When to File a Nevada Premises Liability Claim

When to File Your Liability Claim

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property in Nevada, you may be wondering if you have a case. The first step is to determine whether the property owner owed you a duty of care. In general, property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for visitors and to warn of any dangers that might not be immediately obvious.

If the property owner breached that duty and you were injured as a result, you may have a premises liability claim. These claims can be complex, so it’s important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to get started.

There are a few key things to keep in mind when deciding whether to file a premises liability claim in Nevada.

The first is the nature of your injury. If you were seriously injured or killed, you’re more likely to be successful in your claim than if you were only slightly hurt. The amount of damages you’re seeking will also be a factor; if your injuries have resulted in significant medical bills and lost wages, you’ll have a stronger case than if your damages are relatively minor.

The second thing to consider is the property owner’s negligence. In order to win a premises liability claim, you’ll need to show that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition that caused your injury and failed to do anything about it. This can be difficult to prove, so it’s important to have strong evidence to back up your claim.

The third factor is the property owner’s liability insurance. If the property owner has insurance, it may cover some or all of your damages. However, even if the property owner doesn’t have insurance, you may still be able to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit.

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.

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case. An experienced attorney can help you gather the evidence you need to prove your claim and maximize your chances of recovery.

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 702-570-0000.

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