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In Nevada, business owners, homeowners, and landlords are required by law to take reasonable steps to keep their properties safe for visitors. This includes performing routine maintenance, making necessary repairs, and staying up to date on local safety codes. Unfortunately, thousands of people are still injured every year as a result of property owners failing to maintain their premises. Injuries sustained as a result can be both painful and costly, so if you or a loved one were injured on another person’s property, it is vital to retain the services of an experienced slip-and-fall lawyer who will aggressively represent your interests and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Serious fractures, brain injuries, contusions, and other injuries may arise from a slip-and-fall mishap. Under the legal concept of premises responsibility, the victim of a slip-and-fall accident can file a claim for damages if the accident was caused by the property owner’s or employee’s negligence.
Our firm, Naqvi Injury Law, assists premises liability accident victims in obtaining compensation for their injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In your instance, we will strive to maximize your compensation.
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In Nevada, all property owners must take reasonable precautions to protect the safety of their property for invited guests. To do this, homeowners must:
- Maintain a risk-free environment;
- Make timely repairs as required
- Publish warning signals if necessary
- Impede access to hazardous regions or dangers; and
- Comply with local safety requirements.
Whether out of ignorance or laziness, many property owners fail to take these precautions, putting the safety of their guests at risk. Those who are wounded as a result of a property owner’s negligence can, fortunately, seek compensation for their losses. To demonstrate that an accident could have been averted if not for a property owner’s negligence, the plaintiff must produce proof that:
- TThe property owner owed the plaintiff a duty of care;
- The property owner breached this obligation; and
- The plaintiff was injured as a result of the property owner’s breach.
Some of the most common slip and fall accidents are caused by failing to prevent or correct the following defects:
- Defective stairs and railings;
- Slippery floors;
- Uneven or icy sidewalks;
- Torn carpet or warped floors;
- Poor lighting;
- Debris or trash;
- The presence of toxic fumes or chemicals;
- Improperly stacked merchandise;
- Crumbling curbs;
- Safety violations; and
- Inadequate security.
The severity of slip-and-fall injuries varies based on the victim’s age and condition. In the event of a fall, senior individuals or those with previous bone disorders may incur more severe bone fractures, whilst newborns are more prone to sustain severe head injuries.
For many victims, the cost of treating these types of injuries might be prohibitive. Expenses may include the price of surgery, repeated medical visits, emergency care, prescription prescriptions, and rehabilitation therapy. Serious injuries can also have far-reaching effects, as patients may experience agony for the rest of their lives or be unable to restore their former power and flexibility. Injured individuals may also be obliged to miss work, making it even more challenging to pay medical expenses. Spouses and family members may be necessary to take a leave of absence to assist with the victim’s care or to hire someone to assist with child care or everyday tasks. This can further strain a family’s finances, especially if they are on a low income or lack proper insurance coverage.
Fortunately, victims of slip-and-fall accidents may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses and the following:
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future income;
- Property damage;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Loss of consortium.
A monetary award may not be able to completely recompense a victim for the pain and suffering he or she had as a result of the accident, but it can go a long way toward accelerating the healing process.
Invited Visitors and Trespassers
All property owners are obligated by law to take certain precautions to ensure the reasonable safety of their property. Nevertheless, there are three sorts of individuals who owe a higher duty of care to visitors:
- Licensees; and
Invitees are visitors who have been invited onto another person’s premises for the property owner’s benefit. Those who fall under this category include patrons of shopping malls, grocery stores, casinos, and other businesses. These visitors are owed the highest duty of care because the reason for their presence is solely for the owner’s benefit. To establish that he or she falls under this category, an injured party must demonstrate that:
- He or she entered the property by invitation, whether express or implied;
- He or she entered the property for a purpose connected to an owner’s business or with an activity conducted on the property; and
- His or her presence was beneficial to the owner.
Business owners are obligated to advise invitees of both latent and concealed threats that they are aware of or should be aware of.
The majority of visitors that fall under the category of licensee are social guests invited onto someone’s property for non-commercial activities. Therefore, licensees owe a reasonable duty of care, but one that is less stringent than that owed to invitees. Therefore, property owners are only required to notify of dangers they are aware of, and they are not required to identify or perform repairs. They are also typically not compelled to disclose the presence of hazards that are open and evident and that a reasonable person would recognize.
In Nevada, property owners are not compelled to take reasonable precautions to keep trespassers safe. However, there is an exception where a minor trespasser is hurt by:
- An artificial condition on the property that is appealing to children, such as an unfenced swimming pool, and the owner fails to take reasonable precautions to avoid injury; or
- A harmful condition that is left unprotected and the property owner does not take efforts to keep youngsters away from it.
If a plaintiff can establish that the defendant owned or controlled the property and was legally present at the time of the injury, he or she must then show that:
- The condition of the property was hazardous;
- The owner was aware or should have been aware of the risk; and
- The property owner had a reasonable opportunity to fix the issue or provide warning of the hazard.
To be held legally responsible for a victim’s injuries, the property owner must have had actual or implied knowledge of the hazardous state. If the dangerous state was caused by the owner, the court will presume that the owner was aware of its existence.
A court will also evaluate the following considerations to determine whether a landlord or property owner made normal and reasonable efforts to keep the property safe:
- The length of time that the hazardous condition existed;
- Whether the owner completed normal maintenance;
- The cause of the condition’s existance;
- Whether the dangerous condition could have been removed;
- Whether the hazard might have been placed in a safer location without inconveniencing the property owner; and
- Whether the absence of a warning sign or barrier contributed to the accident.
In Nevada, a person who has been hurt due to a property owner’s failure to maintain the property has only two years to launch a lawsuit. However, if the victim suffered merely property damage, he or she has three years to file a claim.
Reputations Are Earned, Not Given
Our law firm’s founding attorney — Farhan Naqvi has handled hundreds of complicated auto accident cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driver accidents
He started his career as an insurance defense attorney many years ago and later joined one of the largest personal injury law firms in Nevada where he often litigated more than 200 cases simultaneously. His strong experience with insurance companies & accident law is the foundation of our boutique law firm. We devote ample resources & time to obtaining maximum compensation for accident victims.
Trials are infamously stressful and time-consuming. In many instances, plaintiffs are compelled to seek legal action in order to receive compensation for their losses. However, in other instances, litigation can be avoided. Property owners may be ready to deal with harmed parties in order to avoid a trial, which could generate unwelcome attention and be extremely expensive. By reaching a settlement with the property owner and his or her insurers, Naqvi Injury Law is frequently able to assist our clients in avoiding the tribulations of court.
Maximizing Your Compensation
Naqvi Injury Law will promptly begin investigating your case. We will investigate the accident’s cause and the property owner’s liability. We will collaborate with your physician and other medical specialists to determine the exact extent of your injuries, as well as the medical care and rehabilitation you require to recover to the greatest extent feasible. If applicable, our firm will also add a demand for lost wages in your claim.
Numerous victims of slip-and-fall incidents and other negligent conduct have been successfully represented by our firm. There have been both Henderson locals and out-of-state guests. We will work to construct a solid and persuasive case designed to maximize your compensation.
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After you have gotten medical help, speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to obtain compensation for your injuries.
- Get the names and phone numbers of witnesses.
- Write down your recollection of the event, including what caused your fall.
- Do not make any statement to an insurance company representative.
Then you should contact Naqvi Injury Law at (702) 487-3729. A lawyer at our office can examine your case and explain how we can assist you in obtaining compensation for your injuries, financial losses, and suffering.
Why Work with Our Firm?
The failure of a property owner or landlord to maintain a safe property can result in severe injuries, emotional distress, and financial problems. Medical costs might quickly exceed a family’s ability to pay, and the victim’s physical anguish can be devastating. Property owners who fail to fulfill their obligations to invited guests can and should be held accountable for damages incurred as a result, so if you or your loved one were injured on another person’s property, please contact Naqvi Injury Law by calling (702) 487-3729 or by filling out and submitting one of our standard contact forms and a member of our legal team will help you schedule a free consultation with an experienced slip and fall attorney who can explain your legal options.
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