Have you suffered injuries, have medical bills, and may even have developed chronic pain from an accident that occurred when you visited another person’s home or even retailer? You may have a case of premises liability, a type of claim filed by a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer that may allow you to recover compensation for your losses. Though a complicated legal case, our Las Vegas premises liability lawyer at H&P Law is ready to help you fight for the compensation you are owed.
What Is Premises Liability?
What does premises liability mean? Put simply, “premises liability” is a category of civil law dealing with the responsibility a landowner (or someone who manages or controls a property) owes to the people on its property, particularly those who are involved in an on-premises accident or on-premises injury. Premises liability law examines what protections were put in place to protect visitors to the property and compares them to what protections should have been put in place to prevent the on-premises accident.
There are some on-premises injuries that the law says the landowner has to pay for and others that the law says the landowner is not responsible for. A premises liability attorney can help you determine whether your injuries fit in the former or latter category. A Las Vegas premises liability attorney is ready to help you learn if you have a case during your free consultation with us.
Often, our clients are unsure they have a premise liability claim, and they may not even take the legal options available to them simply because they do not know about them. This can be a costly oversight that we want to help you avoid. Contact our Las Vegas premises liability lawyer to find out what all of your legal strategies and options may be.
How to Navigate Premises Liability Law’s Complexities
Premises liability law finds its roots in negligence law. A landowner is generally going to be responsible for injuries that occur on its property where all the elements of a premises liability case are met. There are several clear factors that must be met in this process:
- There is a dangerous condition on the premises
- The landowner either (1) caused, (2) knew about, or (3) should have known about (had it been exercising reasonable care it would have known about) the dangerous condition
- The dangerous condition actually and proximately (in a foreseeable way) caused injury or loss to the visitor
A Las Vegas premises liability attorney is going to look first for a dangerous condition to see if the case fits well into a premises liability theory. A premises liability attorney is also going to be familiar with the standards casinos should be using to ensure the safety of their guests. No matter where you suffered such an injury, we encourage you to reach out to us for immediate help and guidance in navigating your rights.
Premises Liability Cases
Winning premises liability cases is about more than just getting hurt on someone else’s property. Indeed, Nevada law declares that a landowner is not an insurer of the safety of its guests. There must be some dangerous conditions, and if there is a violation of a statute, code, or ordinance aimed at safety, you could have a negligence per se claim.
When you are facing any type of potential premises liability matter, it is critical to discuss your case with an attorney. Do not assume you do not have enough evidence to obtain compensation for your losses. Although there is no limit to the different types of premises liability cases, here are a few examples:
- Large height differential between walking surfaces
- Open pits in the ground
- Stairs with no handrail (or inadequate handrail)
- Business with inadequate security
- Slippery surfaces
- Foreign objects on walking surfaces
- Tripping hazards
- Accessible pools with no fence
Will Insurance Cover the Losses You Have?
Most property owners, whether the property is a business or residence, carry some sort of liability insurance to pay for injuries caused to people on the premises due to the owner’s negligence. Landlord premises liability insurance, including commercial premises liability, is a contract between the insured and the insurer whereby the insurer agrees to indemnify (pay for losses caused by) the insured and defend (hire an attorney for the defendant if sued). Click on the links below for more information:
- Casino accident
- Construction accident
- Crane accident
- Drowning death
- Electrical injury
- Escalator accident
- Defective chair
- Pedestrian accident
- Work injury
These links will provide information to help you see if you qualify. Look to see if what happened to you fits into the appropriate situation. Do not hesitate to reach out to our premises liability lawyer in Las Vegas if you need more information or are unsure.
How Our Las Vegas Premises Liability Attorneys Can Help You
In cases like this, the burden of proof of loss nearly always lands on the hands of the victim, and while that is unfortunate, it is something that can be easier to manage when you have a skilled attorney by your side. Our premise liability attorneys in Las Vegas can help you to determine, first, if you have a case and, second, who is ultimately responsible for the losses you have. You will also learn how much your case may be worth when you meet with us.
Our attorneys bring their experience and knowledge of the law to the table to help you develop a strong strategy to move your claim forward or, when necessary, to seek out compensation in a court of law. We know how much is on the line here because you need the monetary protections necessary to meet your losses. We can help you to navigate each of these areas with confidence.
Our team’s experience, passion, and compassion, along with our ability to extract sensitive data and logs, talk to expert witnesses who may have insight into your case, and ability to use medical evidence to prove your case, are testaments to your best possible outcome. Contact us to discuss your case. We are always here for you.
Contact Our Legal Team Now
For more information about these types of cases, click on the link and give us a call. If you have questions about other injuries, call anytime and speak to the friendly premises liability attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada, H&P Law. We are also easily reachable by email or through the contact forms on this site.