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Slipping and falling can lead to various injuries. When that happens on another person's property, you could sue them for negligence. As the plaintiff, you need to prove the following elements:
The burden of proof is on the shoulders of the plaintiff.
There is no single definition of what a dangerous surface condition is. A floor becomes hazardous when property managers ignore maintenance and repair issues, or fail to take preventative measures. The property owner or the staff should warn patrons about the hazard if they cannot fix the problem immediately.
Specific examples of preventative measures include:
Hotels and casinos use different types of flooring. Under Nevada law, they are responsible for regularly inspecting the premises and addressing existing hazards. If the hotel or their staff neglect their obligation to maintain a safe environment for patrons, they can be liable for your injury.
Plaintiffs can seek damages depending on the accident and the circumstances surrounding it. In standard negligence claims, they can seek compensatory damages to cover:
In Nevada, you have two years to file a personal injury claim, including slip and fall accidents. There are instances where the deadline is extended, but those are for special circumstances. Talk to a lawyer immediately if you get injured because of a slip and fall accident.
Call for medical attention after a slip and fall accident, especially if you are in pain. Your health comes first, and it is crucial to get checked immediately.
Report the incident at once to the proper authorities. Most commercial properties have a process for this. You can also call the police to give your official statement.
Gather evidence about the accident. Talk to potential witnesses to get their point of view and write it down. Take down their contact details, too.
Most importantly, talk to a slip and fall accident lawyer who can help organize the information to build your claim.
If you have other questions about slip and fall claims not covered in this list, you can contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys by calling (702) 222-2115 or filling out our online contact form. We’ll provide you with a free strategy session to discuss the details of your case and determine the next best step.
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