Reno Slip and Fall Attorney
Injured due to a negligent property owner? Call (775) 600-000 now.
If your injury was caused by a property owner’s negligence in allowing
a dangerous, risky, or unsafe condition to exist, Nevada tort law provides
a remedy for injuries caused by slipping or tripping and falling. This
type of claim is referred to a “slip and fall” case.
Slip and falls can result in serious injuries, including head or neck injuries,
back and spine injuries, broken or fractured bones, and in some of the
worst scenarios, fatality. Drawing on years of experience, proven results,
and an extensive knowledge of Nevada’s laws, our Reno personal injury
attorney can help you pursue the economic recovery you need.
Nevada Slip and Fall Laws: What You Need to Know
Slip and fall cases will typically be harder to handle than most personal
injury issues, for a variety of reasons. On one hand, the general perception
is that slip and fall accidents and the resulting injuries are often considered
to be caused due to a portion of fault committed by the injured party.
Because of this, slip and fall cases are often worth less than injuries
from other types of torts.
On another hand, slip and fall cases will require a considerable amount
of proof regarding the damages suffered by the injured as a direct result
of the property owner’s negligence.
Property owners generally will have two basic defenses to slip and fall claims:
- The first defense is that they were not negligent. For example, the owner
may claim that the banana that a patron slipped upon had been dropped
on the floor only moments ago by another patron, and that, in the exercise
of due diligence, a typical store owner acting with reasonable care would
not have had time to discover the danger and take steps to mitigate the danger.
- The second and more typical defense is that the person who was injured
was at fault. For example, the owner may claim that any reasonable patron,
exercising due diligence for his or her own safety, would see a banana
on the floor, and take those steps necessary to avoid slipping on it.
Our Reno slip and fall lawyer fully understands the complexities involved
in a slip and fall matter and can provide you with the legal support and
guidance you need at this time. Regardless of the unique circumstances
your case brings, we can pursue the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Lawyer Today for a Free Consultation
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, do not wait another
moment to speak with us. We take swift action to secure any type of evidence
needed to prove your case. Start your case today by contacting our office
and request a no-cost initial consultation.
Call the Law Offices of Steven J. Klearman & Associates at (775) 573-0229.