Pahrump Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers
Took a Spill? Time to Sue
Slip or trip and fall accidents are sometimes propped up as “no big deal” by insurance companies that argue that falling over can’t be “that bad.” Of course, if you slipped on someone else’s property, then you already know just how serious these accidents can be. You might also already know that you should take action against the negligent property owner who caused your injuries.
Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen in Pahrump can help you file a claim if you were visiting someone else’s property when you slipped and fell. The property owner probably owed you a duty of care to protect you from such injuries. By failing to protect you, they could be liable for all your damages. Let’s explore your legal options today.
Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
Everyday causes of slip/trip and fall accidents include:
- Uplifted carpets
- Slipper tile floors
- Loose cabling and wires
- Random debris on the ground
- Poorly lit hallways
- Missing handrails at steps
What caused your slip and fall accident? If you have any evidence of your accident, then please share it with our attorneys. Photographs of the scene are incredibly useful, of course.
If you fell in a commercial property, then there might be cameras around that recorded your accident. Call (702) 505-8115 now if you haven’t already. We need to tell the proprietor of that property to preserve all security camera recordings. If the footage “goes missing” or “accidentally” gets deleted, then we might be able to use that against them in court, assuming that your case escalates to litigation.
Types of Visitors & Duties of Care
Under premises liability law, there are three types of visitors:
- Invitee: An invitee has been invited to the property for business reasons. For example, a customer in a store is an invitee. Proprietors owe the greatest duties of care to invitees, which usually includes looking for hazards and addressing them before invitees arrive.
- Licensee: A licensee has been invited to the property for nonbusiness or social reasons. For example, a friend in another friend’s home is a licensee. Proprietors owe a moderate duty of care to invitees, which usually includes warning them about hazards around the property.
- Trespasser: A trespasser is on a piece of private property without invitation or permission, and often with the intent to commit a crime while there. Proprietors owe a minimal duty of care to trespassers, which includes not setting traps to hurt them while they are there or warning them about guard personnel or dogs there.
Reasonable Time to Clear a Hazard
Property owners need to make a reasonable attempt to clear slip and trip hazards as they occur on their property. The amount of time that constitutes a “reasonable” amount will vary from case to case. For example, a grocer should clear a spill in an aisle within minutes because they are expected to instruct employees to walk the aisles often for that exact reason. But the same grocer might not be expected to clean a puddle in the backroom where shoppers are told not to enter with the same rapidity.
Take Action Now – Contact Our Firm
For slip and fall accident cases in Pahrump, choose our law firm first. We are known for showing clients courtesy and care as if they were close friends and family members. Don’t you think you deserve that level of service? We do!
Dial (702) 505-8115 and talk to us about your case today.
Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff leverage decades of experience across a diverse range of backgrounds on behalf of our clients.
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We strive to treat our clients with integrity, compassion, and respect and provide them with clear communication every step of the way.
We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.
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“The kindness and compassion they showed during my case was amazing! They always made me feel like a member of their family and not just a client.”- Ryan W.
“I was involved in two car accidents within a year. They made everything so seamless and easy for me and were always available for questions or reassurance. This law firm clearly not only cares about what they do, but the clients they do it for. Thank you, ”- Aimee W.
“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.
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“Since day one of meeting Brett, I knew I was in good hands. Brett made sure to thoroughly explain and cover any/all question or concern that I had, and was able to ease my mind and get me an answer to the question/s I was seeking.”- Julie M.
“I highly recommend Steve Baker and the entire team. Thank you again for always answering all of our questions and being so easy to work with, something I have not experienced with other firms here in town.”- Steven P.
“Thank you all so much for all the hard work you put into my case. All of you mean the world to me and I am thankful to have received the most quality help from the BBC&S team. Thanks again and I miss you all!”- Sierra S. P.
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