Slip and Fall Personal Injuries in Las Vegas, Nevada

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If you have been in a slip and fall accident due to the fault or negligence of someone else, you need discuss your options with the personal injury attorneys at Albright Stoddard. Our premises injury attorneys will help you analyze the value and merits of your potential case. At Albright Stoddard, we understand what you are going through; the mounting medical bills, loss of wages as well as pain and suffering. We will listen to you and determine if you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation for your injury. We analyze the potential claims and defenses, medical issues and insurance coverage issues presented by your unique case.

Slip and fall injuries can vary in severity from minor to catastrophic. Due to the tens of millions of visitors to Las Vegas each year, it is not unusual for many of our cases to involve slip and fall injuries in a hotel or casino. The typical types of injuries from falls may include: bruises, contusions, concussions, broken bones, spinal cord injury, head and brain injury, soft tissue damage, bleeding, paralysis, loss of consciousness, and more.

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Who is responsible for paying my medical bills?

If you have been injured due to someone’s neglect then they should be held accountable for your injury and losses. We will diligently fight to hold the negligent party responsible for their carelessness. Many hotel casinos in Las Vegas are self insured. We are familiar with their stall tactics and their use of third party administrators to investigate the claim. When an accident or injury occurs to a visitor or tenant living on another person’s property, the owner of the property may be liable (legally responsible) if it can be proven that their negligence or recklessness led to the injury. If you have been injured through a slip and fall accident at someone else’s home or business which you believe may be a result of the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover the costs involved to pay for your medical bills, any lost earnings or other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress or permanent physical disability you have suffered.

In cases involving slip and fall accidents, generally plaintiffs must prove that the property owners either failed to maintain the property or created an unsafe condition which caused the injury, or knew about the dangerous premises or unsafe hazard but then did not alert visitors or tenants of the danger. Also important is whether or not the unsafe condition was permanent or temporary. In instances where the condition was temporary, the length of time it existed may have bearing on your ability to prove your case. For example, water spilled on the floor just seconds before the injury may not be negligent if there was not adequate time to discover and clean the spill.

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Who is responsible for my injury?

If you were injured of your own doing, then of course you are responsible for the injury and may be prevented from suing unless we can find someone else at fault. However if the injury is the fault of someone else, then they are responsible. For example, if you slip and fall in a store or business establishment because there is a wet floor and there is no sign warning you of the wet floor, then the owner of the establishment is responsible. In this case, you need to be sure that you have an experienced, aggressive attorney representing you. Of course it helps tremendously if you or someone you are with, immediately photograph the dangerous condition before it is changed by the store owner.

The trial attorneys at Albright Stoddard take pride in providing efficient, professional and aggressive representation to all of our clients. As one of the oldest and best litigation firms in Las Vegas, Nevada, we know how to build a good case and get you the compensation that you deserve after your injury.

What are the typical issues in a slip and fall personal injury case?

At Albright Stoddard, we offer free consultations to help you determine whether or not you have a meritorious personal injury case. If you decide to retain our law firm, we take your personal injury case on a contingency basis so that you do not need to pay until after the case is resolved. We consider the following questions:

1) Who are the parties involved?

2) Who was at fault?

3) How serious is the injury?

4) How has the accident affected your life?

5) What are the insurance coverage policy limits?

Why Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?

Over 70% of falls occur due to dangerous conditions and hazards in our environment. Dangerous conditions that cause slip and fall accidents frequently result from poor design or improper maintenance. Other hazards are created by the presence of slippery surfaces and substances, such as areas with food spillage or water leakage. Other injuries are the result of someone’s negligent act, such as leaving a hose or other object on a walkway or hallway.

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?

Slip and fall accidents can occur virtually everywhere – in a supermarket or shopping mall; at school or at an office; or on a sidewalk. They can happen in a hotel, casino or restaurant. Your slip and fall may be caused, for example, by a defect in flooring, which may be wet or uneven, or else it may be attributable to inadequate lighting that obstructs your ability to foresee a danger, or dangerous steps.

Contact us at Albright Stoddard:

If you or a loved one has suffered from a slip and fall injury and don’t know what to do or if you still have a question that has not been answered, call us at 702-384-7111 or email us at gma@albrightstoddard.com.

About the Authors: The law firm of Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright is an A-V Rated Nevada-based full-service law firm having attorneys licensed in Nevada, California and Utah. Our firm’s practice includes a strong emphasis on personal injury accidents. Call us at 866-944-9691.

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