Property owners are required to uphold an adequate level of safety for the patrons that visit their premises. One of the most common ways property owners fail in this responsibility is by neglecting to remediate faulty or inadequate lighting. Poor lighting in stairwells, parking garages, or hallways puts patrons at risk of suffering severe slip and fall injuries or being assaulted by a criminal lurking in the dark.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a faulty lighting accident, a premises liability attorney at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP can help you seek compensation for any physical, emotional, or financial damage incurred. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation!
Depending on where the incident took place, the injuries sustained in a faulty lighting accident can range from the minor and insignificant to the severe and crippling. Injuries from falls caused by poor lighting may include the following.
In more extreme cases, or in situations where the victim is elderly, falls or collisions caused by faulty lighting accidents can be fatal.
To file a liability claim and pursue compensation for any economic or non-economic damages incurred, the plaintiff must prove that the property owner was aware of the issue and negligent in remediating the problem. The plaintiff must also prove that the negligence demonstrated led to their or a loved one’s injury. Compensable damages a claimant may seek in a premises liability case may include the following.
If you or a loved one are injured in any kind of faulty lighting accident, the immediate concern should be receiving prompt medical attention. Even in situations where the injuries seem minor, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, and your eventual premises liability claim will benefit from having a medical report on file. If possible, gather photographic, or video evidence of the area made hazardous by the faulty lighting. Also, inform the business’s staff of what happened and make sure you receive a copy of their incident report. Gathering these pieces of evidence and filing your premises liability claim early on will be crucial to building a compelling case. Wait too long, and a negligent property owner may try to cover up the incident to avoid being held accountable.
Our team of dedicated civil litigation attorneys have plenty of experience filing premises liability claims and gathering the necessary evidence to build a winning case. On their own, victims could be tricked into settling for less than they’re rightfully owed by a business’s insurance company or team of lawyers.
Don’t wait — per Nevada’s statute of limitations regarding premises liability cases, victims only have a two-year window to make their claims. To ensure maximum compensation is earned and that your rights are protected, contact our trusted Nevada law firm to receive a free faulty lighting accident case consultation!