Las Vegas Slip & Fall Lawyer
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere. Perhaps you slipped on a spilled puddle of liquid at the grocery store or tripped over a torn piece of carpet at a casino. While some accidents are genuinely nobody’s fault, a slip and fall is often the result of a property owner failing to exercise proper control over their premises. When that is the case, the accident victim can sue for damages.
At Cameron Law, PLLC, our skilled Las Vegas slip & fall lawyers represent people who have been injured in buildings and other premises open to the public. A slip and fall accident may not sound like a big deal. But we often represent clients who have incurred thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket costs following a preventable accident. So when the property owner’s negligence led to a slip and fall, you have the right to seek appropriate compensation under Nevada law.
When Is a Nevada Property Owner Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident?
A property owner must exercise a “reasonable duty of care” to anyone they allow on their premises. This is not the same thing as an absolute guarantee of safety. In other words, just because you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident while at the store, that does not automatically make the store’s owner liable for your damages.
Instead, the law requires some proof of the premises owner’s negligence. More precisely, as the plaintiff in a slip and fall case, you must produce evidence that the hazard that caused your fall was previously known to the owner–or would have been discovered through the exercise of reasonable care. For example, if you slipped on a puddle of water in a supermarket aisle, you must prove the store’s employees either knew that puddle was there and failed to clean it up, or that management failed to enforce appropriate policies to look out for potential spills that a customer could slip on.
Of course, even if the owner knew about the hazard, they still may not concede liability for the accident. Defendants in slip and fall cases often try to shift blame to the victim. For instance, the defense can argue the slipping hazard was “open and obvious” and the victim simply should have paid closer attention to where they were walking. The owner might also claim the victim was in an unauthorized area of their property not normally open to the public. An experienced slip and fall attorney can help you address these and other potential defenses when pursuing a personal injury claim.
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In a successful slip and fall case, the plaintiff can receive economic damages to cover their medical bills, lost income, and other costs arising from their accident. A court can also award non-economic damages as compensation for “pain and suffering” and other difficult-to-measure losses. So if you have been injured and would like to speak with a qualified Las Vegas slip and fall accident lawyer about your case, contact Cameron Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free initial consultation.