Some people think a slip and fall accident may just lead to a sore knee and a bruised ego. However, many slip and fall accidents can result in very serious injuries like a concussion, torn ACL/MCL ligament in your knee, pulled muscle in your back, or a herniated disc. Furthermore, the National Safety Council reported that slip and fall accidents are the single largest cause of emergency room visits.
Slip and fall accidents can happen almost anywhere in Las Vegas. For example, let’s say you’re inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino heading towards their Le Cirque restaurant when you slip on a wet surface. No sign was out alerting you to this slippery spot and you hit your head very hard on the ground causing a head injury. In this situation, you should consult with a personal injury attorney and pursue a personal injury claim.
Premises liability is the area of the law that determines the guidelines that a property owner or occupier has to protect entrants and visitors from dangerous conditions or defects on the property. Generally, the law provides that property owners must keep their premises reasonably safe for people who are on the property and are required to provide some type of signage or notification of a wet surface on their premise. The fact that no sign was posted when you suffered your slip and fall injury means the business was negligent and they should compensate you for your injury, any lost wages, and pain and suffering.