Las Vegas Premises Liability Lawyers

Under Nevada law, landowners are required to keep their property in a safe condition and free from hazards that may cause harm to others. When a visitor suffers injuries due to a dangerous condition at a business or private property, the landowner, property manager, or others may be held liable for the resulting damages. Identifying negligent parties, proving liability, compiling evidence, and seeking maximum financial recovery in a Las Vegas premises liability case may challenging without experienced legal counsel. Contact Southwest Injury Law today to learn how we can assist you with your potential case. Our legal team offers free, no-obligation consultations.

What is Premises Liability Law in Nevada?

Premises liability is the law that determines who can be held liable for injuries or accidents that happen on someone else’s property. The landowner, like a business owner, has an obligation to provide safe premises and warn of any potential dangers. When they fail to do so, they are generally considered negligent in their duty to protect visitors from harm and may be held accountable for the resulting injuries and damages. This means there are two main categories when it comes to looking at who might be liable:

  • Either the individual (premise) performer–the one with control over the condition causing injuries such as maintenance workers or;
  • Business owners acting through employees.

Common Types of Premises Liability Incident Cases

  • Resort injuries
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Casino accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Dead tree or branch
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Poor lighting conditions
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Falling merchandise or objects
  • Missing or broken staircases or railing

Elements of a Premises Liability Lawsuit

Any situation where the property owner knew or reasonably should have known about an unsafe condition may be grounds for a premises liability claim in Nevada. A favorable case result depends on the plaintiff and their lawyer to prove the elements of negligence, including:

  • The opposing party was responsible for maintaining the property at the time of the incident
  • The other side failed to uphold their duty of care owed to the plaintiff
  • The defendant’s negligence was the direct cause of the incident
  • The plaintiff suffered damages because of the accident

What Evidence is Needed to Prove a Premises Liability Case?

In a premises liability claim, there must be clear evidence demonstrating that the plaintiff’s injuries were caused by the unsafe condition. The evidence must also prove that the landowner failed in their duty to search the property for unknown hazards, warn visitors about potential dangers, ensure that routine maintenance is conducted, and make timely repairs for known dangers. Useful types of evidence to prove these cases includes:

  • Photos: Pictures should be taken of the unsafe condition that caused the incident, such as a pothole in a parking lot, a crack in a sidewalk, or a puddle without a wet floor sign. These photos should be taken immediately before the owner can fix the danger. If there are visible injuries, photographs should be taken.
  • Eyewitnesses: Statements from eyewitnesses should be obtained immediately as they can be located, and their memories of the incident are fresh. Eyewitness testimony in a premises liability case can provide clarity on what happened and help corroborate your account of the accident.
  • Incident Reports: An accident report should be filed after a slip and fall or another incident to notify the property owner of the claim. If a report was made, the plaintiff should obtain a copy of it. The incident report will include details of the accident and contact information for the owner, witnesses, and the insurance company.
  • Medical Records: Injuries are the basis of a premises liability claim. Medical records and bills for accident-related injuries are crucial pieces of evidence. Medical records can help your lawyer establish the severity of your injuries and the amount of compensation you should receive for costs of reasonable and necessary treatment.
  • Expert Witness Testimony: Expert witnesses may be needed in a premises liability claim depending on the disputes that arise in the case. If the insurance company and defense counsel dispute liability for the incident, testimony from an accident reconstruction expert may be necessary. Medical experts and economists are other experts that may be called on to strengthen your case.

A knowledgeable Nevada personal injury attorney can help determine what evidence is needed to prove your claim and gather it as part of their investigation of your premises liability case. To discuss your potential claim, call our Las Vegas office to schedule your free case evaluation.

Why is it Important to Work with a Premises Liability Attorney?

At Southwest Injury Law, our experienced legal team conducts comprehensive investigations by:

  • Interviewing eyewitnesses
  • Working with expert witnesses
  • Examining the scene of the incident causing injury
  • Requesting video surveillance footage of the accident
  • Gathering and preserving evidence before it is altered or destroyed

Evidence is necessary to build a strong case for full compensation. Learn more about how our personal injury lawyers can assist by setting up a free case review today.

Free Consultation with a Las Vegas Premises Liability Lawyer

When you are ready to discuss your case, call our experienced Las Vegas premises liability attorneys at (702) 600-3200. We offer free consultations anytime. Our legal team can investigate your accident, identify at-fault parties, and seek maximum financial recovery on your behalf. We serve clients in Clark County and throughout Nevada. Se habla español.

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