SLIP & FALL ACCIDENTS
The moment you lose your footing and can’t regain control, an alarm goes off. You are going down. But it’s not an innocent trip or a clumsy moment. You slipped because beneath your feet was a dangerous surface. Dangerous flooring or surface conditions outside of your control play an enormous role in these accidents.
What is considered a slip & fall liability case?
Slip and fall cases are most commonly filed when you have been injured on private properties, but they can also occur in public spaces such as parks, sidewalks, and government property. In order to file a successful slip & fall claim you must be able to prove three things:
The surface you slipped or tripped on was hazardous
The property owner/manager was aware of the dangerous conditions - or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard
The dangerous conditions are what caused your injury
Even if you are partially to blame for the accident - if you failed to use your best judgment, for example - you can still seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What is considered a hazardous surface?
Though every situation is unique, there are a few common scenarios in which slip and fall accidents occur, such as:
Torn or damaged carpeting
Safety code (OSHA) violations (e.g.. no railings, uneven stairs, etc.)
Damaged flooring (e.g. large cracks, gaps between different surfaces, etc.)
The absence of a warning sign for wet, uneven, or otherwise unsafe floors
Proper maintenance removing any debris or trash
Common scenarios in Las Vegas slip and fall lawsuits are:
Slipping in the shower because the bath mat does not provide adequate traction
Tripping over frayed carpeting
Slipping on a spilled drink
Stumbling over uneven pavement
Tumbling down uneven or stairs without a proper railing
Falling off gym equipment
Slipping by a swimming poor where either defective drainage or a slick surface attributes to your fall
These examples are just to give you an idea of the kinds of situations that can cause slip and fall injuries. The best way to determine if you have a slip and fall case is to consult with an experienced slip & fall injury attorney. At LBC Law Group, we have extensive experience representing slip and fall victims and pursuing the compensation they deserve.
Slip and fall injuries can be anything from a fracture to a broken hip to a severe head injury. It is important you seek medical attention immediately to prevent further damage. With our experience and expertise, we are able to help you sift through medical and legal documents and help you navigate your options. Don’t wait to get help seeking just compensation for your injury. Give us a call today.
SLIP & FALL PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS SERVING LAS VEGAS, NV
Have you suffered a slip and fall accident? Were the conditions of the circumstance questionably unsafe? Have you been pressured into taking a settlement under the table? Do not waste time getting the proper legal counsel and help that you need. You are entitled to just compensation, and the responsible party should be held accountable. We can help you. Call us now.