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Boulder City NV Slip and Fall Lawyers



Hurt in a Slip and Fall in Boulder City? Contact Our Premises Liability Lawyer Today

At High Stakes Injury Law, a Boulder City slip and fall lawyer from our firm is an aggressive, experienced advocates for injured victims. In Nevada, property owners—and property occupiers (businesses)—have a legal responsibility to ensure their premises remain in reasonably safe condition. If you or your loved one was hurt in a slip and fall, we can help. Contact our Boulder City slip and fall personal injury attorney today for a free, completely confidential initial appointment. 

A Slip and Fall Case is a Premises Liability Claim

A slip and fall case is covered under the broader legal category of premises liability. It is an area of law that holds property owners and occupiers (businesses/organizations) responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their property due to unsafe conditions. To be clear, liability is by no means automatic. In Nevada, property owners/businesses have a duty to maintain a safe environment for visitors. If they fail to do so, they may be liable for a resulting accident—including a slip and fall. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in sorting out the details and helping clients have the best chance of success in their personal injury cases.

Slip and Fall Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

Slip and fall accidents should never be taken lightly. When it is true that some people escape slip and falls with relatively modest injuries, these accidents can cause severe, even life-altering harm to victims. The impact of a fall can affect various parts of the body, leading to a range of health issues that can significantly impair a person’s ability to work or perform daily activities. Some common types of injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents include:

  • Sprains; 
  • Soft tissue damage; 
  • Broken bones; 
  • Neck injuries; 
  • Facial injuries; 
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs); 
  • Internal bleeding; and
  • Spinal cord damage. 

Note: All slip and fall accident injuries require immediate medical attention. If you were hurt in a slip and fall in Boulder City, it is imperative that you see a doctor right away. Doing so is not only vital to protect your health, it is a required step in Nevada’s personal injury claims process. Once you have taken care of yourself, reach out to an experienced slip and fall personal injury lawyer for help with your next steps.

What to Know About Slip and Fall Liability in Nevada

Slip and fall accidents are fault-based legal cases. As noted previously, a business in Boulder City will not be held automatically responsible for a slip and fall accident on its premises. The victim (claimant) must prove liability. Here are key elements of a slip and fall accident claim in Nevada: 

  • Duty of Care: You must demonstrate that the property owner owed you a duty of care. In Nevada, this duty exists for invitees and licensees but varies depending on your legal status on the property. Trespassers are only owed a very limited due of care in Nevada. They may not be able to bring a slip and fall accident claim. 
  • Breach of Duty: It must be shown that the property owner breached their duty of care. A breach occurs when the owner fails to take reasonable steps to ensure the property is safe, which could include not cleaning up a spill in a timely manner or failing to repair a broken step. A comprehensive investigation of the slip and fall is a must. 
  • Causation: There needs to be a direct link between the property owner’s breach of duty and the accident. Put another way, you can prove that the unsafe condition directly resulted in your slip and fall accident. Without causation, there is no liability. 
  • Damages: Finally, you must have suffered damages due to the fall. This can include physical injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Documenting these damages thoroughly is key to establishing the value of your claim. Your recovery will be based on your actual damages. Without damages, there is no viable claim. 

A Two-Year Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Injury Claims

Premises liability claims are generally subject to a two-year statute of limitations in Nevada (N.R.S. § 11.190). As a slip and fall accident claim is a type of premises liability claim, the two-year statute of limitations apply. There are only very narrow exceptions to the rule. If you do not file a lawsuit for a slip and fall injury within two years of the incident, you will likely lose your ability to bring a claim. The sooner you start the process, the better positioned you will be to get justice. Be proactive: Consult with a Boulder City slip and fall injury lawyer right away after a bad accident. 

We Help Slip and Fall Accident Victims Fight for the Maximum Compensation 

In Nevada, slip and fall accident victims have the right to pursue compensation for their economic losses and their non-economic damages. Indeed, the purpose of a personal injury claim for the victim to be made “whole”—meaning compensation is tied to damages. Unfortunately, the commercial property insurance companies that defend claims fight aggressively to pay out as little as possible. Our Boulder City, NV slip and fall accident lawyer can help you seek compensation for: 

  • Emergency medical care, including ambulance costs; 
  • Hospital bills and other types of medical expenses; 
  • Physical therapy and ongoing medical support; 
  • Loss of wages and loss of earning capacity; 
  • Pain and suffering & mental distress; and
  • Disability or disfigurement. 

Slip and Fall Injury Claims in Boulder City: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

What are the Most Common Slip and Fall Hazards?

Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents are caused by a wide range of different safety hazards. For the most part, these falls can be prevented with proper care. Some of the most common slip and fall hazards include: 

  • Unmarked wet floors; 
  • Uneven surfaces; 
  • Poorly maintained or damaged flooring; and 
  • Obstructed pathways.

Additional risks can come from inadequate lighting, loose carpets, or rugs, and unexpected steps or curbs. Businesses and property owners in Boulder City need to address these common hazards to ensure the safety of customers/guests. 

How Do Property Owners and Businesses Defend Slip and Fall Accident Claims?

It depends. A number of different defenses may be raised. Though, in most cases, defendants in slip and fall accident claims in Nevada start by arguing that they were not negligent. In other words, they argue that they did not know about the hazard, had no reasonable opportunity to address it before the accident, and should not have known about the hazard. Beyond that, defendants may also claim that the injured party was at fault, either wholly or partially, for their injuries due to their own negligence or failure to heed warnings. A Boulder City slip and fall accident lawyer can help you prepare for any potential defenses. 

Should I Agree to Settle My Slip and Fall Injury Case?

Whether to agree to settle your slip and fall injury case in Nevada depends on several factors, including the extent of your injuries, the offer’s adequacy in covering your damages, and the strength of your case. Most slip and fall accident injury claims are settled outside of litigation. Still, you should not agree to a settlement that offers less that you deserve. 

Why Rely On High Stakes Injury Law for a Slip and Fall Accident Claim

Slip and fall accident cases are complicated. Businesses and property owners often raise aggressive defense in an effort to limit their liability. Our founder Scott Poisson built High Stakes Injury Law to protect the people who need help the most—victims and families. We are on your side each and every step of the way. Among other things, our Boulder City slip and fall accident lawyers will:

  • Hear what you have to say and answer legal questions about your slip and fall case;
  • Investigate the slip and fall accident—gathering the evidence needed to prove fault;  
  • Represent you in settlement negotiations with defendant and/or insurance carriers; and
  • Take aggressive legal action to maximize your slip and fall accident compensation. 

Results matter. We know that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work in premises liability claims in Nevada. Every injured victim deserves personalized guidance from their attorney. With client testimonials, winning case outcomes, you can trust our Boulder City, NV slip and fall accident lawyers to handle your case with the care and diligence that is required. 

We Represent Slip and Fall Accident Victims in Boulder City On Contingency

With High Stakes Injury Law, there are no upfront costs or out-of-pocket fees. Our Boulder City slip and fall accident lawyers represent victims on a contingency fee basis. Under a contingency fee agreement, we get paid when we successfully recover damages for our client. Our legal services are always accessible. Do not go it alone: Set up your free, no obligation initial consultation with our Boulder City slip and fall accident attorney today. 

Contact Our Boulder City Slip and Fall Accident Attorney for a Free Case Review

At High Stakes Injury Law, our Boulder City slip and fall accident lawyers are strong advocates for justice. Hurt in a slip and fall or trip and fall? We can help you hold a negligent business or property owner accountable. Reach out to us by phone or contact us online to set up your free, no obligation consultation. Our firm handles slip and fall accident claims in Boulder City and throughout Nevada.

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If you are in need of a wonderful law firm to handle your personal injury case please read this. Three years ago I was that person. I had never filed a lawsuit in the 30 years that I lived in Las Vegas Nevada… rust in this firm, they will not disappoint you and you will feel the confidence that you need to feel in your attorney.

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If you or a loved one were injured due to the negligent or reckless actions of others, you’re no doubt feeling overwhelmed. It’s scary to think how quickly you can go from living your normal life to having everything upended. Even worse, your normal life is probably now replaced with growing medical expenses, ongoing therapy, and replacing damaged property at a time when being away from work is resulting in lost income. Fortunately, an experienced attorney can help you face these difficulties head-on.

At High Stakes Injury Law, our personal injury lawyers have spent decades serving the people of Las Vegas, Clarke County, Nye County, and every corner of Nevada. We’re conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, and if you’re coming from Valley Hospital Medical Center, we’re less than 5 miles away. We’re also just a 17-minute drive from Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) along Interstate 15. Wherever you’re coming from, our personal injury lawyers in Nevada are ready to advocate on your behalf.