Property owners and occupiers have a special responsibility when it comes to visitors. Business owners, those in control of public areas, and even private homeowners must maintain their properties so they are safe for those who enter. When a property owner breaches that duty, it can lead to a slip and fall injury for which they are liable. If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, our law firm is here to help.
When you are coping with medical bills and a possible interruption in income, it may seem like working with a slip and fall accident attorney would present an additional financial hardship. However, Valiente Mott does not charge an up-front fee for most personal injury claims. Instead, our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, only getting paid when you do. We make it easy for you because we are committed to helping you attain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled from liable parties. Contact us today to get started.
Nevada Slip and Fall Accident Claims
Nevada recognizes the rights of personal injury victims to recover compensation from those at fault for their injuries. In the case of a slip and fall accident, a liable party may be any person or business entity who owned or had control over the property. Often this is a landlord or a tenant, but someone else occupying the property may also be legally responsible.
In Nevada, an injured party must prove that the defendant caused the slip and fall injury by breaching a duty, such as by failing to keep the premises in good repair. Defendants typically raise defenses that attempt to shift the blame to the injured party. Since Nevada has adopted comparative negligence laws in accordance with NRS 41.141, those in charge of the property are still liable for damages if they were at least 50% to blame.
Valiente Mott advocates for the rights of personal injury victims in Nevada from its offices in Las Vegas and Reno. If you do not know where to turn after an injury, speak with a Nevada slip and fall accident lawyer.
Reno and Las Vegas Slip and Fall Accidents
The entertainment and gambling attractions of Reno and Las Vegas draw flocks of visitors from across the country and around the world. Not surprisingly, this has led to thousands of annual slip and fall injuries in Las Vegas alone. These venues are usually represented by a team of lawyers hired by the insurance industry. You can level the playing field by working with a Las Vegas slip and fall accident lawyer or a Reno slip and fall accident lawyer.
Utah Slip and Fall Accident Claims
Someone injured in a slip and fall accident in Utah may be entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages from an at-fault party. Compensation can include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
It is not easy to prove the full worth of a personal injury case. A Utah slip and fall accident lawyer will make sure you do not overlook any damages and help you put forth the evidence necessary to obtain full and fair compensation.
Salt Lake City Slip and Fall Accidents
Sometimes people just fall out of carelessness. Often, though, the fall is caused by a slip or trip due to a property owner’s negligence. Some examples of negligence include failing to clean up a liquid substance on the floor after being put on notice that it was there, neglecting to fix a leaky awning that causes pooling on a walkway, or not placing a wet floor sign to alert others of a slip hazard created or known about by an employee.
The plaintiff also has the burden of proving the seriousness of the injuries and related damages. This is easier to do when the fall causes broken bones or other injuries that are easy to see, but seemingly invisible head and spine injuries can cause serious long-lasting harm. A Salt Lake City slip and fall accident lawyer can guide you through documenting these injuries and proving them to insurance companies and juries.
There is no obligation when you speak with a premises liability lawyer at our firm. All consultations a free and confidential, and we take most personal injury cases on a contingency basis. That means you do not pay a legal fee unless we recover compensation for you. Call Valiente Mott today to discuss your case.
We would like to hear from you so we can provide you with a free evaluation. It’s best to always consult with an premises liability attorney for any type of legal advice regarding your injuries.
Our premises liability lawyers will even come to you for a free consultation. If you have a question or you are just not sure about putting together a case, let our law firm help with your concerns. No fee unless we win. Contact us today.