Las Vegas Premises Liability Attorneys
Premises Liability Claims in Nevada
When you are injured on someone else’s property because the property owner failed to maintain the premises or fix a dangerous condition, you could be entitled to financial compensation. These types of lawsuits are known as premises liability claims, and a successful one can allow you to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, and pain and suffering, among other damages.
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we assist clients in all types of premises liability claims, including those involving:
- Bar and nightclub injuries
- Casino injuries
- Hotel accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Unsafe environments
If you slipped, tripped, and fell or were otherwise injured as a result of unsafe property conditions, we invite you to reach out to our team today to learn how our Las Vegas premises liability lawyers can help. We are ready to put our extensive experience on your side and, with a history of success in complex personal injury claims, we have what it takes to win.
Contact our firm online or call (702) 505-8115 today to request your free initial consultation.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is an area of personal injury law that involves negligent property owners. When homeowners, business owners, landowners, and government agencies fail to properly maintain their premises or address dangerous property conditions, innocent people can be hurt. Those injured individuals are entitled to hold negligent property owners accountable by filing premises liability claims and seeking compensation for their damages.
It’s important to note that these are generally very complex claims. Property owners are only liable for injuries incurred on their properties in certain circumstances.
In order to bring a premises liability claim, you must prove all of the following elements:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care. This means that you were lawfully on the property as an invited guest, visitor, customer, employee, renter, etc. Additionally, Nevada property owners do have a responsibility to avoid causing passive harm to trespassers when an injury can be reasonably prevented.
- The property owner failed to uphold the duty of care. Generally, this can be proven by establishing that the property owner knew of or should have known about the existence of a dangerous condition, yet did nothing to fix, address, or warn others about it. Property owners cannot be held liable for conditions they could not have reasonably known about.
- As a result of the property owner’s negligence, you were injured. In other words, you have to show causality between the property owner’s failure to maintain the premises or address a dangerous condition and your injuries. You will also need to show that you sustained measurable damages for which you are seeking compensation.
A property owner may dispute your claim by attempting to show that they didn’t know and couldn’t have reasonably known about the condition that caused your injury. They may argue that you were trespassing and, therefore, they do not owe you the same duty of care as if you were an invited guest. However, legal precedent prevents property owners from trying to have your claim denied on the basis of a dangerous condition being open and obvious; you can still seek compensation for your injuries if you were harmed by a condition that the property owner believes you should have noticed.
Why You Need an Attorney
Again, these are complex claims. Pursuing fair compensation after a slip and fall, swimming pool accident, or any other property-related accident is not easy, but having an experienced attorney on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
After making sure that you receive proper medical attention for your injuries, the next most important thing you can do after a premises accident is to reach out to a Las Vegas premises liability lawyer. Your attorney will be able to walk you through your various legal options and, if appropriate, begin immediately investigating the facts of your case in order to build a strong claim on your behalf.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
Here at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we understand just how difficult it can be to get back on your feet after a devastating accident. You are likely facing massive medical bills, payments made all the more difficult as you lose income from time taken off work to heal. Our attorneys and entire legal staff are here to guide you through this challenging time and work for the recovery you are owed.
We provide free initial consultations and offer all our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs and you only owe attorneys’ fees if and when we successfully recover financial compensation for you.
Reach out to us today to schedule your appointment with our team; call (702) 505-8115 or submit an online contact form today.
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