Slip and fall lawyer Las Vegas, NV
Accidents can happen anywhere, so if you’ve been injured due to negligence on another person’s property, you may need the services a slip and fall lawyer Las Vegas, NV has to offer at The Law Office of Eglet Adams. Las Vegas is a bustling place with a variety of things to do, it is no surprise that slip and fall accidents occur at many of the hotels, restaurants and shopping malls here. Regardless of where the slip and fall occurred, the injuries you sustained can be significant. An experienced attorney from our firm can help you obtain the compensation you deserve and get the negligent party to fix the hazard that caused you injury.
Duty of an Establishment
When you are in someone’s establishment, you expect that they take good care of it, especially if it is for use by the public. For example, a movie theater should be kept clean and trash should be removed from the theater before the next movie-goers arrive so there is not a tripping or falling hazard as they make their way through a dark theater.
Likewise, grocery stores should be kept hazard-free, especially since there is a possibility of water spilling or loose produce falling on the floor. When we visit a store, we rely on the staff to take care of it so there are no slipping and falling accidents.
However, this level of care does not always happen, and when a puddle is left in an aisle too long or trash is not picked up, slipping and falling can become a serious hazard. A slip and fall lawyer in Las Vegas knows that a slip and fall accident can be traumatic and that there are certain things you will need to prove in your claim.
Filing a Slip and Fall Claim
A slip and fall is defined as a personal injury case where the plaintiff slips, trips or is injured on property or premises owned by someone else. Slip and fall accidents can be caused by:
- Uneven walking surfaces
- Poor lighting
- Unstable stairs
- Loose railings
- A hazardous item in a walking path
- Wet or slippery surfaces
Slip and fall accidents typically occur at:
- Retail stores
- Grocery stores
- Stadiums and arenas
- Theme parks
- Parking lots or garages
The main factor that will need to be determined in your slip and fall claim is liability. More often than not, these types of accidents occur due to the negligence of a property owner, property management company or an employee. You will need to be able to identify who the potentially liable parties are and prove their negligence.
With help from a slip and fall lawyer in NV, victims can place liability on another party for a slip and fall accident. The victim must be able to prove that the responsible party failed to recognize a dangerous condition, failed to remove or repair it, or that the responsible party caused a dangerous condition which lead to the accident. Our team can attempt to gather evidence or expert testimony to further prove that the property owner, manager or employee was liable for your accident.
What To Do If You’ve Been Injured
While many slip and fall incidents cause minor injury, it is common for individuals to sustain severe injuries. Injuries for slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Pelvic injuries
- Torn ligaments
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important that you reach out to The Law Firm of Eglet Adams as soon as possible. The more time that passes between the incident and when you take legal action, the harder it is to prove that the injuries you sustained were caused by the slip and fall.
Eglet Adams Experienced Slip and Fall Lawyer
Eglet Adams has plenty of experience helping victims of slip and fall injuries get the compensation they deserve. A few verdicts and settlements we have obtained for slip and fall clients include:
- $495,000 in 2017 for a client who fell at an apartment complex
- $2,492,310 in 2012 for a client who fell in a grocery store
- $5,551,435 in 2009 for a client who fell in a restaurant
- $2,296,849 in 2007 for a client who fell in a grocery store
- $1,249,514 in 2003 for a client who fell in a restaurant
When a Store or Establishment is Liable for Slip and Fall
There are a few things that must occur for an establishment to be found liable for your slip and fall accident:
- The accident must have happened on the property.
- The business that owns the property was negligent in some way.
- This negligence specifically caused your accident.
- The accident resulted in injuries.
This may seem like many things, but the truth is that you simply need to show that a property owner’s negligence caused you to become injured. If you fell on a property—even if it was their fault—and were not injured in any way, there would be no compensation for you to claim, unless the falling caused some type of personal property damage.
Who You Should Sue
If you choose to sue, you may not be sure if you should sue the owner of the store or the landlord of the property. This is a great question and it will depend on what caused the accident. For example, if there was a structural issue with the property you were on that caused you to slip and fall, you would most likely sue the landlord of the property since it is their responsibility to take care of the property.
On the other hand, if you slipped in a grocery store because the lighting was dim and there was a massive puddle on the floor that staff members had not cleaned up, you would sue the store owner.
What To Do When Making a Claim
When you decide to make a personal injury claim after a slip and fall accident, always make sure you have done your due diligence by gathering evidence and seeing a medical professional as soon as possible after the accident. To see how we can help you with your claim, please contact a NV slip and fall lawyer in Las Vegas, without delay.
Contact The Law Office of Eglet Adams, to speak with a Nevada slip and fall lawyer over a free initial consultation, where an attorney can assess your individual case and determine how to proceed.
Disclaimer: Past results do not guarantee, warrant, or predict future cases.