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Premises Liability Attorneys In Nevada

Property owners are responsible for maintaining reasonable safety and security levels on their site’s premises, as failure to do so could result in serious harm to their visitors. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of injury that pedestrians suffer due to property owners’ negligence. Whether the incident took place on commercial or residential property, slip-and-fall victims have the right to seek compensation for any emotional, physical, or financial damages experienced. Our Nevada personal injury attorneys can help ensure victims receive a favorable settlement.

Per Nevada’s statute of limitations on premises liability claims, slip-and-fall victims must file within two years of the accident. If you or a loved one have suffered needlessly due to the negligence of an unreasonable property owner, don’t wait — contact our premises liability attorneys today for a free case consultation!

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Common Causes Of Slip & Fall Accidents

There are generally four categories of fall accidents — slip and fall, trip and fall, stump and fall, and step and fall. Each of these differs based on the cause of the accident. These accidents usually occur in a commercial setting, as neglectful property owners tend to avoid remediating or addressing dangerous on-site conditions to save time and money. The most common causes of fall accidents that may warrant a premises liability claim include the following.

  • Wet/Uneven Floors Lacking Proper Signage
  • Poorly Maintained Stairwells
  • Inadequate Lighting
  • Loose Floorboards
  • Frayed Carpeting
  • Cluttered Walkways
  • Ground Covered In Debris/Trash
  • Potholes

What Compensation Can Be Recovered In A Slip & Fall Accident?

Slip and fall injuries range from anything as minor as a twisted ankle to conditions as severe as broken bones, concussions, or paralysis. Beyond physical damages, victims may also incur trauma-related damages. In some instances, victims may even be able to make claims for property damage, such as an expensive watch or phone that was broken in the fall. Some of the most common damages claimants may seek compensation for include the following.

  • Medical Expenses & Therapy Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Property Damage
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Wrongful Death Of A Loved One

What To Do Following A Slip & Fall Accident

In premises liability cases, the key to earning a fair settlement is to build your claim as soon as possible following the accident. Immediately gathering and preserving evidence will be crucial to the outcome of a slip and fall case. Following a slip and fall accident, victims should:

  • Seek medical attention. Whether you’ve sustained severe or minor injuries, make sure to have a medical professional inspect and treat the wound. Without a medical report detailing the injuries, your case may be dismissed.
  • Record the scene. Take some time to thoroughly photograph and record the property hazard that caused the slip and fall. Be sure to do so before property owners can access and remediate the hazard in an attempt to cover up the property’s problem.
  • Identify witnesses. If any witness were present, ask them for their contact information and if they’d be willing to share what they saw as evidence for your claim.
  • Speak to the property’s staff. Find someone who works on the property and inform them of the accident. Be sure to take a copy of their incident report.
  • Contact our lawyers. As soon as possible, contact the civil litigation lawyers at our Nevada law firm. Time is of the essence in premises liability cases, and the sooner we can begin planning your claim, the better.
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How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

Without proper legal guidance, many slip-and-fall victims end up having their claims dismissed by insurance companies or unknowingly accept a settlement that’s worth less than they’re rightfully owed. At Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP, we are dedicated to ensuring our clients receive their full, rightful compensation for any damages they’ve endured.

Don’t go into this battle alone — our team of experienced slip and fall attorneys are standing by, ready to defend your rights, and back up your claim.

Contact us today to begin taking the necessary steps towards earning your commensurate compensation!

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