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Slip and fall accidents account for over one million emergency room visits each year. Slip and fall accidents are also the leading cause of occupational injuries for employees over 55 and the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, contact DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo to schedule a free case evaluation with a Las Vegas slip and fall accident lawyer.
Slip and fall injuries can potentially cause severe injuries like bone fractures and traumatic brain injuries. These wounds can, in turn, lead to lost income from missed time at work while recovering, lost earning potential from permanent disability, and significant pain and suffering.
Our Nevada personal injury lawyers can help build a strong case and handle a client’s legal matters while he or she recovers and arranges for expert witnesses like safety experts and medical professionals to testify on the client’s behalf. The attorney can also help navigate insurance claims, workers’ compensation claims, and the potential for legal action against multiple defendants. Ultimately, hiring an attorney increases the chances of a plaintiff succeeding with a slip and fall accident claim and will likely secure more compensation than the plaintiff could have secured on his or her own.
When slip and fall injuries occur in the workplace, an injured employee in Nevada can file for workers’ compensation benefits for medical expense coverage and weekly benefits until he or she can return to work. Workers’ compensation can also provide lifetime benefits if an injured employee develops a permanent disability from a slip and fall accident.
If a slip and fall occurs on private property, the injured person may need to file a premises liability claim against the property owner. Similar to proving negligence in a personal injury claim, the plaintiff must prove the property owner was negligent in his or her care of the property or failed to warn the plaintiff of a known safety hazard on the premises. The plaintiff must have been a legal visitor to the property, such as an invitee visiting for personal reasons or a licensee visiting for his or her own reasons. In either case, the plaintiff must have express or implied permission to enter the property from the property owner. Property owners do not owe a duty of care to trespassers.
If a negligent employer or property owner fails to address a known safety issue and it leads to a slip and fall accident, liability will fall to the employer or property owner. Employers have a duty of care to provide a reasonably safe work environment for employees and private property owners have a duty of care to prevent foreseeable injuries to lawful visitors to their properties.
A successful slip and fall accident claim can potentially lead to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, contact DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo today at (702) 466-1492 to schedule a free case evaluation with a Las Vegas slip and fall accident attorney.