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 702-570-0000.