Business owners, homeowners, and the people who maintain public spaces in Nevada have a legal duty to keep their properties safe for visitors who are legally on their premises. When they fail in that duty and someone gets hurt, slip and fall accident victims can file a premises liability claim to recover financial compensation.
At Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers, our Las Vegas slip and fall accident attorneys have obtained several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims. Let our law firm help you get the money you need to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact a slip and fall lawyer at Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas for a free initial consultation. Call (702) 464-5000. Let’s get started with your recovery.
Do You Need to Hire a Las Vegas Slip and Fall Lawyer?
If you suffered serious injuries in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to recover a substantial amount of financial compensation. Without an experienced Las Vegas slip and fall accident attorney to protect your rights, however, proving the property owner’s negligence, obtaining the medical treatment you need, and getting the insurance company to pay out will be a challenge.
Although a slip and fall attorney is not legally required for you to win a slip and fall claim in Las Vegas, doing so is certainly in your best interest. Studies show that accident victims who hire slip and fall attorneys recover up to three times more than claimants who negotiate with the insurance company on their own.
What Happens When You Hire a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney at Mainor Wirth?
At Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers, we are not TV lawyers, and our law firm is not a settlement mill. When you contact our accident attorneys to discuss your case, you’ll notice the difference right away. What makes our slip and fall attorneys stand out from the crowd?
Free Initial Consultation
At Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers, we provide a free consultation to our prospective clients. It’s our way of getting to know more about you and your personal injury claim, and it gives you a chance to get to know us.
During your free consultation, we will discuss the slip and fall incident that caused your injuries. We’ll talk about how the accident occurred, the severity of your fall injury, and who might be responsible in a slip and fall claim.
While we cannot guarantee how much compensation your slip and fall case will bring, we will provide you with a fairly accurate estimate of what we think your case is worth.
No Up-Front Costs
Our personal injury law firm believes that all injured victims should have access to legal advice and representation from an experienced Las Vegas slip and fall attorney after an accident, and victims should not have to pay out of pocket for legal assistance.
As a result, we accept slip and fall accident and other premises liability cases on a contingency basis. What does that mean to you? Our law firm will shoulder the financial burdens of handling your slip and fall case. We will conduct an investigation, file your claim with the insurance company, negotiate with the responsible parties, their insurers, and their attorneys, and even represent you in court if necessary without charging you any attorney fees.
When we win your case, we will subtract our fees and the costs of your case from your settlement or jury award. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
The Las Vegas slip and fall accident lawyers at Mainor Wirth have earned a reputation for excellence in handling premises liability claims like yours. While other attorneys are on TV claiming to be the best slip and fall lawyers in Nevada, our team is working hard to prove it. Our slip and fall lawyers have won several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims just like you.
What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas slip and fall accidents can happen under a wide range of circumstances. In most cases, these accidents happen when a dangerous condition exists, and property owners or managers neglect to do something to fix it. When property owners are negligent, victims can suffer severe, or even deadly, fall injuries.
The most common causes of fall accidents our Las Vegas law firm sees include:
Uneven Walking Surfaces
Countless Las Vegas slip and fall accident cases arise every year because of uneven walking surfaces on sidewalks, in hallways, and in entryways. In many cases, these dangerous conditions are caused by unrepaired or poorly maintained flooring materials. These types of fall accidents occur as same-level, or low-level fall incidents, but the injuries sustained can be severe.
If an uneven walking surface caused you to suffer a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, and the property owner knew about it, but failed to make repairs or warn you of its existence, you may have a valuable claim.
Wet or Slippery Floors
Wet floors and slippery surfaces are also culprits in countless slip and fall accident cases in Las Vegas. Slip and fall incidents often occur when spills are not cleaned up promptly, snow or rain is tracked into an entryway, or when unsafe cleaning chemicals are used.
If you fell and sustained injuries because a floor was wet or slippery, you may have a viable slip and fall case against the property owners, a cleaning company, or even the maker of a cleaning product.
Fall injuries are often severe when incidents happen on unsafe stairways. If a stairway was poorly lit, stairs were loose, a handrail was missing, or the stairs were cluttered with debris, the dangerous condition may have contributed to your fall.
If your accident happened on another person’s property, and the responsible party’s negligence caused you to fall, you can sue the property owners for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
Unsecured Handrails or Guardrails
Unsecured or missing handrails or guardrails can cause you to lose your balance and suffering a slip and fall. In fact, unsafe or missing handrails play a role in countless slip and fall accidents that happen in hotels, casinos, and apartment buildings in Las Vegas.
If the property owner’s failure to repair or replace a missing or broken handrail or guardrail contributed to causing your slip and fall accident, make sure to file an official accident report with the negligent party. Then contact our legal team, so we can immediately begin investigating.
The property owner or manager is responsible for warning guests about hazards that exist in accessible areas. This includes posting signs or guards to tell people about things like step-downs, wet floors, damaged flooring, torn carpeting, ramps, and other dangerous conditions that may cause a fall injury.
If the property owner failed to warn you about a hazardous condition he or she knew about, or should have known about, and you suffered a serious injury as a result, you are entitled to fair compensation for your losses.
Part of keeping property safe for guests includes making sure lighting is adequate and fixtures are working properly. Dark or dim walkways, and areas where lights are blinking, can cause people to trip over clutter, miss steps, or step into an object.
If the lighting was inadequate or not working properly when you fell, and an injury occurred, your slip and fall attorney can help you file a claim against the property owner and the insurance company.
How to Get a Fair Settlement in a Las Vegas Slip and Fall Accident Case
One of the most important steps you can take to improve your chances of winning a fair settlement in your Las Vegas accident case is to hire an experienced slip and fall injury attorney. Although the law doesn’t require fall victims to hire injury attorneys to file claims or lawsuits, or even battle it out in court, having a Las Vegas attorney on your side is in your best interest.
How Can a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Help with Your Case?
There are various ways that hiring a lawyer will be beneficial to your case, and ultimately, your financial recovery.
Evaluating Your Slip and Fall Accident Case
Just because you slipped, tripped, or fell on another party’s property doesn’t mean you have a viable premises liability claim. To prove negligence, various elements of a tort must exist.
- The property owner must have owed you a duty of care to keep the premises safe. If you were in an area where you were legally permitted to be, the property owner owed you this duty of care.
- The property owner or manager must have known about, or been responsible for knowing about, the dangerous condition on the property, and, failed to make repairs or warn you about the hazard.
- The dangerous property condition must have caused, or significantly contributed to, your accident. It’s not enough that you fell on another party’s property, a hazard must have caused or contributed to the fall.
- You must have suffered some form of significant harm from the fall. If you did not suffer fall injuries that resulted in medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, physical injury, or other losses, you have no damages to recover.
Determining Liability for Your Slip and Fall Injury
If you suffered fall injuries on someone’s property, the property owner may not be the only party that is liable for your losses. In fact, may slip and fall cases that end up in the Las Vegas court system involve multiple defendants.
Injury attorneys will gather evidence to prove how your injuries happened, and then identify the parties who were responsible for the conditions that contributed to the accident. Examples of liable parties in slip and fall incidents include:
- A property owner, business owner, or person/company responsible for maintaining safe conditions on the property
- The negligent party’s insurance company (this could be the company that manages a homeowner’s insurance policy, or another type of liability insurance policy)
- A negligent third party, including maintenance companies, cleaning crews, construction companies, and others in similar positions
- A product manufacturer, if, for instance, a defective furnishing or piece of equipment caused your fall injuries
Calculating Your Damages
No injury lawyer can guarantee how much money you will recover for your fall injuries, or even whether your case will be successful. However, an experienced Las Vegas slip and fall attorney can provide you with a fairly accurate estimate of how much your slip and fall injury is worth.
First, your injury attorney will consider the available sources of recovery. Examples include wealthy business owners, large corporations, and the responsible party’s insurance policies and limits.
Next, the attorney will calculate your economic damage, like the cost of your medical care, your lost wages, ambulance and hospital bills, and other financial losses. Keeping your receipts for payments made, any medical bills or statements you receive, and your earnings statements from your employer will help your lawyer calculate your economic damages.
Your attorney will then calculate your non-economic losses. Unlike economic losses like medical care costs and your lost earnings, your non-economic losses do not have a set monetary value. Your lawyer will use your economic damages multiplied by the level of your pain and suffering, to estimate the value of these losses.
Finally, your lawyer will determine whether you might be entitled to punitive damages. Designed to punish the negligent party for egregious behavior, punitive damages are rare in slip and fall accidents.
Making Sure You Receive a Fair Settlement
A slip and fall accident can result in serious consequences for injured victims. The lifetime costs for head injuries, hip injuries, or spinal cord injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident, for instance, can easily soar into the hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars.
The insurance company and the other side’s attorneys will tempt you with settlement offers that might appear attractive at first. When you consider the long term costs of your injuries, however, you’ll see that they are offering you pennies on the dollar. If you accept a settlement offer from the liable party, you will not be able to take your case to court to recover additional compensation.
Your attorney will evaluate settlement offers from the insurance provider or large corporation to determine whether the amounts will be enough to cover all your present, and projected, losses. If the settlement offer is too low, your slip and fall attorney will negotiate with the other side to make sure you receive a fair settlement. If negotiations are unsuccessful, your attorney will bring your case before the courts.
Representing You in Court
Battling it out in the courtroom without a slip and fall attorney can be detrimental to your case. According to recent studies, most personal injury plaintiffs who handle their slip and fall cases on their own fail to make it through the civil litigation process, lose what otherwise would have likely been a successful slip and fall case, or ultimately have their personal injury case dismissed.
Without a slip and fall injury lawyer on your side, you’ll be forced to go up against a team of defense lawyers on your own. These attorneys will be experienced in defending injury claims like yours. They will be familiar with the way the court system works. They will also be trained to identify the weaknesses in your case, and they’ll be motivated to make sure you lose.
Let Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers Help You Recover Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Accident
Let a Las Vegas slip and fall lawyer at Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers help you recover Let a Las Vegas slip and fall lawyer at Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more. Our law firm has the knowledge, experience, and skill you need to win your personal injury case.