may also accrue and cause potential life-threatening illnesses to employees or residents in these buildings.accident attorneys - premiss liability

Injuries associated with slip and fall injuries in include:

Fractured Hip
Broken Bones
Traumatic Brain Injury
Concussions
Neck/Spinal Cord Damage
Bruising

Getting Legal Help

Being injured due to the neglect of property owners can be a harrowing ordeal. Not only will you suffer from your injuries, but the high cost of medical care may also deprive you and your family of hard-earned income. Do not let those responsible for your injuries go unpunished. If you or anyone you know has been injured due to the neglect of property owners, please contact our Personal Injury Lawyers today.

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Business and Commercial Law Attorney

Providing experienced counsel to growing businesses is a special focus at The Law Offices of William D. Black. Across all areas of our practice, we believe in investing in our clients’ futures by providing sound advice and reliable representation.

Scottsdale Commercial Law Attorney William D. Black
As your lawyer, William D. Black works hard to assist Arizona businesses with every phase of the entrepreneurial experience — from entity selection and formation to protection of your rights during disputes, expansion, contraction, business dissolution and planning for business succession. His more than 30 years of experience ensures that your legal, financial and personal goals will be addressed promptly and efficiently, in a wide variety of business, transactional and litigation matters.

Contact us today at The Law Offices of William D. Black in Scottsdale or Phoenix to speak to a corporate and business law attorney with the real-world business experience and legal knowledge and expertise to guide you through the process of forming and growing your business concern and protecting its profitability and integrity. We can also assist you in buying and selling business, creating profitable exit strategies and formulating business succession plans.

Boutique Business Law Firm Dedicated to Helping Arizona Clients
Expect innovative, resourceful and responsive representation for every corporate legal need, including:

  • Business defamation and interference with contract disputes
  • Commercial collections
  • Contract review and breach of contract disputes
  • Entertainment law
  • General business litigation
  • Intellectual property disputes and litigation
  • Non-compete, non-solicitation and anti-piracy disputes
  • Partnership disputes and business divorces
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Professional malpractice
  • Restaurant and liquor license law
  • Licensing and administrative law

The advice of a well qualified lawyer committed to your personal or business success can be an invaluable asset. Call Scottsdale and Phoenix business and commercial law attorney William D. Black to arrange a free initial consultation. Our toll-free number is 888-349-3599.

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Medical Malpractice Claims

Doctors, hospitals and other medical providers must perform their services with skills commensurate to the standards of their profession. If they fail to do so and this results in injury, death or financial loss, this constitutes medical malpractice. Victims of malpractice and the families of deceased victims can claim compensation for their losses and suffering.

Scottsdale Medical Malpractice Attorney
Mr. Black and his staff have reviewed thousands of medical malpractice claims and can identify professional negligence and misconduct and locate medical expert witnesses, many of whom are certified specialists, to assist in the prosecution of malpractice claims. The firm has a registered nurse on staff and also has access to a network of well-respected medical experts.

If you or a loved one believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice and have suffered serious damages, we would be pleased to discuss your claim with you, free of charge. If we agree to represent you, we handle most medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. We also represent family members who have lost a loved-one through wrongful death and people who have been victims of Elder Abuse/Breach of Fiduciary Duty.

Putting Our Skills to Work for You
Our firm represents clients in all types of medical malpractice cases, including:

  • Doctor error
  • Surgical error
  • Hospital error
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Pharmaceutical error
  • Nursing home malpractice
  • And others

Medical malpractice cases can be very complicated and expensive and prosecution of a claim requires a team of experienced professionals. The Law Offices of William D. Black is committed to helping our clients rebuild their lives. We have the knowledge, experience, and financial resources needed to successfully pursue medical negligence cases. If a medical provider has committed malpractice and you or a loved one have been seriously injured as a result thereof, we can build a strong and persuasive case on your behalf and get you the award or settlement to which you are entitled..

The fact that a medical procedure has a bad outcome does not necessarily indicate that medical malpractice caused the result. But when a personal injury or wrongful death occurs because of ignorance, negligence, or improper use of method and practice, the victim or the victim’s family deserves answers,

The Law Offices of William D. Black will work diligently to obtain those answers, reasonable compensation, and ultimately justice.

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Fraud Litigation

Many victims of fraud are embarrassed and feel ashamed that they were deceived by unethical individuals or companies. More appropriately they should feel angered and anxious to pursue the fraud perpetrators for redress. Regardless of how much money you have lost, you will not be judged by members of our firm. We would rather assist you in your recovery plan by pursuing whatever possible causes of action may be available against the unlawful perpetrators. These may include both civil and criminal remedies.

Civil Fraud Litigation Attorney in Scottsdale & Phoenix
Our attorneys have litigated and prosecuted complex cases of fraud for a wide range of plaintiffs, and companies involving issues such as:

  • Business fraud between partners or shareholders
  • Business fraud between companies and individuals or other companies
  • Insurance fraud
  • Investment fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Truth in Lending Act violations
  • Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act violations
  • Many other types of fraud

The Firm professionals at the Law Offices of William D. Black are committed to providing first-rate personal service to our diverse client base. Our comprehensive legal representation is based upon a solid legal strategy that is effective, as well as cost efficient.

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Commercial Collections Attorney

In the current economic climate of recession, unemployment and financial distress for families and companies, procedures for enforcement of contracts and collections have become more critical than ever.

Scottsdale and Phoenix Debt Collections Services Lawyer
At The Law Offices of William D. Black, we offer individual creditors, business owners, collection agencies and risk managers of small, medium and large businesses the benefits of a variety of professional, efficient, effective and affordable debt collection services. We pursue pre-litigation debt collection and, when necessary, initiate litigation services for retail and commercial claims. We pursue debtors professionally, diligently and aggressively.

William D. Black is an experienced attorney who can help you with commercial collections. Our law firm is fully committed to helping clients achieve their legal, financial and personal goals in a wide variety of business collection and litigation matters.

The Law Offices of William D. Black counsels individuals, professionals and businesses in collection procedures, making certain that their pursuit of their debtors will be economically justified. We serve clients in Scottsdale, the Phoenix metropolitan area and in other cities throughout the State. We pride ourselves on innovative, resourceful, aggressive and responsive representation.

Boutique Law Firm Handling a Wide Variety of Business Matters for Arizona Clients
Attorney William D. Black uses his more than 30 years of experience and comprehensive command pre-judgment and post-judgment collection proceedings to address issues such as:

  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Since debtors are protected from collection practices under this legislation, we can protect you from violations of its mandates when collecting what you are owed.
  • Garnishments: to assist you with recovering money while remaining compliant with applicable laws
  • Attachments: execution of this complicated legal procedure to help you obtain the money owed to you

The Law Offices of William D. Black employs a team approach to resolving your collections legal problem, using expert asset investigators and business appraisers. Combined with our state of the art legal research capabilities, we work hard to provide you the best chance of recovering all that is possible under the circumstances while remaining in full compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.

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Negligence Lawsuits Against Licensed Professionals

When the incompetence or negligence of a licensed professional results in physical injury or economic loss, you may have a claim for monetary damages.

Professional Malpractice Lawyer With More Than 30 Years of Experience
The Law Offices of William D. Black in Scottsdale and Phoenix has recovered significant monetary awards for a broad range of clients in a wide variety of professional malpractice claims.

Contact us today to discuss whether the facts in your case meet the threshold requirements for proving professional malpractice. We will also evaluate your potential damage recovery to determine whether you case is economically feasible to pursue. William D. Black has practiced law for more than 30 years, serving clients in the Greater Phoenix metro area and in courts throughout the state of Arizona. He is an accomplished trial lawyer and skilled at negotiating fair compensation in order, if possible, to avoid litigation. He prepares every case as though it will be litigated and, in doing so, assures maximum recoveries for his clients.

When the participation of a skilled transactional and trial attorney is necessary to resolve allegations of professional malpractice, the Scottsdale and Phoenix Law Offices of William D. Black can provide first-rate representation. To schedule a confidential, initial complimentary consultation, call 888-349-3599 toll free.

Respected Boutique Law Firm Protects Your Rights in All Business Disputes
Professionals may be liable if their actions or failure to act breached the standard of care of their profession and caused serious harm to a patient or client.

Different types of professional malpractice are as follows:

  • Hospital malpractice — emergency room errors, surgical errors, birth injury, medication errors, misdiagnosis, lab error and others
  • Physician malpractice — failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, failure to properly monitor treatment regimes, failure to administer and monitor drug, and others
    Anesthesiology malpractice
  • Nursing home malpractice, abuse or neglect
  • Pharmaceutical malpractice
  • Legal malpractice — due to a missed deadline for filing a lawsuit, poor representation or other errors
  • Accountant malpractice — such as negligent tax preparation
  • Architect malpractice
  • Engineering malpractice
  • Banking and securities malpractice
  • Real estate agent and mortgage broker malpractice

Malpractice claims require a high level of proof that the professional or organization made a substantial error, and that the victim was directly and substantially harmed.

For example, to succeed in a legal malpractice claim, you must show that you would have won the underlying case if not for the attorney’s error. Medical malpractice cases require extensive medical record research, and for a well-qualified doctor in the same general field of medicine to attest that the standard of care was breached and that the breach was the proximate cause of the injuries suffered by the claimant. Malpractice claims can be very expensive to pursue; a provable claim must be confirmed, then assessed for the cost-efficiency of prosecution.

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General Business Litigation and Mediation

From external threats such as intellectual property disputes to internal quarrels such as partnership disputes, business disagreements present distractions and potentially needless costs to the ultimate objective of the business — making money.

Contract Disputes Attorney in Scottsdale & Phoenix
The Law Offices of William D. Black, located in Scottsdale and Phoenix, protects the business litigation interests of companies of all sizes. Whether you are prosecuting or defendant a breach of contract claim or already involved in litigation, our firm offers creative solutions and, if necessary, aggressive advocacy, always working to respect your bottom line.

The business litigation lawyer who gets results for Arizona commercial disputes clients is William D. Black — a former business owner and corporate officer with wide experience in business litigation. Look to us for the innovative, resourceful and responsive representation you need and the attentive personal service you deserve.

The Law Offices of William D. Black — Boutique Law Firm Dedicated to Your Success
General business litigation practice area in which we have successfully undertaken representation include:

  • Contract disputes over purchase or sale of goods and services
  • Contract disputes involving breach of employment agreements
  • All other contract disputes
  • Internal disputes between partners or shareholders
  • Business dissolution and business divorce
  • Litigation arising from acquisitions, mergers or financing
  • Construction litigation (non-performance and other issues)
  • Civil tort claims (personal injury, fraud)
  • Stockholder lawsuits
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Employment matters (non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements,
  • non-solicitation agreements, and severance and anti-piracy agreements)
  • Commercial collections actions
  • Enforcement of contracts (judgments, specific performance)

In his more than 30 years of practice, William D. Black has assisted his clients in resolving a variety of business disputes involving contracts, licensing, real estate, construction, equipment leases, and purchase agreements. His extensive knowledge of business law and record of successful representation as a trial lawyer can provide his clients with a decided advantage in business mediation, arbitration or litigation.

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Non-Compete and Anti-Piracy Lawyer

The Law Offices of William D. Black has more than 30 years of experience with the handling of business tort lawsuits.

Non-Solicitation Agreement Attorney William D. Black Protects Your Rights
These legal matters include claims regarding interference with business relationships, breach of fiduciary duties, business libel, slander and defamation (including Internet defamation), and other disputes concerning non-compete, non-solicitation and non-piracy agreements.

We also process many claims involving shareholder disputes or business divorces.

We have been successful in obtaining maximum compensation for damages to many of our Arizona business clients, both individual and corporate.

The Law Offices of William D. Black has a track record of success in finding innovative solutions and getting the best results possible for our clients. Scottsdale attorney William D. Black is a lawyer who focuses on client needs and has a proven record of success. For business tort, non-compete, non-solicitation and anti-piracy dispute resolution, contact the Law Offices of William D. Black to get optimal results in Scottsdale or Phoenix.

Experienced Trial Lawyer Serving Arizona Businesses for More Than 30 Years
William D. Black has been practicing law in the Phoenix metropolitan area for more than 30 years and has considerable experience with restrictive covenants in business employment contracts and other agreements. He has handled business litigation involving both the enforcement of and defense against such restrictive covenants. These include:

  • Non-compete agreements: in which the employee agrees to not engage in any activity that would be in direct competition with the employer for a set amount of time after termination of employment
  • Non-solicitation agreements: in which the employee agrees to not solicit clients’ accounts or employees away from the employer’s business for a set amount of time after termination of employment
  • Anti-piracy agreements: skilled legal assistance that protects your business trademark and copyright and other forms of intellectual property right against misappropriation and/or infringement, and defenses against related false claims

While we have resources of a much larger firm — we pride ourselves in the boutique, personalized service we provide for our clients. When appropriate, we team with other forensic experts and “of counsel” specialists to assure optimal results for the client. We take the time to get to know our clients and their legal issues so that we can efficiently serve their needs. We strive to make ourselves accessible to clients whenever reasonably possible throughout the course of representation, so that all client questions and concerns can be promptly addressed.

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Business Defamation and Contract Disputes Attorney

Words can hurt. They can cause tangible economic loss. If the false statements, gossip or groundless accusations by another person ends up affecting your employment status or seriously damages your reputation, you may have grounds for a defamation lawsuit.

Scottsdale Libel and Slander Attorney
The Law Offices of William D. Black in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona has successfully sued on behalf of Scottsdale area clients for libelous, slanderous and defamatory statements. Not every false or nasty statement or rumor constitutes actionable defamation, but those that do can be very serious. Contact us today for a free case evaluation to discuss your potential claim.

Proving Defamation

  • Libel is written defamation. It could be an e-mail, a letter, an official report, a published article.
  • Slander is spoken defamation. It could be public statements, workplace gossip, or accusations of misconduct.
  • Re-publication – repeating a libelous or slanderous statement made by someone else – is not a defense. It is still considered defamatory.

In order to sue for monetary damages, the defamation must cause a real and irreparable harm or public humiliation:

  • A person accused a gentleman, a security guard, of making bomb threats, and police arrested him. Although he was not charged with a crime, he was terminated and not able to get work in the security industry after the incident. In this case, he has a cause of action.
  • Another gentleman was accused of hacking into a former employer’s computer. Although he did not lose his job, he was told that he would not get the security clearance to move up in the company. His employment opportunities were unnecessarily limited, and he suffered financially. He too has an actionable claim.
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Business Sales & Acquisitions Attorney

The purchase or sale of a business involves numerous legal issues that must all be resolved in a satisfactory manner to protect the interests of both the buyer and seller. The Law Offices of William D. Black has helped facilitate numerous acquisitions and sales of businesses in the Phoenix area and throughout the State of Arizona.

Business Mergers and Acquisitions
We can advise and represent you at all stages of the process, including:

  • Preliminary discussions
  • Tactical decisions relating to asset sales/stock sales/mergers
  • Negotiation of a letter of intent
  • Drafting of a confidentiality agreement
  • Drafting and finalizing a formal purchase contract
  • Drafting consulting agreements with the seller
  • Undertaking due diligence
  • Closing
  • Post-closing adjustments

A Phoenix business attorney and a CPA or financial advisor should be involved in the transaction as early as possible. They can be very helpful at structuring the deal. Proper professional representation is extremely important even in early discussion stages, so that the professionals do not end up having to undo what has already been started. The entrepreneur seeking to buy a business has a different set of interests from the owner who is seeking to sell.

The Law Offices of William D. Black has substantial experience advising clients on both sides of business sales transactions. Whether you want to buy a business, sell a business, or transition a business to your children, our firm will work to facilitate the transaction while protecting your rights and interests.

Helping Business Owners Build Profitable Businesses
After helping a client buy a business, our firm often continues to advise the new business owner in matters involving employment law, commercial real estate, legal risk management, and other aspects of forming a business. We take great professional pride in helping Arizona business owners build and profit from their business ventures.

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