Las Vegas Slip And Fall Attorney
Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Personal Injury Law
If you have been injured due to a slip and fall or trip and fall accident on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for the cost of your medical treatment. The Las Vegas, Nevada personal injury attorneys at Bellisario Law want to be there for you. If we can prove that the property owner did not take reasonable steps to provide a safe environment for you, you have the right to demand financial recovery from the person or company. In most cases, the cost of your medical treatment, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and pain and suffering will be covered by the building owner’s insurance policy.
When you or an individual is unaware of potential hazards due to inadequate warnings, that would be considered a case for a personal injury claim. This includes if the property owner was aware of unsafe conditions and made no effort to warn others of the hazards, make reasonable repairs, or take appropriate action.
Do I Have A Slip and Fall Injury Case?
The primary cause of slip and falls are wet floors that have not been made known by signs and warnings. Failure to provide adequate warnings or barriers around wet floors is a negligent action, at the owner’s expense. These injuries are preventable and should be taken seriously by the owner of the premises, as severe injuries can occur.
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Some examples of preventable slip and fall injuries are, but not limited to:
- Failure to not use non-slip prevention or non-slip equipment
- Improper waxing of floors or inadequate sign postage
- Sloping surfaces with no warnings
- Unsafe, slippery, or sloping stairs
An individual who has experienced a slip and fall can suffer from several serious injuries, which include:
- Brain Injuries
- Back or Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken or Fractured Hips
If you have experienced a trip and fall, these cases are similar to slip and falls but result in different types of injuries from different types of premises hazards and dangers. The owner of the facility would still be considered liable for your damages and suffering because of the neglect of the physical maintenance of the property.
Some examples that lead to a trip and fall injury include:
- Torn or ripped carpeting
- Carpeting that has lumped or creased
- Chipped or gauged laminate flooring
- Floor mats with curled edges
- Holes in sidewalks, parking areas, or yards
- Uneven sidewalk slabs
In order to protect your rights, the following steps will help establish your losses and file an efficient lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Remember to immediately take pictures of the scene. This prevents the owner to claim exaggeration on your part. Photographing the property will also prevent anyone from tampering with the scene or make quick repairs to cover up the incident. Include several photos of the exact location where the property was neglected or damaged and photos of the injuries you have sustained.
Seek immediate medical treatment. By seeking emergency services, a record of the incident and your injuries will be established. Avoiding this step could be dangerous as you may have an injury that has a long-term repercussion that you are not aware of.
Be sure to obtain any contact information of the witness present during the incident. We may be able to use their testimony in your favor if they are able to recall the details of the incident.
Report the incident to the owner of the property. There is no need for a lengthy discussion and do not let individual corner you into answering too many questions without your personal injury attorney present. Once the owner knows about the incident, he or she can get the issue taken care of to avoid any other injuries of another individual.
If you are involved in a slip and fall or trip and fall incident, do not hesitate to take action. It is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain secure environment for their guests. When you are injured because the owner of the premises did not take reasonable action to provide a safe setting, you may be entitled to compensation. Our slip and fall attorneys at Bellisario Law will be there to seek financial recovery for your medical bills and pain and suffering. The property owner is liable for your injuries and we intend on helping you get the justice you deserve.