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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the United States Department of Labor (DOL) reports that there were 850 fatal fall, slip, or trip occupational injuries in a recent year, which included 145 falls on the same level, 680 falls to lower levels, 51 falls from collapsing structures or equipment, and 77 falls through surfaces or existing openings.
The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show over one in four older adults report a fall each year, and 36,508 older adults 65 years of age and older died from preventable falls in one year, with more than 2.8 million people being treated in emergency departments and older adult fall deaths increasing 59 percent over the past 10 years as well as emergency department visits increasing 19 percent.
The slip and fall accident is, without a doubt, the most common kind of premises liability claim that people file, and every person needs to understand that negligent parties in these cases are rarely willing to admit when they were wrong. In many cases, a negligent party will refuse to compensate a person and instead claim that an individual is to blame for their own injuries.
You need to hire an experienced Las Vegas slip and fall lawyer without delay when you suffer injuries in any slip and fall accident. Cloward Trial Lawyers is ready to help.
Slip and fall accidents often involve some kind of hazardous condition causing a person to fall. Some of the most common examples of causes of slip and fall accidents include, but are not limited to:
Some of the most common locations these accidents may occur can include:
Some people involved in slip and fall accidents may be able to get back to their feet and go about their day without any other issues aside from momentary embarrassment. In many other cases, however, people will suffer serious injuries because of their falls.
A slip and fall accident could be further complicated by a person falling into another object that worsens their injuries. People can suffer a wide range of possible injuries in these cases that can include, but are not limited to:
If you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or any other accident, you need the services of a dedicated Las Vegas personal injury law firm to ensure that your rights are protected.
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When a person suffers injuries in a slip and fall accident, they can be entitled to financial compensation, better known as damages. Compensatory damages are supposed to restore people to their original conditions or as close thereto, and damages are usually divided into economic damages and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages are losses that involve objectively verifiable elements. Some of the most common kinds of economic damages include:
Noneconomic damages are non-quantifiable losses that cannot be measured. Frequent types of noneconomic damages include:
Wrongful death cases can involve certain kinds of additional damages, such as:
Punitive damages or exemplary damages are another kind of damages that are awarded far less frequently. These damages are limited under NRS § 42.005 to cases in which a negligent party engaged in oppression, fraud, or malice.
Under NRS § 42.005, punitive damages cannot be more than three times the amount of compensatory damages awarded to a person if the amount of compensatory damages is $100,000 or more, or $300,000 when the amount of compensatory damages awarded to a person is less than $100,000. There is no limit on punitive damages when a case involves an insurer who acted in bad faith regarding their obligations to provide insurance coverage or damages, or injuries were caused by the emission, disposal, or spilling of toxic, radioactive, or hazardous material or waste.
If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a slip and fall accident anywhere in the Las Vegas area, you are going to need to be sure that you have legal representation as soon as possible. The team at Cloward Trial Lawyers handles these cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay anything for us to handle your case, and we will only be paid if we win or settle your case.
Our firm boasts a 99 percent success rate in the cases we handle, with more than $200 million recovered for our clients. You may call (702) 605-5000 or contact our Las Vegas slip and fall attorneys online to receive a free consultation.
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At Cloward Trial Lawyers, we can address all of your legal questions and concerns and advocate for you every step of the way. What follows are the answers to some common questions that arise in the wake of your injury.
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A slip and fall action is generally difficult for the average person to handle on their own because most negligent parties will not admit to any kind of wrongdoing. In many cases, the liable parties instead blame victims for their own injuries and claim accidents were the result of their own negligence.
Insurance companies representing negligent parties in these cases frequently try to quickly settle cases by offering people lump-sum settlements, but you need to know that such offers are usually lowball amounts nowhere near what people are actually entitled to. You should avoid speaking to any insurance company until you have legal representation.
It is important for a victim to work with an experienced Las Vegas slip and fall lawyer because they will be able to conduct their own independent investigation into an accident and secure all of the evidence necessary to prove another party was at fault for the accident. Many insurers try very hard to settle these cases because they do not want to have to pay the extreme costs involved in taking a case all the way to trial.
There are cases in which a lawyer could have to file a lawsuit when settlement negotiations stall or are otherwise unproductive. A slip and fall case rarely makes it all the way to trial, but there can be a limited number of cases that will actually go all the way to the courtroom.
Should a slip and fall case actually go to trial, then a victim will have to prove all of the following:
Anyone injured should retain legal counsel who can argue for for proper damages.
When a person is involved in a slip and fall accident, there can be a lot of confusion about what they should do next. There are certain steps that are recommended in most cases, and these involve:
This is an incredibly common question that never has a solid answer. This is because the value of a person’s case is constantly changing as they continue to amass medical bills, lost wages, and other kinds of economic damages. There is rarely any kind of satisfactory answer to this question for most people, but any person should be concerned if a lawyer does state some specific amount.
Nevada uses a modified comparative negligence standard in determining liability in slip and fall cases, meaning that a person can be partially responsible for a slip and fall accident, but they will not be able to file a legal action if they were more than 50 percent responsible. In all cases, the amount of compensation a person receives will be reduced by the percentage of responsibility they bear.
Comparative negligence is a common defense by insurance companies in slip and fall cases because they often want to pin more of the blame on the person who fell than the person responsible for the property. A person’s award will ultimately be reduced by their percentage of negligence in connection with an accident, so a person who is awarded $100,000 in a slip and fall accident that they are found to have been 40 percent responsible for will have their award reduced by $40,000 and ultimately receive $60,000.
When it comes to slip and fall claims, a person’s status as a visitor can play a major role in whether they can recover compensation. A licensee is a person who is on the property by invitation from the owner, an invitee is a person who is on the property for the financial benefit of the owner, and a trespasser is a person who is not legally on the property. Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) § 207.200 establishes that trespassing is a misdemeanor offense, and property owners do not owe the same duty of care to trespassers as they do to other types of guests.