Las Vegas commercial property owners in Las Vegas (and surrounding communities) have a duty to warn their patrons and other individuals coming onto their property if there are dangerous conditions present. This includes taking action to prevent people from being injured on their property. In areas that have experienced crime, this duty includes providing sufficient security. All too often, failure to take such precautions happens on the property owner’s watch, due to the high cost of these measures. This failure may lead to serious injury and potentially even the death of a victim. If you or a family member has been injured due to negligent security on commercial property, call a lawyer at Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, (in Las Vegas) for a free consultation. Call us today – 702-252-0055.
Las Vegas is known around the world for its extravagant hotels, nightclubs, casinos and entertainment venues. The owners of these properties must provide adequate security to ensure a safe environment for their patrons. Providing adequate security includes:
Commercial premises are usually also required to carry a substantial amount of liability insurance intended to protect individuals injured on their premises. In many cases, commercial properties have multiple policies that provide potential duplicative coverage. This provides an avenue for injury victims to procure full and fair compensation.
If you have been injured in a nightclub accident as a result of owner or employee negligence, contact call the lawyers at Ladah at Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, today. Our consultations are free. We can represent victims who’ve been injured in places like Galleria Mall, State Lane, Fashion Show Mall, night clubs, bars, outlet malls and at other locations.
You probably won’t know off the top of your head. After an assault, you are probably shaken up and possibly in pain. You need immediate medical attention and to get somewhere safe. You really don’t need to know whether security was adequate, and it isn’t your job to find out in the moments and hours after an attack.
Instead, you can meet with an attorney who can perform a more thorough investigation. A lawyer can visit the scene of the attack and check for safety features like adequate lighting, signage, and locks. The attorney might also need to question security staff or investigate the amount of crime the area has experienced recently. Typically, the more crime in the area, the more that the property owner should be aware of the need for safety measures.
Of course, write down any information that you think is helpful. For example, if you spoke to management that someone was threatening you but management did nothing, your lawyer needs to know that.
Notify the police and the business where you are injured. They need to know. Police can find the perpetrator who attacked you, and the store needs to be on notice that a crime has occurred on their premises so that they can minimize that happening again. If you feel too shaken, then ask someone else to report the crime.
Usually, they suffer bodily injuries you tend to see with any assault—bruises, scratches, soft-tissue injuries. More severe attacks can result in broken bones, bullet wounds, or sexual assault.
Regardless of whether you suffer serious physical injuries, the emotional distress can be considerable. Many people suffer from anxiety after a violent attack and might be afraid to leave home. Others might feel comfortable going out in public but will avoid the place where they were victimized.
After a criminal attack, get to the hospital so that evidence can be gathered and you can receive prompt treatment. The best way to improve from your injuries is to receive immediate medical attention.
Our clients have received money to compensate them for a variety of losses associated with their injuries, such as:
Every case is different. The amount of compensation our clients can receive will depend on too many factors to summarize here. But it is vital that you get solid evidence of your injuries and meet with an attorney as soon as possible.
You are entitled to use reasonable force to defend yourself. For example, if someone tries to punch you, you can block their arm or even punch them to neutralize them. What you can’t do is escalate the use of force unreasonably. So if someone tries to grab your purse, you can’t stab them or shoot them with a gun to keep them from running away.
Often, fighting back is the best thing you can do to protect yourself, along with yelling for help. Your attorney will ask you how the attack unfolded, so you can discuss any self-defense that you used at that time.
Not necessarily. Negligent security claims are actually civil lawsuits; you are suing the property owner, not the criminal who attacked you. The issue is whether the property owner provided enough security to reasonably prevent an attack. Since you are not suing the perpetrator who assaulted you, you really don’t need to identify him or her.
However, a question might arise about whether you really were attacked or whether you are faking your injuries. In that case, you might benefit by the police catching the criminal. Even better, if the criminal is convicted of the crime, then you might have an easier time getting compensation. But it is not absolutely necessary that the police ID the suspect and arrest them.
Nevada law generally gives victims 2 years from the date of the attack to sue for compensation. Obviously, the sooner you seek out legal help the better. A lot of evidence can disappear in 3 years, which will only harm your case.
For help, please contact Ladah Law Firm today. We offer a free consultation, which you can schedule by calling 702-252-0055.
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