Friday, February 14, 2014

Slip & Fall Accidents – What Are Your Legal Options?

We've all been there – going about our day when we suddenly slip or trip and fall on the ground. For many people these incidents are nothing more than embarrassing missteps, but for others a bad fall can lead to injuries that have widespread effects on their lives.

Commonly referred to as “slip & fall” or “trip & fall” accidents, these incidents can happen at retail stores, shops, casinos, hotels, restaurants, apartment complexes, schools, and any other type of property. Slip & fall accidents occur when a visitor or patron is harmed because of a hazardous condition that exists at the premises. Hazards and dangerous conditions include:
  • A mopped floor with no warning sign
  • A spill that wasn't cleaned up
  • A broken step
  • A crack in the sidewalk
  • An object in the walkway
  • A bunched rug on the floor

Slip & falls are the most frequently filed type of premises liability claims. If your fall was caused by another person’s negligence, you might be able to take legal action and seek compensation for your injuries.

Pursuing Compensation for Your Injuries

If you were injured in a slip & fall accident in the Las Vegas area, we encourage you to discuss your case with our team at De Castroverde Law Group. Our attorneys can evaluate your case and determine if it involves the elements needed to take legal action against the property owner.
  1. You must be able to prove at least one of the following factors in order to hold the property owner liable for your injuries:
  2. The property owner or an employee caused the hazardous condition that led to your fall.
  3. The property owner or an employee was aware of the hazardous condition that led to your fall but did nothing to fix it.
  4. The property owner or an employee should have been aware of the hazardous condition. This is determined by assessing whether a reasonable person in the same situation would have discovered and fixed the hazard.
Want to learn more about filing an injury claim in Las Vegas, NV? Visit the Slip, Trip & Fall page on our website and contact our dedicated lawyers today!