Nevada Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Slip and fall accidents are unfortunately common across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control one in five falls results in a serious injury, and in 2016 alone, 9.2 million people required emergency medical care after a fall.
Falls occur for a number of different reasons, but one of the most common is a slip and fall accident. This type of fall often occurs when property owners or managers do not perform required maintenance or do not follow safety regulations, which are essential for making their property safe. When another person’s actions cause you to slip and fall, they should be the ones responsible for medical and rehabilitation expenses, as well as lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.
Building a slip and fall accident lawsuit is the best way to get justice after a fall and receive the most possible compensation for your accident. Contact the Nevada slip and fall accident lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group at (303) 331-6186 for a free consultation today.
Why You Need a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Proving that another person’s negligence or carelessness caused your slip and all accident is a difficult task. As the person filing the lawsuit, you are the one required to find evidence and support for your claim of their liability. Without the right amount and type of evidence, you cannot build a strong legal case and your lawsuit will not provide you with the compensation that you need.
In order to gather the correct evidence after a slip and fall, you need a comprehensive understanding of personal injury law and the duties that a property owner must perform to keep their property safe. Additionally, you will need access to evidence to show how the property owner was negligent.
That’s why you should hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after you’ve had a slip and fall accident. Personal injury lawyers spend years studying the law, to give their clients the best possible chance of a successful outcome. A slip and fall accident lawyer can clearly explain your rights and build a very strong case on your behalf, using their expertise and their experience.
Additionally, a personal injury lawyer understands the evidence you need to prove liability after a slip and fall accident. They will gather the necessary information and proof for your case, which will offer you the best possible outcome.
After a serious injury from a slip and fall accident, you need compensation to help you manage the physical and financial impact of this accident. You cannot afford to enter into a slip and all lawsuit without a lawyer, who will guide you through every step of this process.
Why Choose The Bourassa Law Group?
The legal team at The Bourassa Law Group has many years of experience working with clients in Nevada after a slip and fall accident. Our slip and fall lawyers have helped many people receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation after a serious injury using innovative and effective legal strategies.
The Bourassa Law Group understands the importance of proof in creating your case, and we will use our extensive resources to gather the evidence necessary to prove liability. We routinely work with medical professionals, researchers, and investigators to provide a well-rounded view of your accident, gaining information that you may not otherwise have access to.
Furthermore, The Bourassa Law Group understands the financial difficulty you experience after a slip and fall accident, and we believe that you should not sacrifice your legal rights because of monetary concerns. For this reason, we offer each of our clients a free initial consultation on their case, and we guarantee that you will not pay us until you receive compensation for your case.
We are prepared to put our expertise to work for you, to build your case and support your needs during this difficult time. Call us now at (303) 331-6186 so we can go to work for you.
Understanding Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents primarily occur in two different scenarios: a flat-surface slip and fall or an elevated-surface slip and fall. A flat-surface slip and fall accident refers to an accident that occurs on a surface with no elevations, such as on a sidewalk, driveway, or level flooring. On the other hand, an elevated-surface slip and fall accident occurs when a person falls down from or off of an elevated surface, such as stairs, hills, or another type of incline.
In a flat-surface slip and fall, you will only fall the distance of your height from the floor. Falling from an elevated surface, you may fall significantly further, depending on the height from which you fall. Typically, elevated-surface slip and falls cause more intense injuries and pain because of the additional force on the body when you fall from a greater height.
Nevertheless, any type of fall may cause serious injuries, especially if you fall on sensitive portions of your body, such as your head, neck, or back. Some people, such as children, the elderly, or some individuals with pre-existing medical conditions, are more likely to sustain severe injuries from a slip and fall because of weak bones or other body structures.
A slip and fall accident can have serious consequences, no matter the height of the fall or the person involved. Property owners and managers must be aware of the dangers of this type of accident and take appropriate measures to keep visitors or employees on their property safe and healthy.
Common Injuries from a Slip and Fall
The specific details of a slip and fall accident will determine the type and severity of the injuries you or your loved one sustains. Injuries may range from relatively minimal to serious to life-threatening. Although it is rare, slip and fall accidents can result in death due to particularly severe falls, falls from great heights, or serious complications from injuries after a fall.
Some of the more common injuries that you may experience as the result of a slip and fall accident may include, but are not limited to:
- Cuts, scrapes, or lacerations
- Bruising and swelling
- Muscle sprains or strains
- Fractured or broken bones
- Damage to internal organs
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck or spinal cord injuries
You must take any injury that you or a loved one experiences in a slip and fall accident seriously. Getting immediate and appropriate medical intervention and rehabilitation services are essential to avoid lasting pain or complications after the fall.
However, these medical services can be expensive and time-consuming, potentially taking a toll on your ability to work and protect your other financial interests. You should never have to forfeit necessary medical care after a serious slip and fall accident because of the expense of operations or treatment.
If another person’s negligence or carelessness resulted in your slip and fall accident, you may be able to hold this person responsible for paying damages for the losses you have suffered.
Most Common Locations where Slip and Fall Accidents Occur
Some locations are understandably more dangerous than others because of the age of the structure, the type of activities that occur there, and likely hazards that you may encounter. Examples of potentially dangerous locations may include construction sites, highways, or workplaces with heavy machinery. These locations are often more likely to have a higher frequency of slip and fall accidents because of the greater number of inherent risks.
Nevertheless, places that have a higher number of risks associated with them also require increased safety precautions to keep people safe. If a property owner or manager fails to follow these safety requirements, they may put workers or visitors at risk of a serious slip and fall accident.
However, any building or space, whether inherent dangers are present or not, has certain safety standards that managers or owners must meet to ensure that their property is safe for individuals to enter. Any building or outdoor space that is not properly maintained or in which the responsible parties fail to follow necessary safety guidelines can pose a serious risk of slip and fall for visitors, clients, or employees.
Places where slip and fall accidents are most likely to occur include:
- Public spaces, such as streets, sidewalks, and public parks
- Parking lots with poor lighting, incorrect signage, or asphalt deterioration
- Stairs and escalators, especially when wet or without proper handrails
- Restaurants, grocery stores, or other commercial locations
- Hotels or resorts
- Private homes, both indoors and outdoors on the property
- Job sites in a variety of different fields
Any of these locations may present different problems that can lead to a slip and fall accident, including uneven flooring, debris or obstacles in the path, or wet and slippery surfaces. Although sometimes it may be impossible to prevent a dangerous fall, some falls are preventable with the appropriate property maintenance or warning indicators. If a property owner or manager fails to notice or repair a serious safety concern that led to your slip and fall accident, they may be liable for your injuries.
If you or a loved one were injured during a slip and fall accident, you have the right to fight back against the person who caused your fall. You should never be responsible for the financial expenses of a fall that resulted from another person’s negligence or carelessness.
The Nevada slip and fall lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group are ready to fight for you to make the property manager pay for their actions and the harm they caused. Contact The Bourassa Law Group today at (303) 331-6186 to begin work on your case.
Frequently asked questions
There are several factors that can contribute to the amount of damages you are eligible to recover. First, and foremost, are medical costs (past, current, and future) related to the injuries you sustained.
You may also be compensated for ‘general damages’ which include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental distress, and emotional anguish. In some instances where negligence or intentional harm was significant, you may pursue punitive damages.
Additionally, if you were involved in a car accident, then you may also be compensated for property damages, especially if there was loss of use of your vehicle.
As professional attorneys, we acknowledge our duty to keep our interactions with our clients entirely confidential. Not only do we aim to comply with the rules of ethics in our field, but we also want to keep your trust by securing personal information.
The Bourassa Law Group will work diligently with a supporting team of medical professionals, accident research specialists, and investigators to uncover the circumstances of your claim. We will seek out the degree of fault, analyze your injuries and losses, and evaluate the total impact the personal injury has had on your life. In addition to this, our team will assess the degree to which comparative negligence can affect your claim and determine if the at-fault party has insurance limits that would prevent them from compensating your total damages.
There is absolutely no cost for an initial consultation with the dedicated attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group. We understand how stressed you must be with the physical injuries, mental and emotional distress, and financial concerns that can arise after an unexpected accident - and we do not want to add to that burden.
Our team wants you to know that you are not alone. We are ready to hear your case and provide quality legal guidance. Contact us right now at (303) 331-6186 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
After suffering an accident, victims may wonder whether seeking legal care is effective and cost-efficient. You should know that our services are provided on a “contingency fee basis.” This means that we do not get paid unless you win.
The fees that we charge for our services are a percentage of the total amount that you will recover from your personal injury claim. Do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about how this process works. If your case is not successfully resolved with a considerable settlement - you owe us nothing.