If you were injured in a slip and fall caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to seek compensation for your slip and fall injury. You could have a long road to recovery ahead of you, and your injuries could even end up leaving lasting damage that affects your life going forward. Your compensation could reflect the many losses related to your accident.
There are a few factors to consider first, however, and some of them could influence whether or not your personal injury case is successful.
Types of Compensation You Can Seek in a Slip and Fall Accident
Slip-and-falls can result in broken bones, cuts, and even traumatic brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are even more dangerous for older people, who could end up with a broken hip, internal bleeding, and continued mobility issues.
Slip and fall injuries can be severe, and your compensation could account for all of the adverse effects a slip and fall can have on your life. Your compensation could help you cover:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Future loss of earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment
- Pain and suffering (past and future)
We will need to gather evidence of your losses in order to pursue a successful claim on your behalf. If, for instance, you have no medical records indicating that you were injured, your ability to seek full and fair compensation could be more limited.
How a Lawyer from Our Team Can Help You File a Strong Claim
Hiring a lawyer cannot guarantee a particular outcome for your personal injury case, but an attorney will do everything possible to hold the negligent parties accountable and show that you are entitled to seek compensation for your slip and fall injury.
Quickly File Your Case
Per NRS §11.190(4)(e), you have just two years to file your personal injury case. That time can pass quickly as you recover from your injuries, get back to work, and return to your normal life. We will make sure that you do not miss your window to file your case.
Fight for Fair Compensation
Your injury may have resulted in medical bills and lost wages. You may have future care costs to worry about, and there is your past and future pain and suffering to consider, as well. We will calculate what compensation is fair, and fight for it on your behalf.
Name Liable Parties
Whether it is a property owner, a contractor, or a maintenance company that created the unsafe conditions that led to your slip and fall injury, we will hold the liable parties accountable for the pain you suffered.
Serve as Your Point of Communication
You do not need to speak to the other involved parties in your personal injury case. We can handle all communications for you and keep you updated on any progress.
We will gather the evidence needed to make your case, including surveillance footage, safety records, and eyewitness accounts.
Make Your Case in Court if Necessary
If a settlement cannot be reached, we will fight for the best possible legal outcome for you and your family in court.
Property Owners Owe You a Duty of Care
When you are invited onto someone’s property or into a place of business, that property owner owes you what is known as “a duty of care.” This means that they are responsible for maintaining conditions that are safe and free of hazards. If their home or place of business was not safe and they did not take steps to address the issue, you may be able to pursue damages.
That being said, you are not owed a duty of care if you were not invited onto the premises. You must also show that you were not visiting a restricted area of the premises.
This means that:
- In accordance with NRS §41.515, trespassers are not afforded the same courtesies as invitees.
- If you were in an area that was clearly marked “Employees Only,” that could make it harder to pursue compensation.
Proving Negligence in Your Case
In most cases, you need to be able to show that the property owner was negligent in order to seek compensation. In other words, there was a hazard, the hazard should have been known or obvious to the property owner, and they did nothing about it.
If you can show that the property owner was negligent, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your slip and fall injury.
Call Our Attorneys Today for Your Free Consultation
If you suffered a slip and fall injury, there is no reason to pursue your case on your own. Instead, contact Bernstein & Poisson and learn more about your legal options.
A free consultation will help you determine whether you are entitled to seek compensation for your slip and fall injury. We have over 60 years of combined experience and we are ready to put it to work for you and your family.