Slip and Fall accidents should always be taken seriously. Even if the fall at first appears to be minor, injuries can turn up after the initial impact has taken place. The kind of injuries sustained after a slip and fall accident depends a lot on the fitness and age of the person involved in the accident, but it’s not unusual to sustain injuries as severe as :
Proving that a dangerous condition was the cause of your slip and fall accident requires hiring an experienced slip and fall attorney who can legally assign the cause of your accident as the result of the negligence of someone else. Finding fault with someone else means that their negligence or failure to provide a safe, risk-free environment unintentionally caused you harm.
In Las Vegas, a slip and fall accident caused by a negligent property owner can be proven by either showing the property owner clearly should have reasoned on their own prior to anyone getting hurt that there was a unsafe condition, or by showing the property owner’s lack of preventive care by not correcting or fixing a dangerous condition they already knew about before your accident occurred.
It is always important for one to be aware of their surroundings. Dangerous conditions are potentially around every corner. A sidewalk, walkway or a driveway cut in front of someone’s home may present a dangerous condition if the surface cement is cracked or lifted up by a tree root growing underneath, ultimately making the walking surface uneven which can easily allow for one’s foot to stumble or trip and fall.
A wet slippery floor in a casino or bar or restaurant due to a spilled drink or a food spillage in any supermarket aisle is a recipe for disaster. When the staff of a business establishment are not properly trained to immediately attend to what can lead to a hazard condition for its customers or not available to immediately clean up the area, the business owner can be made liable for damages. At best, wet floor signs have to be put out to warn the public of the hazardous condition.
Sometimes one corner of a floor covering near a business establishment’s entry or exit doors becomes warped and is bent up or turned up and can cause a trip and fall accident to happen.
A missing handrail where there ought to be one is another hazard, especially in casinos and restaurants with restrooms located on a different floor. Storefronts that do not keep their sidewalks and walkways free from garbage accumulations and delivery boxes can make it difficult for the public to navigate around the untidiness and can lead to a passerby stumbling and falling. These are just a few of the hazardous situations that can lead to debilitating injuries. The casino or store proprietor or home owner can be liable for your injuries.
To prove your case, it is vital that you document the accident and your injuries
It is the intent of the other side to pay you the minimum. It is the objective of their insurance company to pay you the minimum. If their insurance company speaks to you, their goal will be to try and use what you say against you by misstating what you said to mean something entirely different.
Negotiations in these types of cases can be very stressful and high tense. An experienced attorney is there to protect your legal rights and handle all negotiations for you. An experienced attorney is well-versed in what to say and what not to say to the other side.
To ease your mind and to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you’re owed for all your pain and suffering, and to cover any lost wages and earnings and medical costs, it’s critical that you hire an experienced attorney in slip and fall accidents to be on your side fighting for you to receive full recovery.