How a Vegas Personal Injury Attorney Proves Fault in a Slip and Fall Case
If a slip and fall accident causes you serious injury, a Vegas personal injury attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Thousands of people suffer injuries every year caused by slipping, tripping or falling on a flight of stairs, uneven ground or slippery surface. Common injuries from this type of accident include contusions, fractures, concussions and even severe spinal cord or brain trauma.
The first thing a lawyer will do is determine who is responsible for the accident. The property owner is not always at fault when someone falls and receives injuries. You have an obligation to pay attention to where you are walking and if you trip or slip in something that a reasonable person would see and avoid, you cannot expect the property owner to pay for your own negligence.
To hold the property owner liable for damages following a slip and fall accident, you must prove one of the following conditions is true:
- The property owner or an employee was aware the surface was dangerous but failed to do anything about it.
- The property owner or an employee should have known the surface was dangerous because a reasonable individual would have discovered the danger and repaired or removed it.
- The property owner or employee did something to cause the surface to be dangerous by spilling a liquid, causing a worn spot or leaving an object underfoot.
If the property owner or an employee failed to take reasonable steps to ensure the surface was safe, you are entitled to receive compensation for medical treatment for your injuries and lost income during your recovery and rehabilitation.
All claims in Nevada must be filed within two years from the date of the accident, so do not delay calling Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez Law Firm at 702-388-GGRM (4476) to speak to a Vegas personal injury attorney.