Las Vegas Slip and Fall Attorney
A “slip and fall” injury is a personal injury where someone slips and/or trips and is injured on another person’s property. Often these types of personal injury claims can fall under the category of “premises liability.” This is a list of locations and conditions that we have investigated in the past in premises liability and slip and fall cases. If the particulars of your case isn’t listed, give us our slip and fall attorney so that we can discuss the details of your potential case.
- Boxes or containers left in the way
- Poor lighting
- Torn, worn or tattered carpeting
- Loose rugs or mats
- Many types of “clutter,” including cords and hoses
- Uneven surfaces
- Wet/oily or otherwise slippery surfaces
- Hotels and casinos
- Department Stores and shopping centers
- Parking garages
- Grocery stores
To win slip & fall-based personal injury cases, the plaintiff (the injured party) must show that the defendant owns, manages or holds responsibility for the land on which the fall took place and that there was either negligence or a “wrongful act” on their part—the property/business owner failed to maintain a safe, secure environment, that met safety codes.
When you’re injured in a slip and fall accident, as the plaintiff you’re going up against property owners and their insurance companies – firms with teams of attorneys on their side. To receive the compensation you deserve, you need a strong slip and fall attorney working for you. In fact, a study found that settlements for injury victims who hired an attorney were 40% higher than for those who didn’t hire one. And, in addition, we work to handle your claim quickly and efficiently, making sure all paperwork is filed within the specified statute of limitations.
Having a conscientious, honest attorney working for you is especially helpful in Las Vegas, because our city has a reputation for filing questionable “slip and fall” claims (ones that would qualify as ‘fraud’), ranking fourth in the nation behind much larger cities like New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, according to a group that digs into insurance fraud called the National Insurance Crime Bureau. This means that businesses – including a number of high-profile casinos – are fighting back, denying weak claims and sometimes STRONG ones. However, this doesn’t mean you should give up before speaking with an attorney; instead it means that your slip and fall attorney and you will have to work hard to investigate the circumstances surrounding your claim in order to prove the property owner is at fault.
As you read above, Vegas is a tough town for personal injury claims, especially those involving slip and falls, but we’re still winning substantial settlements for our clients. So even if you’re not the suing type, obtaining a fair settlement for your injuries may depend on strong legal representation.
Winning your case starts here. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, Drummond Law Firm’s Las Vegas slip and fall attorneys will investigate the details of your injury and build the strongest case possible. Time is of the essence; so call today for a free consultation. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay any fees to us up-front. Instead, our fees are paid out of the amount of your recovery.