Nevada land and property owners have an obligation to keep their land or
property safe and in proper repair for those intending to be there, be
it a grocery store, shopping mall, storefront sidewalk, casino, or restaurant.
If the owner does not maintain a safe environment and that negligence
causes a Nevada personal injury accident, the owner can be held liable
for the victims’ losses.
The most common type of accident in Las Vegas premises liability cases
is a slip or trip and fall accident, most often the result an improperly
maintained surface or space. It could be a puddle of water on the floor
in a restroom, heavy storage boxes in the middle of a busy hallway, a
dislodged tile in a hotel restroom, a broken stool in a casino, or a broken
stair in the stairwell of an office building. A Nevada
slip and fall accident can cause serious injuries, especially if the fall is down a stairwell.
These injuries can range from simple bruises and scrapes to fractured
bones and head injuries. Serious injuries often incur substantial
medical costs due to extensive treatment and rehabilitation.
It is a land or property owner’s responsibility to lawfully and adequately
maintain their premises to ensure the safety of all visitors and employees.
If the property owner is negligent, and does not complete repairs in a
timely manner, or just lets the property fall into disrepair, then the
owner and/or manager of said property can be held liable for victims’
injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured on another’s property
as a result of the property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled
to compensation through a personal injury claim.
The dedicated Las Vegas premises liability attorneys at Shook & Stone
can inform you of your legal rights and advise you on the best course
of legal action for your particular case. To learn more, contact us for
a consultation at (888) 662-2013.