SCHNEIDER & ONOFRY, P.C., ATTORNEYS AT LAW
JON D. SCHNEIDER
CHARLES D. ONOFRY
TIMOTHY B. O`CONNOR
JOSEPH B. SWAN, JR.
Schneider & Onofry attorneys have handled thousands of premises liability cases, from a simple slip and fall to complex construction site accidents.
There are a few general principles that make Arizona premises liability claims unique. Arizona still follows the common law distinctions recognized between invitees, licensees, and trespassers. But beyond that, the difference between liability, non-liability, and passing liability onto another responsible entity requires a working knowledge of the interplay between Arizona’s rules regarding several liability, non-parties at fault, and the non-delegable duty owed by property owners.
In many cases, the property owner cannot avoid initial legal responsibility, but may pass that liability onto another entity through a proper tender of defense seeking indemnity. Indemnity law in Arizona is complicated, but S&O has handled hundreds of disputes regarding the interpretation of various indemnity agreements.
Because Arizona is an attractive tourism and convention locale, Arizona’s hospitality industry is particularly vulnerable to premises liability claims. Schneider & Onofry attorneys have represented numerous entities in the hospitality industry, including restaurants, hotels, bars, and resorts. We regularly defend such businesses in a wide range of premises liability and related issues, such as liquor liability, negligent security, slip and fall claims, criminal conduct of third-parties, false imprisonment and food-born illness claims.
Our attorneys have significant experience in advising hospitality clients on how to prevent accidents and lawsuits. We collaborate with clients in evaluating staff training procedures, creating actions plans for defending against certain cases or scenarios, and educating staff on the potential consequences of violations. We also advise clients on how to comply with the most recent Arizona dram shop laws.
Schneider & Onofry has the collective experience of over 300 jury trials, 500 arbitrations, and literally thousands of general liability cases. Individual honors for Jon Schneider, Chuck Onofry and their senior colleagues include:
Schneider & Onofry attorneys are committed to efficiently evaluate and litigate cases. This is the result of handling literally thousands of general liability cases and understanding the importance of a cost/benefit approach to discovery.
The Importance of Early Evaluations and Setting Reserves. We know the importance of evaluations and the reserve process and believe that, in the majority of cases where there has been a preliminary investigation, we can provide an accurate evaluation that will hold up through the life of the case within 90-120 days of answering the complaint.
Billing/Budgets. We are accustomed to and understand the importance of timely reporting, working within budgets, and adhering to billing guidelines. We have adopted to those insurers which have replaced traditional paper invoicing with a paperless system such as is used with Legal Exchange, Counselink, Legal Solutions, Extranet, Allegient, and many others.
Technology. We use the latest technology in the office and courtroom, which has dramatically enhanced the exchange of information and reduced the cost of litigation to our clients.
Schneider & Onofry is committed to serving carriers with claims in Yuma County. Since 2009, we have been the only insurance defense firm with an established office and active day-to-day practice in Yuma. We welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss how we might help you succeed in Yuma County’s unique legal, business and cultural environment.
Yuma is a border town with unique characteristics. It has very much a small-town feel, although the county has doubled in size within the last 20 years and now has an effective population of over 200,000. The community’s economy is anchored by highly sophisticated agricultural and distribution industries and the presence of a U.S. Marine Corps air station. The area’s economic sectors and ethnic and socioeconomic diversity are reflected in each jury panel assembled in superior court.
Most defense firms leverage their work by having associates handle the day-to-day activities, with the partner mostly supervising. That is not the case with Schneider & Onofry. In Yuma, your claim will be handled directly by either Jon Schneider or Chuck Onofry, both of whom have substantial experience. They continue to handle claims from start to finish, meaning they are steeped in all aspects of investigation, discovery, motion practice, trials, post-trial motions, and any appeal.
Other unique benefits of using Schneider & Onofry in Yuma include:
Trust & Estate Planning
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Schneider & Onofry meets the legal needs of companies and individuals throughout Arizona from offices in Phoenix and Yuma.
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