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Premises Liability Lawyers In Nevada

Per Nevada law, residential property managers and landlords are responsible for upholding reasonable safety and habitability levels across their premises. Unfortunately, landlords may occasionally neglect their duty to remediate hazards on their property. Should this negligence lead to a tenant’s injury, the victim has the right to seek compensation for any physical, emotional, or financial damages incurred.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a landlord’s negligence, one of our experienced civil attorneys can help you file a premises liability claim. Contact Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today to receive a free, no-obligation case consultation!

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Common Hazards On Rental Properties

Landlords can’t be held liable for every accident that occurs on their property, but they are responsible for keeping tenants safe by addressing and anticipating safety hazards. Some of the most common hazards that result in tenant injury on rental properties include:

  • Inadequate Lighting In Stairwells
  • Uneven Pavement
  • Slippery Surfaces
  • Fire Alarms Missing From Units
  • Lack Of Handrails On Stairways
  • Loose Bricks Or Tiles
  • Exposed Electrical Wires
  • Unsanitary Living Conditions
  • Lack Of Security
  • Potholes
  • Cluttered Walkways
  • General Disrepair

What Compensation Can I Seek In A Premises Liability Case?

If a landlord’s unreasonable actions or inaction resulted in harm befalling you or a loved one, there are several damages the injured party can seek as compensation. Economic and non-economic damages that qualify for compensation include the following.

  • Medical Expenses
  • Therapy Bills
  • Pain & Suffering

Establishing Landlord Liability

To file a premises liability lawsuit, the plaintiff must first prove that there was a hazard on the premises, their landlord knew of the danger, and that the hazard resulted in the injured party’s bodily harm. Cases in which the incident took place within the claimant’s unit or home are generally disregarded unless the accident was due to the landlord’s lack of repairs or shoddy workmanship.

Occasionally, victims can hold landlords responsible for failing to foresee a third party’s actions and take appropriate security measures. For example, if a landlord neglected to replace the bulb in a street lamp, allowing a criminal to assault a tenant in the dark, the landlord could be considered responsible.

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How We Can Help

If you’ve suffered needlessly due to a landlord’s negligence, don’t let them off the hook — contact a premises liability attorney at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP. Our litigation lawyers are standing by, ready to help you build a compelling case and win maximum compensation. Without an experienced attorney’s guidance, victims may be persuaded to settle for less than they’re owed or have claims dismissed entirely.

Don’t wait — schedule a case consultation with one of our civil litigation attorneys today!

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