It is easy to laugh off a slip and fall accident, but they can often result in serious injuries, and you may be entitled to compensation as a result.
Accidents and injuries caused by slipping and falling are among the most common personal injury claims in Las Vegas. Keeping that in mind, they are also among the most infamously hard to prove in terms of injury responsibility. That is why you need a skilled personal injury attorney to represent you against an insurance company or a homeowner and make sure your voice is heard.
Why Pursue a Slip and Fall Claim?
Demonstrating that carelessness happened and caused the injury is one of the most important components of proving culpability in a slip and fall claim. It’s not enough that you fell and harmed yourself on someone else’s property. That was purely coincidental. It is critical to prove carelessness on the side of the property owner in order to have grounds for a civil complaint or insurance claim. When it comes to proving negligence in a slip and fall case, there are three options. The defendant is required to:
Cause or establish the condition that causes the fall, or have real or constructive notice of the condition before the fall.
A defendant who has really caused or created a risky circumstance that results in a slip and fall harm is extremely unusual. Actual notice occurs when a defendant is directly aware of the situation, for example, when an employee informs a store owner of a spill. Constructive notice occurs when a recurring or long-term issue exists and the property owner is reasonably aware of it.
Is It Easy to Establish Liability?
In most slip and fall situations, you must prove actual or constructive notice, which can be difficult to do without the help of a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer. However, once this is established, it merely proves that the defendant was aware of the condition before the accident. To prove that the property owner was actually negligent, you must show that he or she did not take reasonable steps to ensure that the location was safe.
For example, if you come into a building after it rained and slip and fall on the wet surface inside, you may be entitled to compensation. To prove negligence, you must show that the owner was aware of the condition prior to your fall and failed to take reasonable steps to make the location safe. Your case may be damaged if the area has just been swept or if mats have been placed to make it less slippery.
Get Help in Your Case
Liability is difficult to establish, especially when you’re on your own. Contact Ace Lakhani Law Firm today if you or a loved one has been harmed in a slip and fall accident in Las Vegas. We can talk about your case, explain your alternatives, and work to prove that someone was negligent in causing your injuries.