Fill out the form below for a free consultation
  • The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

By Your Side, Securing Your Future.

  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img
  • img

Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Nevada

A trip or fall is not just embarrassing; in some cases, it can result in severe, life-threatening injuries. Atrip and fall can occur at any time and any place. A poorly lit stairwell can conceal a trip hazard; a wet floor in a grocery store, or an uneven surface in a parking lot can all trigger a serious trip or fall. Depending on the age of the victim, any medical conditions he or she has, the surface on which he or she falls, and other such factors, a trip and fall can result in bruises, strains and sprains, broken bones, or much more severe injuries. These cases require an experienced attorney familiar with these types of circumstances to be handled properly. The attorneys at Ladah Law Firm, PLLC have such experience: 702-252-0055.

 

Trip and Fall Explained

 

There are two main types of falls that can result from a dangerous surface: a slip or a trip. A “slip” occurs when the person’s feet lose traction with the ground and slide out in front of the person. This causes the person to fall backwards. Head, neck, and spine injuries are very common with slips.

 

A “trip,” on the other hand, occurs when the person’s leg or foot is entangled or restrained, causing the person to fall forward. Face injuries are common, as are hand and arm injuries if the person attempts to break his or her fall.

 

Trip and Fall Statistics

 

The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) hascompiled the following statistics concerning trips or slips and falls:

 

  • Slips and falls account for over 1 million hospital emergency room visits per year;
  • Fractures occur in 5% of all individuals who fall;
  • 22% of slip and fall incidents lead to more than 31 days missed from work;
  • Compensation and medical costs associated with employee slip/fall accidents is approximately $70 billion each year;
  • Hip fractures are the most serious consequences of falls and lead to the greatest number of health problems and deaths;
  • One of every three individuals over the age of 65 will experience a fall in any given year; half of those that do will experience multiple falls.

What Should I Do After a Trip and Fall Accident?

 

If you have suffered a trip and fall accident, you need to obtain immediate medical attention for your injuries. Even if you do not think you are injured, it is beneficial for your health – and for any future claim for damages – to get checked out by a medical professional. You should also:

 

  • Ask to make a report with the business or place in which you fell. Be sure to describe in detail where you fell, what you believe you slipped on, and what injuries you suffered.
  • Make sure to provide the same details you did to the business to the medical professional that evaluates you.
  • Remember and write down as many details as you can, including what business in which you fell, where you fell, what you slipped or tripped on, whether there were any warning signs, etc.
  • Contact Ladah Law Firm, PLLC right away at 702-252-0055. The sooner you contact our Nevada trip and fall attorneys, the sooner we can get to work getting you compensation for your injuries.
Find Out More - Call or Text: 702.252.0055

img

What Our Clients Are Saying:

…Ramzy took over and he and his staff did just a wonderful job. They got me more money than I thought that I would get… I was just very pleased and would recommend them to anyone else.

Read More