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Premises Liability & Curbside Retail Pick-Up Services During COVID-19 Measures


With the governor’s Nevada United Roadmap to Recovery underway, certain types of businesses can reopen fully while others operate with restrictions or continue to provide curbside pick-up options for consumers.

Before the COVID-19 virus changed the way the city operated as a whole, property owners or tenants owed a reasonable duty of care to the people they allow on their property.

That is still true today.

At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, our Las VegasNevada personal injury attorneys understand the challenges reopening the state will present to our residents, and we are here to help by providing experienced legal representation when they have been hurt by another’s negligence.

Encouraging Curbside Pickup & Delivery Presents Obstacles

Many businesses are anxious to reopen and reclaim some of the lost revenue the mandated closures forced onto their small businesses.

Restaurants are reopening at half their capacity and include stipulations for dine-in patrons but are still encouraged to offer curbside pickup and delivery options.

Retail businesses that are eligible to reopen must maintain social distancing requirements but are also urged to provide curbside pickup options that will assist in keeping consumers safe during the transition.

The challenges lie in the restaurants and retail outlets providing a safe place for their operations to unfold even when they are happening outside their business.

Keeping consumers safe requires more than social distancing, as the new operational guidelines have not changed the fact that victims who are injured on another’s property may be able to bring a negligence lawsuit against the property owner, tenant, or occupant under Nevada’s premises liability laws.

How Can I Prove a Premises Liability Case in Nevada?

To pursue a successful premises liability claim in Nevada, our Las Vegas premises liability lawyers must be able to prove three points on our client’s behalf.

  1. The premises contained a dangerous condition
  2. The property owner should have known, or knew, the dangerous condition existed
  3. The dangerous condition directly led to our client’s injuries

Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas will review your injury circumstances and provide real-time solutions that will allow you to focus on your physical recovery while we build your case.

Premises Liability Circumstances Include All Types of Retailers

Dangerous conditions can occur anywhere when negligence is a factor.

When a party, including an individual or corporation, fails to act with reasonable care and harm results, the victim may have a personal injury claim.

That can include, but is not limited to:

  • Grocery store owners maintaining their properties by promptly cleaning up hazards like spills, wet floors, and obstacles blocking walking paths
  • Restaurant and retail owners who are obligated to provide security to limit too many people from entering the premises while providing a safe place for curbside pickups

Unfortunately, curbside pickups can lead to pedestrians being injured by drivers who are not following the proper protocol or who are driving while distracted.

All drivers must safely operate their vehicles to prevent accidents, including delivery drivers and the general public traveling to grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail outlets.

As the state continues to plan for Phase 2 of the reopening process, the duty of care is the foundation that keeps everyone safe. When property owners, operators, and even drivers breach that duty of care, people can get seriously injured.

If you have been hurt by the negligent actions or inactions of a business owner or another driver, contact our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys today at (702) 505-8115 to discuss your injuries and learn how we can help you pursue the negligent party for the financial recovery you deserve. We are available to discuss your injuries remotely, so you do not have to leave your home to discuss the details of your case.

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