Under Nevada law, every property owner has the legal obligation to maintain the property in a safe condition for visitors. This legal duty includes the obligation to protect entrants on the landowner’s property from open and obvious dangers. Furthermore, this legal duty extends beyond open obvious dangers. Under a recent ruling from the Nevada Supreme Court, a landowner also owes a duty to take reasonable care to people on their property for general risks that may exist on that property as well.
Property owners must use reasonable care to maintain a property for the safety of others. Whether or not a property owner used reasonable care in maintaining the property will necessarily depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding each situation. Specifically, it depends on if the hazard was foreseeable, how long the defective or dangerous condition existed, whether there were adequate warnings of the danger, and whether the property owner knew or should have expected visitors to be on the property.
If you have suffered an injury on private property, the experienced Las Vegas premises liability attorneys at the Ladah Law Firm can protect your rights. Call us today at 702.252.0055 to find out how we can help you.
A private property can contain numerous different hazards that lead to accidents and injuries. Some of the most common accidents include:
These accidents can lead to myriad different injuries, some of which can be severe or even fatal. For example, a slip, trip, or fall could cause a head injury, bone fracture injury, internal injury, soft tissue injury, or back injury. Being bitten by a dog could cause bleeding, bone fracture, infection, scarring and disfigurement, and psychological injuries. Drowning or near-drowning can lead to death and permanent and irreversible traumatic brain injury.
Most accidents that occur on private properties could have been avoided but for a defective condition or hazard that existed on the property. As explained above, property owners have a legal duty to protect those who enter the property legally from such hazards; when they fail to do so and an injury occurs, the property owners can be held liable as such. Some common hazards that increase the risk of accident and injury include:
If you are involved in an accident on private property and suffer an injury, you can help protect your rights by taking certain steps. These steps include:
If you have suffered harm on the property of another, you can hold that property owner liable if you can prove that:
One of the hardest parts of a pursuing a premises liability claim is proving that the failure to remedy the situation fell outside of what is considered a “reasonable” amount of time. This involves proving that a) the property owner knew of the condition for a set amount of time and b) that more time than would be considered reasonable by the ordinary person passed before the property owner corrected the hazard. For example, you may be able to prove that you fell in a hole on the property of a private owner, but proving that the property owner had known of the hole for three weeks, yet did nothing to fill or cover it, is much more difficult. Our attorneys can open an investigation on your behalf to gather evidence to build your case.
If you have suffered a personal injury in Las Vegas on private property, it is important to quickly contact an experienced attorney who understands private property & injury matters who can also help you understand what options you have as well as your rights. The Las Vegas private property accident attorneys at the Ladah Law Firm are well suited to do just that. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve, including damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of wages.
Contact our Las Vegas private property accident attorneys today & we’ll evaluate your case & consult you as to what options are available with your case. You can call us today at 702.252.0055 or feel free to come to our office at 517 South 3rd Street in Las Vegas.
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