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Inadequate Lighting Accidents

Property owners have the responsibility of keeping their premises safe. This may include lighting dim lit areas to avoid hidden dangers

While many people think of slick floors and unguarded areas, improper lighting is also a serious factor in slip-and-fall and premises liability injuries. Landlords, property owners and businesses have an obligation to adequately light their premises; when people are injured as a result of improper lighting, it is important that they are compensated properly to fully heal and recover.

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At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, our Las Vegas premises liability attorneys have the skills and experience to effectively handle the full range of inadequate lighting claims. We bring the comprehensive knowledge we have honed representing clients throughout Nevada to work on any injury case caused by negligent lighting. Start your claim today. Call our Las Vegas office at 702-252-0055 to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.

Property Owners Must Protect Guests From the Dangerous Inadequate Lighting

In Nevada, businesses and property owners are required to keep their premises in safe condition for customers and other guests. Among other things, it is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that there is adequate lighting on the premises. This means conducting regular inspections and repairing problems in a proactive manner. The research is clear: Inadequate lighting is dangerous. It can lead to a wide variety of different types of accidents and safety issues, including:

  • Fall accidents in poorly lit stairwells;
  • Fall accidents in poorly lit walkways; and
  • Criminal attacks by third parties inside or outside of buildings.

To be clear, a business or property owner’s responsibility extends beyond the four walls of their building. They also have a legal duty to make sure that exterior walkways and parking lots are reasonably well-lit in order to protect the safety of customers and other guests.

Inadequate Lighting: Liability is Based on Negligence

Nevada premises liability lawsuits are negligence claims. To hold a business or property owner liable for an injury—including an injury caused by inadequate lighting—you must prove that their careless or reckless conduct played a role in causing the accident/criminal attack. This raises an important question: What do you need to prove to hold a business or property liable in a premises liability case? Here are four key elements to prove liability in an inadequate lighting case in Las Vegas:

  • There were dangerous conditions on the premises;
  • The business or property owner knew or should have known about the conditions; and
  • The dangerous conditions cause the victim’s injuries.

Many premises liability lawsuits come down to proving that conditions were “unreasonably dangerous”. What constitutes an unacceptable safety hazard always depends on the specific nature of the case. Different property owners owe different obligations.

That being said, if a prudent business/property owner would have provided better lighting under similar conditions, it means that you were a victim of negligence. A Las Vegas, NV personal injury attorney will help you get justice and compensation.

Hurt in an Accident Caused By Inadequate Lighting? A Full Investigation is Required

It is important not to assume that a slip or trip was your fault if inadequate lighting was involved. At the same time, a business or property owner will not be found automatically responsible for your injuries. You need reliable, well-documented evidence to support your claim. Every successful legal case is built on a sturdy foundation of evidence.

We will work directly with you to understand all details with respect to your injury and to prove that the premises owner or homeowner’s association is responsible for the substandard and inadequate lighting and that this caused you to fall. From there we will aggressively advocate for you in court or negotiate for you if your accident was due to someone else’s negligence.

We Will Help You Maximize Your Financial Compensation

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Through a premises liability lawsuit, injured victims can seek compensation for both out-of-pocket costs and their intangible damages. While the law provides clear rights, recovering compensation is rarely easy. In the vast majority of cases, inadequate lighting claims are defended by property insurance companies. Insurers are well-known to be aggressive. They are focused on protecting their profits and they are not interested in paying you a fair settlement. Our Las Vegas premises liability lawyers can help. We will help you maximize your compensation for your inadequate lighting injuries. You may be entitled to financial relief for:

  • Emergency medical treatment;
  • Medical bills and other out-of-pocket costs;
  • Rehabilitative care;
  • Lost wages;
  • Diminished earning power;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Physical impairment;
  • Permanent disfigurement; and
  • Wrongful death.

You Have Limited Time to Take Action: Know the Statute of Limitation

As with all personal injury cases, it is important to take decisive action to protect your rights and options. We encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible after getting treatment for any injuries.

In Nevada, premises liability claims are governed by a very strict statute of limitations. Under Nevada Revised Statutes § 11.190, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the accident. There are few very exceptions to this rule.

Failure to follow the statute of limitations will likely result in your case being dismissed. The last thing you want to deal with is missing out on your rights simply because of a legal technicality. Do not wait to get started: Call a Las Vegas inadequate lighting accident lawyer right away.

We Handle the Full Range of Inadequate Lighting Claims

With more than $150 million recovered for our clients, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle all types of premises liability claims. If your injury was caused by poor or broken lighting, we are ready to help. Regardless of the severity of your injuries or the cause of your accident, our lawyers are here as a resource. You may be able to bring a successful premises liability lawsuit if your injuries were caused by inadequate lighting in:

  • Walkways;
  • Unguarded parking lots;
  • Interior and exterior stairwells and steps;
  • Unlit interior and exterior stairwells where injuries or assaults could more easily occur;
  • Inadequate lighting coupled with slippery conditions or walkways;
  • Hallways;
  • Sidewalks; and
  • Tripping or falling down stairs.

How Our Las Vegas Premises Liability Attorneys Can Help

Inadequate lighting claims are complicated. You need a skilled attorney on your side. At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, some of our biggest cases have been premises liability claims. We measure ourselves by what we are able to achieve for our clients. When you reach out to our Las Vegas office, you will have an opportunity to consult with a Nevada premises liability attorney who will:

Conduct a free, detailed review of your inadequate lighting claim;
Investigate the accident, gathering evidence and information;
Handle settlements talks with insurance companies; and
Build a personalized strategy focused on results.

We believe that each and every client deserves individualized, reliable legal representation from an attorney who is willing to invest time and energy into their case. Successful results come from hard work and persistence.

With our law firm, you can always afford to work with a top-rated personal injury lawyer. We handle premises liability claims on a contingency fee basis—meaning we will only get paid when we win your case.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Las Vegas, Nevada, Stairway Accident Lawyer

At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, our Nevada premises liability attorneys are aggressive, experienced advocates for justice. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident that happened because of inadequate lighting. For a free consultation with attorney Ramzy Ladah about a trip and fall, contact our firm today at 702-252-0055. With an office located in Las Vegas, our lawyers are well-positioned to represent injured victims throughout all of Southern Nevada.

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