Las Vegas Premises Liability Laws
You’ve been injured on someone else’s property because of hazardous conditions. The property owners and their insurance company’s lawyers will try to blame you for your injuries, deny your claim, and paint you as a clumsy fool.
Premises liability cases can encompass a variety of factors that add complexity, which is why an experienced Las Vegas premises liability lawyer must conduct a thorough evaluation of your case to ensure you’re receiving the maximum compensation the law entitles you to after an accident.
For example, under premises liability law, getting hurt on someone’s property does not mean that the property owners acted in a negligent manner. Even if you can show that the property was in an unsafe condition, it does not equate to the property owner being negligent. Your premises liability attorney must work to prove that the property owner either knew, or should have known, about the unsafe conditions and failed to take the necessary steps to fix it.
Even if the owner of the property is determined to take not responsibility for the injury, the law is clear; property owners have a duty to use reasonable care against foreseeable risks to harm others. Your status while on the property at the time of the accident determines the extent of the owner’s duty to the injured party. That status can be:
G. Dallas Horton & Associates, Top Rated Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers, have successfully handled numerous premises liability claims. Our Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of the laws regarding commercial and residential property safety.
Types of Premises Liability Cases in Las Vegas
Property, business and facility owners may have direct liability and financial responsibility for illnesses and injuries that occur on their premises. These illnesses or injuries often occur because of their negligence or failure to use reasonable care and provide a safe, healthy environment. Some of the most common forms of premises liability cases include:
- Dog and animal bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Inadequate security
- Open holes or excavations
- Uneven floors or pavement
- Falling objects
- Insufficient lighting
- Defective products
- Dangerous property conditions
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Swimming pool injuries
Premises Liability Involving Children
When children are on a property, the owner has a high degree of duty. Even if the child is trespassing, the property owner has a responsibility to give warning if he or she knows, or should have known, about a hazardous condition that could lead to bodily harm or death. If the business or land owner has allowed these dangerous conditions to exist without proper safety or warning signs, they may be held responsible for your injuries. Places where children have been injured on the premises include:
- Night clubs or special events without proper security
- Casinos with construction defects
- Stores with slippery or blocked aisles
- Construction zones without traffic cones
- Swimming pools with untrained staff
G. Dallas Horton & Associates will make sure you get the compensation you deserve while defending your reputation against any assault on your dignity. The negligence of these property owners will continue as long as the people they injure with their carelessness don’t fight back.
If you’ve been the victim of an injury due to the unsafe conditions created by the owners or staff of a commercial or residential property in Las Vegas Nevada, our firm will fight to get you justice and make sure those responsible don’t harm another innocent person.