Many people hold the mistaken belief that if they fall in Las Vegas on the property of a business, that business is automatically at fault for any injuries suffered as a result of that fall. Unfortunately, the law in the state of Nevada requires slip and fall victims to establish certain things in order to recover for their injuries. The law makes it difficult to recover for slip and fall victims in this state for a number of reasons, including for the protection of casinos and other businesses. Therefore, it is extremely important that you hire an experienced and aggressive slip and fall lawyer to handle your case. At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, we are known for our experience and aggressive litigation tactics on slip and fall cases meaning if you have been injured in a slip and fall incident you should call us today at 702-252-0055 for free advice and case evaluation.
If it can be established that an employee or agent of the Las Vegas business where the slip and fall occurred actually caused the spill, by spilling the liquid or substance on the floor, then the store is automatically liable for any injuries caused by the slip and fall. In such circumstances, the only thing you need to worry about is proving that you are not partially at fault for the fall (known as comparative negligence) and proving what the extent of your injuries actually are. This is the ideal slip and fall case and the easiest of these types of cases to win at trial.
If you have one of these Las Vegas Slip and Fall cases, where an employee actually spilled or dropped the liquid or a substance on the floor and failed to clean it up, call us today so that we can start investing in your case to work up your damages claim. We get only the best doctors and experts on our cases and because of that our settlements and verdicts on slip and fall cases are higher than other law firms. Call us today at 702-252-0055 for a free consultation and case evaluation. Even if you do not hire us, we will give you invaluable advice for free.
If it cannot be proven that an employee of the Las Vegas Business actually spilled the liquid or the substance that you slipped and fell in, then you have to resort to the notice and constructive notice legal theories in order to prove that the business is responsible for your injuries.
Notice is a simple concept – we need to establish that an employee of the store actually knew the spill existed on the floor and yet failed to clean it up or failed to clean it up fast enough. If an employee sees the spill, then goes to get a mop to mop it up but does not put a caution sign or cone up, and in the meantime you slip and fall in the spill then the notice requirement is met and the store is liable for all of the injuries resulting from the slip and fall incident.
Or, if they put up a caution sign but it is not big enough or obvious enough and you slip then they are likely at fault. Yet, again proving actual notice is rare. Usually we are left with establishing what is termed “constructive notice”, which is an alternative legal theory in Nevada for establishing Slip and Fall liability. Call us today a 702-252-0055 to hear for free how promising your specific slip and fall case is and to hear how we can get you the most money for your injuries.
Constructive notice is established if the business owner, or its employees, should have known about the spill and failed to clean it up in a timely manner. It takes a hard working attorney who is willing to go through the litigation process, take many depositions, retain the right experts, and pursue the right discovery, to establish constructive notice in slip and fall cases.
At Ladah Law Firm, we have handled and won hundreds of high value slip and fall cases on the constructive notice legal theory successfully and will put in the hard work, dedication and invest the money you need to win. Call us today for a free consultation for your slip and fall case at 702-252-0055, we will work hard for you get you the results you deserve.
The most important things we need to establish to prove “constructive notice” in slip and fall cases include the following:
Constructive notice is basically all about proving that the business should have found the spill, or would have found the spill and prevented the fall from occurring, if they were more diligent. Diligence for slip and fall cases comes down to inspections of the premises, practice and procedures for walking around and sweeping the premises, and documentation of these sweeps and inspections.
Just how diligent the business owner needs to be depends on the standards in the industry and this is where hiring expert witnesses comes in. These standards in the industry are typically testified to by engineering safety experts, occupational safety experts or premises safety experts. These standards are different for different businesses.
For example, a business that serves food, such as a restaurant or a coffee shop, has a higher standard for inspecting the floors around the store than a business that does not serve food, such as a department store. This is because these types of stores that sell food and liquid have a higher chance of ending up with spills on their floors. Buffets and produce sections of grocery stores have an even higher standard for slip and fall cases.
At Ladah Law Firm, we investigate every aspect of your case, hire the right experts, do the right analysis, and work hard to get you the results you deserve on your slip and fall case. Customer service is a priority for us, call us today at 702-252-0055 for a free consultation on your slip and fall claim. We handle slip and fall cases all across Clark County.
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