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Slip and Fall Accident Claims

Las Vegas Accident Attorneys

Property and business owners have a legal duty to maintain a safe environment for customers, guests, employees, and visitors. This includes basic maintenance and warning signs to prevent slip and fall or trip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can cause severe injuries and can even be fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2006-2010, falls were the leading cause of traumatic brain injury for all age groups and the leading cause of death in people 65 and older. If you have been injured in a slip/trip and fall accident on someone else’s property anywhere in Nevada, please talk to our Las Vegas slip and fall accident claims attorneys right away to find out more about potential compensation.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall

Property and business owners can be held financially responsible for your injuries if they failed to take care of a hazard that they knew or should have known about, and that failure led to your injuries. The hazard should either be corrected in a timely fashion or, at the very least, proper warning should be posted so that people have the opportunity to avoid the hazard.

Common actionable causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Spills that are not cleaned up in a timely fashion
  • Wet floors that are not marked during cleaning
  • Cleaning products not completely removed, leaving a slippery residue
  • Debris, boxes, and other messes
  • Low obstacles such as open drawers and cabinets
  • Electric cords and cables in walkway
  • Slick flooring materials, including over-waxed floors
  • Damaged flooring
  • Carpets and floor mats that are wrinkled, folded over, or unsecured
  • Uneven floors or walkways
  • Uneven, damaged, or faulty stairs
  • Lack of handrails or faulty handrails
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Failure to post warnings of slippery or damaged surfaces
  • Failure to post warning of step up or step down
  • Failure to remove hail or other weather-related hazards
  • Potholes and otherwise damaged parking lots surfaces
  • Cracked sidewalks
  • Loose gravel
  • Leaky air conditioners and refrigeration units creating puddles or slick areas
  • Filthy conditions leading to overgrowth of slick mold

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip/trip and fall can cause very serious injuries, including fatal brain injuries. Compensation for those who survive can be the key to gaining access to the advanced medical care necessary to make your best possible physical recovery. Slip and fall injuries can include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Broken hip or pelvis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Rib injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Face and eye injuries
  • Dental damage
  • Chemical burns
  • Infections and sepsis

To learn more about what the Las Vegas slip and fall accident claims attorneys of Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little can do for you and your family after a slip and fall accident in Nevada, please call us at (702) 699-7500 or contact us online right away.