Henderson Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys
Fighting for Your Right to Just Compensation
Have you or someone you know been injured in a slip and fall accident in the Henderson area? Slip and fall accidents may not sound serious, but falls are a major cause of injury and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury among adults aged over 65 years of age. The CDC also states that, in 2019, more Americans died from falls (39,433) than from motor vehicle accidents (37,595).
At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, our team of Henderson slip and fall accident lawyers have decades of experience fighting for the rights of those hurt in slip, trip, and fall accidents statewide. If you have been injured in a hotel, casino, shop, restaurant, condominium, apartment complex, or other privately owned property, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills and other accident-related losses. We look forward to helping you get the fair and just settlement you deserve!
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents in Nevada
Examples of hazards that may lead to slip and fall accidents include:
- Snow and ice
- Water leaks and spills
- Recently waxed or mopped floors
- Sudden changes in walking surfaces (from carpet to wood, for instance)
- Broken steps and stairs
- Parking lot potholes
- Splashed grease or oil
- Loose carpet, floorboards, rugs, or mats
- Cables running across walkways
- Open doors, drawers, and other obstructions
- Uncleaned debris
- Bright light reflecting on a shiny floor that causes a glare
- Poorly lit areas that make it difficult to see
- Lack of handrails
- Lack of signage warning of such hazards
Who is Responsible for a Slip & Fall Accident?
Property owners and managers of any kind have a “duty of care” when it comes to guests. By law, the duty of care states that property owners are responsible for the wellbeing of friends, family, customers, clients, staff, and anyone else who enters their space.
If there is a hazard on a property, it must be either blocked off so no one can be affected by it or promptly repaired, removed, or otherwise made safe. Any property defect that causes injury to a person that the property owner knew about or reasonably should have known about can lead to a lawsuit.
Hotel & Casino Slip & Fall Accidents
If you get into a slip and fall accident at a hotel or casino in the Henderson area, contact an attorney right away. Do not report your slip and fall to the staff or security unless you need immediate help and medical attention.
Why? Hotels and casinos in the Henderson and Las Vegas areas will do whatever it takes to minimize liability for any accident that takes place on their property. They may even attempt to place the blame on you.
Only speak to the employees as much as you have to before contacting an attorney. Otherwise, you may accidentally say something that can be used against you to deny your claim.
Compensation for a Slip & Fall Accident
The average payout for a slip and fall accident varies based on the unique factors of each case.
However, you should be eligible to receive compensation for all that apply to you:
- Property damage repair and replacement, in case something like a watch or cell phone was damaged during the fall
- The cost of all medical expenses related to the accident, including hospitalization, surgery, medication, physical therapy, and more
- Lost wages or the loss of your earning capacity should you have to take time off of work for recovery or leave your job entirely
- Pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other hardships endured (also known as “non-economic damages”)
- Other losses directly related to your accident
Should I Get a Lawyer for My Slip & Fall Case?
While having a lawyer on your side will greatly bolster your claim and improve your chances of obtaining maximum compensation, the choice is up to you. An attorney can help your case by investigating the accident scene, building your claim, determining how much compensation you are eligible for, helping you file paperwork correctly and on time, Whether you wish to take this on by yourself or work with a lawyer is entirely your choice.
We have decades of experience helping wrongfully injured clients successfully obtain the compensation they deserve and have won a number of multi-million-dollar settlements on their behalf. We look forward to helping you as well!
“Lawrence Smith is a Godsend! He's a good man. Very nice & professional.”- Aaliyah R.
“John Bertoldo made us feel very at ease about the situation... They truly care about their clients and making them feel at ease through the entire process. Overall I think the process has been exceptional.”- Pete S.
“They were fast, caring, and always answered my questions and reassured me throughout the process. I highly recommend Lindsay Cullen as an attorney and the firm to represent you if you're seeking any legal guidance.”- Jay G.
Experience You Can Trust
Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff leverage decades of experience across a diverse range of backgrounds on behalf of our clients.
Proven Record of Results
We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.
We strive to treat our clients with integrity, compassion, and respect and provide them with clear communication every step of the way.
Committed to the Community
We are proud to support a number of charitable organizations as a way to give back to the community we are honored to serve.
Comprehensive Legal Guidance
Our attorneys will handle each aspect of your case, including securing short and long-term medical care, helping to recover lost wages and more.
Legacy of Client Satisfaction
Word-of-mouth referrals and repeat clients account for more than 85% of our business, which is a testament to the level of service we provide.