Nevada Trip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Imagine that you are walking down the street, on a path you have taken many times previously when all of a sudden you trip and fall to the ground. You are rushed to the hospital where you are treated for serious injuries, including a broken ankle which requires surgery to repair. In an instant, everything has changed.
Trip and fall accidents such as these happen every day in Nevada. These types of accidents are caused by defective and hazardous property conditions and can lead to very serious injuries or death.
If you were recently involved in a trip and fall accident in Nevada, you should immediately contact the Nevada trip and fall accident lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group in order to understand your legal rights, because you may be entitled to compensation from the property owner depending on the nature and extent of your injuries.
The Bourassa Law Group is dedicated to helping clients who have been seriously injured in a trip and fall accident that was caused by a negligent property owner. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial difficulties our clients face with a life-altering injury that may negatively affect the rest of their lives. We will do everything possible on the legal front to facilitate a smooth road to recovery.
Mark Bourassa and the attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group have represented thousands of people injured in trip and fall accidents in Nevada, and have obtained millions of dollars in settlements on their behalf. With their extensive background of legal knowledge and experience, you can expect exceptional results from their representation.
We will not charge you anything for the initial consultation, and The Bourassa Law Group will never charge a fee for their legal services until they recover money damages for you.
If you are a victim of a trip and fall accident, call us now at (702) 851-2180. The attorneys can also be contacted by online chat or by email.
Do I Need a Nevada Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer?
After suffering serious injuries in a trip and fall accident, you doubtless have many questions. If you are wondering whether you should retain an attorney following your trip and fall accident, the answer is, “Yes.”
If you tripped and fell on a property that is owned by another person, the owner of the property can be held responsible for the injuries you sustained in the accident. Property owners in Nevada have a duty to keep their premises free of tripping hazards. Their failure to do so is negligence.
However, in order to recover damages from the property owner, it must be proven that the property owner failed to maintain or keep their property in reasonably good condition. This is where your slip and fall accident attorney’s experience becomes invaluable.
Your The Bourassa Law Group personal injury lawyer will immediately conduct a thorough investigation into the condition of the property where you slipped and fell. This may include speaking to any investigating police officer or first responder. It may also include visiting the accident site with an engineer to identify the specific defect or hazard that caused you to fall. Without these facts, it’s impossible to prove negligence on the part of the property owner.
Also, an experienced trip and fall accident attorney will work to settle your case with the company that insures the property before filing a case in court. Many insurance companies will attempt to settle cases with people who don’t have legal representation by offering a one-time lump sum payment that is significantly less than what the claim is worth.
Your slip and fall accident lawyer from The Bourassa Law Group will work to secure a full and fair settlement offer without putting you through years and years of litigation. However, if the insurance company fails to offer a just settlement, your attorney will take your case to court for a jury verdict.
Call the Nevada trip and fall accident attorneys at (702) 851-2180 now to discuss your trip and fall case. Doing so can ensure a swift settlement and resolution of your claim, and can help put you back on the road to recovery.
Why Choose The Bourassa Law Group To Handle My Trip and Fall Accident Case?
Mark Bourassa opened The Bourassa Law Group to help people who were injured in accidents due to no fault of their own. His years of successes have made him a formidable opponent to those trying to take advantage of personal injury victims.
Mr. Bourassa is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law where he graduated cum laude. He was also a member of the Pepperdine Law Review and the Pepperdine Moot Court Team.
Mr. Bourassa is licensed to practice law in all state courts in Nevada. He is also licensed in California and Arizona. He is also admitted to practice in the federal courts in Nevada, California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Mr. Bourassa has also appeared before the United States Supreme Court.
Valerie Gray is an attorney who works in the firm’s Nevada offices. She graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law in 2017 and is admitted to the State Bar of Nevada.
Hillary Ross is a firm partner. She also graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law. She is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in California and Colorado.
Stuart Hawkins is another firm associate. He comes to the firm with many years as a senior litigation attorney in a general litigation firm in Connecticut where he primarily represented clients involved in personal injury and criminal matters.
Mr. Hawkins completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He obtained his law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island.
Mr. Hawkins is admitted to practice in Colorado and Connecticut, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Jennifer Fornetti represents plaintiffs who have been injured because of motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.
Ms. Fornetti received her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bradley University. She is admitted to practice law in Nevada, Missouri, Arizona, and Colorado.
You can learn more about all of the attorneys and the work they do at The Bourassa Law Group here.
Nevada Trip and Fall Accident Cases
There are different types of trip and fall accidents that occur in Nevada. Some common types of trip and fall accidents include the following:
- Cracked or uneven sidewalks;
- Rugs that are not properly secured in place;
- Uneven surfaces such as potholes, bricks or paving stones;
- Uneven transitions from one type of flooring surface to another;
- Loose floorboards or floor tiles;
- Clutter and debris;
- Non-uniform or irregular steps, or otherwise defective staircases; and
- Unsecured wires or cables;
These types of accidents can occur on sidewalks, in streets, in parking lots and shopping malls, and in stores or other places of business.
In Nevada, victims of trip and fall accidents only have two years from the date of the accident to bring a claim for injuries. If you do not file a lawsuit within that two-year period, you are forever barred from bringing a claim for your injuries.
Also, in Nevada, you may recover damages related to the injury you sustained in your trip and fall accident. Your damages may include:
- Payment of your past medical expenses;
- Payment of any and all future medical expenses;
- Reimbursement for time lost from work;
- A lump sum award if you are unable to return to work;
- Compensation for a diminished earning capacity;
- Loss and enjoyment of life;
- Pain and suffering;
- A reduced rate of life expectancy;
- Loss of services; and
- Out of pocket expenses related to the accident.
The amount you recover for a trip and fall accident in Nevada will be reduced by the amount you are at fault for the accident. You can recover for your injuries as long as you as your share of liability does not exceed 50%.
For example, you may be found responsible for your trip and fall accident if you were not paying attention to where you were walking (looking at your phone). The portion of your settlement may be reduced by the percentage of your own negligence.
Finally, there are many different types of injuries that you can sustain in a trip and fall accident. These may include:
- Lacerations and abrasions requiring sutures;
- Fractured bones requiring surgical repair and physical therapy;
- Torn ligaments in the shoulders and knees;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Concussion and impaired cognitive function
- Broken ribs; and
- Internal injuries.
In worse-case scenarios, trip and fall accident victims can suffer full or partial paralysis or even death.
If You Are a Victim of a Nevada Trip and Fall Accident, Call The Bourassa Law Group Now
If you have been a victim of a trip and fall accident caused by a negligent property owner, you can count on the personal injury attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group to guide you through the process when they file your claim for damages and they recover a full and fair settlement on your behalf.
The Nevada trip and fall accident attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group deliver results. Their reputation for achievement is unmatched. Don’t wait to call. The initial consultation is free.
Call the personal injury attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group now at (702) 851-2180. You can also contact the team of trip and fall trial accident attorneys via online chat or by email.
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.