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Premises Liability Attorneys In Nevada

To access many of Las Vegas’ luxury hotels, casinos, malls, and entertainment venues, patrons must first use a parking garage. These parking structures aren’t exactly known for their architectural excellence and are often cramped, dimly-lit, and hard to navigate. Unfortunately, these less-than-ideal conditions can be hazardous to pedestrians, resulting in severe injuries or worse.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a parking garage, you may be entitled to compensation from a negligent property owner for physical injuries, emotional suffering, or financial losses. To discuss your options, contact one of our premises liability attorneys today for a free case consultation!

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Common Parking Garage Hazards

It’s not uncommon for parking garage owners to ignore safety issues and hazards that put their patrons at risk. In particular, property owners may avoid remediating cracked or uneven pavement that may cause pedestrians to trip and fall. Not to mention, the pavement in parking garages can easily become slippery, and attendants may not place proper warning signage near wet areas. In cases like these, contact our slip and fall lawyers immediately. Other common causes of injuries within parking garages include:

  • Exposed Rebar
  • Broken Glass & Debris
  • Poorly-Maintained Stairwells

Establishing Liability In Parking Garage Accidents

Property owners are legally responsible for upholding adequate levels of safety and security on their site’s premises. In a premises liability case, there are a few things plaintiffs must prove to establish their claim:

  • The defendant was aware of an issue
  • The defendant was negligent in addressing the issue
  • The defendant’s negligence caused the injury
  • The plaintiff was allowed access to the site

Proving these things can be a lot for a victim to tackle by themselves. Luckily, our expert civil litigation lawyers can help injured parties determine who the current property owner is, establish liability, prove negligence, and obtain maximum compensation for any physical, emotional, or financial damages.

What Compensation Can Be Recovered In A Parking Garage Accident?

If a property owner’s negligence resulted in injury to you or a loved one, there are numerous subsequent health-related costs and damages you may be eligible to seek as compensation. Compensable damages victims can seek include:

  • Medical Expenses (ambulance costs, prescription prices, etc.)
  • Loss Of Present & Future Wages
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Therapy
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Punitive Damages
  • Wrongful Death

What To Do Following A Parking Garage Accident

Upon hearing about an on-site accident, property owners or managers may attempt to cover up the site’s hazards before victims can lay claim for their injuries. For this reason, it is paramount that victims build their premises liability cases as soon as possible. Following an injury in a parking garage victims should:

  • Seek medical attention. Even in instances of seemingly insignificant injury, victims should promptly receive the help of a medical professional to ensure the wound is treated. A medical report on resulting injuries will be crucial in solidifying a plaintiff’s claims as well.
  • Take photos and videos. Knowing that staff may try to cover up the issue that caused an injury, victims should ensure they have photographic evidence of the hazard(s) that caused their injury. Record the wound itself, the scene, and even witness statements.
  • Speak to the staff. Inform the staff of what happened and ask for a copy of their incident report. If possible, speak to a manager and take their information: name, title, and numbers for contact.
  • Call our lawyers. It is in a victim’s best interest to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Per Nevada law, there is a two-year window in which victims can pursue personal liability claims. A civil attorney can help victims open and close that case, having earned rightful compensation, expeditiously.
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How A Personal injury Attorney Can Help

As one of the most popular tourist sites in the world, Las Vegas companies and corporations can afford to keep teams of lawyers on their payroll. Unfortunately, these teams can be effective at minimizing compensation sought by claimants, if not dismiss them entirely. Luckily, this isn’t a battle you have to fight alone. Our highly-qualified premises liability attorneys know the industry well and help build cases that will earn clients their commensurate compensation.

Contact the law offices of Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today to begin building your case!

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