Las Vegas Slip and Fall Injury Attorney
Seeking the fair compensation you deserve
Did you slip and fall on someone else’s property? Were you at the grocery store, a hotel or casino, or your favorite mall? If you are injured from your fall, it makes sense to explore your options for compensation, especially if you believe the property owner’s negligence caused your injury. We are prepared to advocate on your behalf if you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner.
Was the walkway or floor slippery or covered in debris?An injury from a slip and fall can hurt more than just your pride. Broken bones, concussions, and other serious injuries can lead to emergency room visits, expensive medical bills, and missed work.
What constitutes a slip and fall accident?
“Slip and fall” is a term used in personal injury cases when a person is injured after slipping or tripping on someone else’s property.A “slip and fall” usually falls under a category of cases known as “premise liability” claims. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you navigate a slip and fall case. Each case is contingent upon proving whether a property owner acted carefully to prevent slip and falls from happening on their property, and whether you acted carelessly in avoiding the situation that resulted in your injury.
What are the Nevada state laws to consider?
In Nevada, the owner of a residence or commercial property is required to keep their premise or location reasonably safe. The complexities of slip and fall cases differ from client to client, but two Nevada laws to keep in mind are the statute of limitations for filing a case and Nevada’s “comparative negligence” rule, which may limit your right to recover compensation if you are partially responsible for your accident.
Nevada’s statute of limitations to file a lawsuit for injuries to a person, or for the death of a person, due to negligence is two years from the date the injury occurred. Thus, if you have been injured because of a slip and fall, you must bring a lawsuit against the property owner, or responsible party, within two years of the date of your injury. It is best to consult an attorney as soon as you can after the accident happens so we can help your properly investigate your claim.
Even if you are sure that the property owner is responsible for your injuries, in Nevada the “comparative negligence” rule will determine how much compensation you are entitled to receive if you are found partially negligent. For example, if you were consuming alcohol at a Las Vegas hotel or casino the evening you fell, you may be partially responsible for your injuries.As long as you are less than 50 percent responsible for the slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. This type of issue is especially important to discuss with your personal injury attorney.
Help when you are hurt by negligence
When you Call Christine, you will find a passionate attorney who is interested in hearing your story and prepared to fight for your rights. If you’ve been injured in Las Vegas, Call Christine at (702) 986-0000 and set up a consultation today!