Slip and Fall Injury lawyers in Spring Valley NV
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible for compensation to help pay for your damages. When a property owner does not properly maintain their premises, and their negligence results in injuries, they can be held liable for their actions.
You have legal rights, and we can help you exercise them. To learn more, call us today for a free consultation at (702) 707-5934. We are available to answer your questions.
You Typically Have Two Years to File a Lawsuit
Property owners are required to reasonably maintain the condition of their premises and are liable for any damages that occur as a result of their failure. Slip and fall accident victims can file lawsuits against the parties liable for their injuries. However, they must do so within two years from the date of their accidents, per NRS §11.190(4)(e).
There are many benefits to taking prompt legal action. First, when you act quickly, more evidence may be available to you. For instance, if you slipped and fell at a store, security camera footage may have captured your accident. Additionally, witnesses may have seen you fall.
However, over time, footage can get automatically deleted. People can forget certain details. Your lawyer will do everything in their power to build your case, but they will need ample time to do so. A representative from Bernstein & Poisson can explain more when you call us today.
Explaining Negligence in a Premises Liability Case
To determine whether a slip and fall is the result of negligence, it is necessary to evaluate the cause of the accident and the conditions of the property on which it happened. In order to prove negligence, there are four factors that must be demonstrated.
Per the American Bar Association (ABA), these factors include:
Duty of Care
It must first be established that the property owner owed guests a “duty of care.” A property owner’s duty of care depends on the premises’ purpose. Every property owner must employ certain measures to keep visitors safe.
But some property owners, such as business owners, have a higher expectation to keep their properties safe. They are expected to consistently inspect their properties and correct any unsafe conditions that might develop. If they cannot correct a hazard, they must, at a minimum, warn visitors and seal off the area.
Breach of Duty of Care
If a property owner does not maintain their property to a reasonable standard, they have “breached” their duty of care to visitors. This could include failing to warn guests of a hazard or remedy the danger itself.
If it is proven that a property owner breached their duty of care, then it must be established that the breach caused the victim’s injury. For example, if a property owner failed to clean up a spill, and a visitor slipped and fell, the property owner is considered to have caused the accident.
The final element that must be met to prove negligence is that the accident caused the victim damages.
If all four of these conditions are met, the property owner can be held liable for your injuries. If you believe that your slip and fall is the result of another party’s negligence, you may want to work with a Spring Valley slip and fall injury lawyer. A lawyer can evaluate your case and provide legal advice.
A lawyer can also help you plan your next steps and represent you throughout the course of your case. To learn more, call Bernstein & Poisson today at (702) 707-5934.
What a Slip and Fall Damage Award Covers
A slip and fall damage award compensates victims for two types of losses: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages compensate claimants for any financial losses related to their injuries. That does not just include expenses like medical bills and the cost of traveling to and from appointments; it also includes any lost income, both past and future. If you are looking at a lengthy recovery period and will not be able to return to work in the near future as a result, economic damages will cover these losses.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, serve to compensate victims for non-financial losses. Although money can never truly reimburse a victim for their pain and suffering, the civil justice system attempts to provide some solace for those losses in the form of monetary compensation.
Non-economic damages compensate victims for their past and future suffering, mental anguish, incapacitating and permanent injuries, disfigurement, and the other effects an injury can have on a victim’s overall quality of life.
Our Nevada Law Firm Is Here to Serve Your Legal Interests
If you have suffered a slip and fall accident, a Spring Valley slip and fall injury lawyer can help you get justice. The party responsible for your accident should be held liable for your losses.
We want to see victims get the justice they deserve and are willing to fight for it on their behalf. To see how we can help you, call us for a free consultation at (702) 707-5934. Let us start building your case today.
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