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Slip and Fall

Las Vegas Slip & Fall Lawyers

Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident? We Can Help.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over one million Americans suffer from slip and fall injuries each year. Often, these accidents can lead to serious consequences, including devastating injuries, ongoing medical treatment, and exorbitant costs for victims.

At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, our Las Vegas slip and fall attorneys are on call to help you fight for a full recovery.

Whether your accident happened at work; in one of our many casinos, restaurants, or retail outlets; or while you were out simply enjoying an average day of running errands and entertainment, our Las Vegas slip and fall attorneys can provide the aggressive legal representation you need. We are ready to hear your story and share how we can help.

Contact us online today or call (702) 505-8115 to schedule your free and confidential consultation.

Determining Fault & Establishing Liability

Anyone who is injured in a slip and fall accident must be concerned with determining or identifying the cause of the fall and whether the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and failed to do anything to warn of it.

Knowledge of the property’s dangerous condition may be established by showing that:

  • The defendant created the condition;
  • The defendant knew the condition existed and failed to correct the dangerous condition; and/or
  • The dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that the owner should have been aware of it — and corrected the hazard — before the slip-and-fall incident.

In slip-and-fall injury lawsuits, the crucial issue often hinges on whether the defendant knew or should have known of the dangerous condition (for example, a spill on the floor), and if they did, what they did to warn of the condition. In some cases, it is possible for more than one person or entity to be legally responsible for someone’s injuries.

The Importance of Evidence in a Slip and Fall Case

Determining fault for a complicated fall will entail an extensive review of all available evidence, such as incident reports, video footage, statements by witnesses, pictures of the scene eyewitness accounts, and other physical evidence.

A slip and fall lawyer in Las Vegas can promptly send a written notice to the manager of the premises, directing them to preserve all evidence relating to the incident.

Many times, the premise owner or their insurance company will not turn over the information unless a lawsuit is filed and the case goes to litigation. If the case proceeds to litigation, your lawyer will request all available evidence to aid in determining the cause of your injury and identifying the party legally responsible for it.

Who Can I Sue for a Slip and Fall?

If you have been injured in a fall, our Las Vegas slip and fall attorneys can help you determine exactly who is liable for the circumstances that led to you getting hurt.

Depending on when and where you were injured, liability can fall on a single person or on a combined group of people who were responsible for creating—and failed to provide—a safe environment.

Our slip and fall lawyers have pursued property owners and operators for their negligence throughout the state, including:

If you slipped, tripped, and fell as a result of a property owner’s failure to maintain a safe premises, you should not have to suffer the consequences of this negligence on your own. Our slip and fall lawyers want to not only help you hold the liable party responsible but also ensure the cause of your injuries does lead to another person getting hurt.

Common Places for Slip-and-Falls in Las Vegas

Swimming Pools

In Las Vegas, where many commercial establishments and hotels maintain swimming pools, thousands of slip-and-fall incidents occur in and around pools each year. Swimming pool incidents are often linked to faulty pool equipment and lack of supervision.


Most Las Vegas hotels provide shuttle services to their patrons. Passengers have suffered from slips and falls while boarding and disembarking from these shuttles.


Injuries arising from falls in slippery bathtubs are also common in hotels. In the hotel industry, the standard of care requires that a textured surface, rubber mat, or other friction device is provided or placed at the bottom of the tub, to prevent slips and falls.

Hotels and Casinos

Hotels and casinos are among the most common places for slip and fall accidents in Las Vegas, as they often have wet or slippery floors due to spills, cleaning products, water leaks, and other hazards. There may also be uneven flooring or loose carpeting.


Restaurants are another common place for slips and falls. Many restaurants have wet floors due to spills from food or drinks, as well as slippery surfaces from grease or oil. Additionally, many restaurants have uneven flooring that can cause people to trip and fall.

Fighting the Tough Battles for You

Often, when our clients are hurt at a friend or family member’s home, they are understandably conflicted about pursuing a financial claim, thinking that doing so will jeopardize their personal relationship.

Our lawyers understand the delicate nature of these types of claims. But the truth is, accidents like these are why people have homeowners’ insurance. What’s more, if your friend or family member lives in a condo or another type of multi-family housing, the condo owners’ association may be responsible for the financial fallout associated with your injuries.

This is all the more reason to get our Las Vegas slip and fall lawyers involved in your recovery; with our team on your side, you do not have to disrupt your personal relationship to seek financial restitution.

Our Las Vegas slip and fall lawyers will work directly with the property owner’s insurance company in our efforts to provide the best outcome available for your unique situation. We are known for our tireless negotiation and dedicated advocacy in the courtroom. Unlike a lot of other attorneys, we are not afraid to take your case to trial if necessary.

You should not be responsible for your own medical bills, lost wages, and additional expenses when someone else’s negligence caused your slip and fall accident. We can help you pursue justice in the form of financial recovery so you can move forward without worry.

Slip & Fall FAQs

How long do I have to file a slip and fall lawsuit?

Nevada law requires an injured party to file a premises liability lawsuit against the appropriate party within two years of the incident. Beyond this period, you may no longer be able to recover compensation, even if you have strong evidence of negligence.

The same statute of limitations also applies when a slip and fall causes fatal injuries, entitling the decedent’s family or estate to bring a claim for wrongful death.

Are slip and fall injuries common?

Unfortunately, yes. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • More than 800,000 patients are hospitalized each year for a slip and fall injury
  • Slip and fall injuries comprise nearly 20% of all job-related injuries, accounting for 1 in 6 of all time-lost injuries
  • Over 65% of all fall-related injuries happen from a same-level walking surface, not from heights

Are the injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents substantial?

All slip and fall cases differ in severity, and the injuries that result can be catastrophic.

The CDC explains that:

  • One in five slip and falls causes a severe injury, including broken bones or a head injury
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, accounting for emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths of 47% of all TBI-related injuries in the United States

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration adds that slip and falls comprise most of the general industry accidents, including:

  • 15% of all accident deaths; only second behind motor vehicle deaths
  • 25% of the claims reported at work each year; one of the most frequently reported injury causes
  • 17% of all disabling occupational injuries

What are some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents?

The U.S. Department of Labor states that slip and fall accidents often happen at work, but they are not limited to employment locations; slip and falls can also occur in premises liability cases.

The most frequent causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Walkway elevation or level changes
  • Walkways and work area clutter
  • Falls from heights, including ladders or lifts
  • Irregularities in walking surfaces
  • Loose, unanchored rugs, mats or tiles
  • Missing or uneven floor tiles and bricks
  • Open cabinets and doors
  • Poor lighting
  • Carpets/mats with curled edges
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Sloped walking surfaces
  • Poorly maintained thresholds
  • Uncovered hoses, cables, wires, or extension cords across walkways
  • Unmarked steps or ramps

Whether you are at work and are involved in a construction accident or are on foot and involved in a pedestrian accident when your slip and fall accident occurs, our Las Vegas slip and fall attorneys can help lead your case to financial recovery.

What types of injuries are associated with slip and fall accidents?

Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents often come as a surprise, allowing little time to brace for impact or protect your body from injury.

OSHA records state that up to 30% of people who experience a slip and fall accident will endure minor to serious injuries, with the most common types listed as:

What are the overall costs of a slip and fall injury?

The CDC lists the direct medical costs for slip and fall injuries at $31 billion each year, with hospital costs accounting for two-thirds of that total.

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may experience a range of expenses and costs associated with things like:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Current and future lost wages
  • Out of pocket expenses, including prescriptions and medical devices
  • Rehabilitation and therapy services
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Partial or full disability
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Reduced quality of life

How can a slip and fall attorney help me recover from my injuries?

No matter where your accident occurred, or whether you are pursuing an employer for workers’ compensation or taking on a public or private company or municipality, the journey is going to be filled with challenges.

The insurance companies, and their attorneys and representatives are not going to provide financial restitution without a fight.

Call the Las Vegas Slip and Fall Lawyers at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen Now!

Call our experienced Las Vegas slip and fall accident attorneys at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen today to schedule a free consultation.

Our Las Vegas slip and fall lawyers can take the lead in pursuing the individual, company, or city entity that caused your accident and fight to recover the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries without delay.

Call (702) 505-8115 or submit an online contact form today to learn more during a free and confidential consultation with our slip and fall lawyers in Las Vegas.

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