A premises liability case often begins when a person falls inside or on the property of a business. Sometimes these are called slip and fall or trip and fall cases. The business owner may be held liable for any injury you sustained if the fall was due to negligence on their behalf. Like other personal injury claims, insurance companies may attempt to minimize your injuries or pay out far less than you are owed. For this reason, it’s a good idea to enlist the help of an experienced lawyer.
How Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?
The most common type of fall involved in a premises liability case is a slip on a wet floor. A spill has been ignored, rain has been tracked inside or cleaning products are left on the floor. This is the cause of about 90 percent of all cases in Nevada. This often takes place in a casino, although falls are also common in restaurants and grocery stores.
Why is Proving Negligence Important?
In Nevada, there are rules that require business owners to make sure the premises is safe for customers and workers. This makes it somewhat easier to find fault when a potential issue is overlooked and causes a fall. That doesn’t mean these are easy cases to win, though. On a premises liability case, you have to prove the premises owner either created the condition, knew about the condition, or should have known about the condition that caused the accident. If you cannot prove this, they are not liable for it. For this reason, it is important to call an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
What Will My Attorney Do?
Your lawyer needs to immediately get to work getting evidence to prove your case or to determine that you don’t have a case. In order to make this process easier, it is important to identify what you slipped in or what caused you to trip. Make a report with the manager, and take pictures of the area. Collect the contact information of any witnesses. Keep the clothing and the shoes you were wearing at the time of the flip and fall, so that we can possibly test it if we need to. All of these things will make it easier to prove negligence and argue for a better settlement on your behalf.
Your attorney will also send a letter to the business asking them to hold any evidence, as well as the video taken during the time frame of the incident. This will prevent the company from simply deleting the video of the incident after seven day, as is typical with a lot of systems in town.
Why Choose David Boehrer?
The David Boehrer Law Firm specializes in personal injury cases, including slip and falls. We understand the different laws that govern what business owners are responsible for, and what they can and cannot do after an incident has taken place. As a client-driven small firm, we immediately get to work on our customers’ cases and work until we have helped them reach a settlement. Our firm has been successful in working these cases, because we get on them right away. Call us today at (702) 750-0750 to discuss your injuries.