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Las Vegas Slip and Fall Attorneys

Contact our experienced Las Vegas slip and fall attorneys if you have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence.

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But, oftentimes this is not true for injuries suffered in Las Vegas. One of the most common injuries that occur in Las Vegas, Nevada is slip-and-fall accidents. Las Vegas houses around 43 million visitors every year. As  visitors flock to the Las Vegas Strip, slip and fall accidents are bound to happen in several large hotel chains.

Contact our top rated personal injury attorneys if you have been injured in a Las Vegas slip and fall accident. Our experienced attorneys always work to make sure that your rights are adequately represented, and we are available 24/7 via email and phone. We also have an office conveniently located in Las Vegas.

For example, if you have suffered a slip and fall accident in a Las Vegas hotel, you could file a lawsuit against the Las Vegas hotel for negligence. This is filed under the legal doctrine of premises liability.This liability holds the landowner accountable if they fail to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition.

Falls are the third leading cause of injury-related deaths in the US and each year, over 30,000 people die from injuries sustained in a fall at either home or work.

Most falls are preventable, though, and are due to the negligence of another person or employer. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall, you should contact a slip and fall attorney in Las Vegas right away to have a case evaluation.

An experienced attorney will be able to advise you on how to navigate the court process and can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

 How To Prove A Slip And Fall Accident In Las Vegas?

A slip and fall injury fall under the premises liability legal claim. In order to file a successful premise liability claim against the defendant, the experience Las Vegas attorney must have to prove:

  • The defendant was responsible for the property when the injury occurred
  • The defendant had a duty to visitors of the property
  • The visitor of the property was lawfully on the property
  • The defendant breached the duty he had to the visitor
  • Because they breached the duty, plaintiff suffered injuries
  • Plaintiff’s injuries are not worthy of seeking damages

All these elements must have strong evidence backing it up in order to be successful in your slip and fall accident claim. All these elements need to be met in order to seek compensation from the at-fault party. During your initial no-risk consultation, your Las Vegas personal injury attorney will determine whether or not you could establish these elements, and whether or not you have a valid claim for a slip and fall accident.

 What type of compensation could I receive for my slip-and-fall injury claim in Las Vegas?

The different damages you could receive depend on the circumstances of your slip and fall accident and injury. We use a variety of factors to determine what type of damages you could receive, such as the circumstances of the slip and fall accident, along with what exact injuries you have suffered. The different types of compensation you could receive include:

  • Lost wages: this occurs when you take time off from work because of the injuries suffered
  • Future lost income: this occurs when you have suffered permanent injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury, and are unable to return to work
  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy
  • Hospital stay
  • Assistance at home
  • Pain and suffering: this refers to the emotional trauma suffered as a result of the slip and fall injuries examples include depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents are due to the negligence of people or companies and include:

  • Wet floors with no hazard signs
  • Uneven surfaces, such as raised sidewalks
  • Cracks in concrete and no warning signs
  • Recently waxed floors with no warning signs
  • Loose floor mats or rugs
  • Potholes in parking lots
  • Spilled liquids that are not cleaned up
  • Unsalted ice

Common Injuries

A slip and fall accident could result in minor injuries but it could also have much more severe injuries for someone who is older. Some common injuries include:

  • Cuts, bruises, and scrapes
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Broken bones, sprains, dislocations
  • Spinal injuries
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Head injuries, like concussions or brain bleeds

In severe cases, especially if the person who falls is older than 65, these injuries could lead to long-term pain and suffering. Injuries can impact day-to-day life and limit a person’s ability to work, take care of children or other family members, and even do the things that they love to do.

 When do I have to file my slip-and-fall injury lawsuit in Las Vegas?

Each state has different statute of limitations personal injury laws that decide when a plaintiff could file a personal injury lawsuit in Nevada. If you have been injured in Nevada while traveling, it is important that you file your slip and fall accident claim within two years of your personal injury. The longer you wait to file a slip and fall claim, the more likely it is that evidence will be lost, and you will lose your right to file a lawsuit and collect compensation from the at fault party.

Who is Liable?

Some of the most common places that slip and fall accidents occur include bars and restaurants, stores, homes of friends or neighbors, public parking lots and sidewalks, gyms, and workplaces.

After a slip and fall accident, you should seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries seem minor. If it is the case of a workplace injury, you should speak to your supervisor and follow their procedures for workers’ comp cases, but if you slip and fall on private or commercial property, you will want to consult an experienced personal injury attorney.

They can help you determine who is liable for the accident and help you get compensation for things like your medical expenses, lost wages, short and long-term rehabilitation, and compensation for things like mental anguish or emotional distress due to the accident.

What is the average slip and fall settlement amount in Las Vegas?

The average slip and fall settlement amount in Nevada is between $20,000 to $50,000. However, you may be entitled to a higher amount depending on the circumstances of the slip-and-fall injury, and your medical bills and lost wages. To determine the possible amount of compensation you could receive for your slip-and-fall injury in Las Vegas, contact our top rated personal injury attorneys today for a free no risk consultation.

 How much do our slip-and-fall injury attorneys cost?

Our Las Vegas slip-and-fall injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means our attorneys will front all the necessary costs in your favor. You have to pay $0 out of pocket. We only retrieve a fee once we settle a lawsuit or win a judgement in your favor. These fees depend on the circumstances of your claim, and will be discussed during your initial consultation.

What evidence do I need for my slip-and-fall lawsuit in Las Vegas?

Examples of helpful evidence in negligence cases include:

  • Photos and videos of the accident
  • Information of defendant
  • Information of any eyewitnesses
  • Sample of the surface where the slip and fall occurred
  • Any shoes that the plaintiff was wearing at the time of the slip and fall
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 What if I was also liable for the slip and fall accident?

Nevada follows comparative negligence laws, which means that slip and fall accident victims could still recover damages for their injuries if they are less than 50% at fault. This means that if the slip-and-fall injury victim was at fault more than 50%, they would not be able to receive any compensation from defendants.

Plaintiffs could be negligent themselves in a slip and fall accident. Examples of how plaintiff can be negligent include:

  • If the plaintiff was drunk
  • if the plaintiff was distracted while walking, such as walking and texting
  • If the plaintiff was running through the lobby

Get the Representation You Deserve With an Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney in Las Vegas

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident in Las Vegas, such as in a hotel, your pool, or while visiting another person’s property, contact our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys immediately.

Don’t delay contacting a slip and fall attorney in Las Vegas if you’ve been injured. The longer you wait, the less likely it is that you will be successful in your injury claim.

Contact our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys immediately after your accident.  if you wait too long, you could lose your right to file a lawsuit. While you focus on healing from your injuries, our attorneys will focus on communicating with the at-fault party, and filing the necessary paperwork in Clark County Court regarding your slip and fall accident.

Contact the experienced injury lawyers at Heidari Law Group today for a free case evaluation.

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