Las Vegas Premises Liability Attorneys
Premises liability laws deal with the property owner’s legal duties of care to guests and visitors. As the owner of a home, business, land, or another piece of property, one owes certain standards of care to keep the premises safe for others. Failure to uphold these duties can result in serious premises liability accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident on someone else’s property in Las Vegas, contact Panish Shea & Boyle LLP. Our attorneys can go to bat for you against property owners, insurance companies, and other entities.
Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents
Understanding your stance as a personal injury plaintiff takes a bit of knowledge about the category of law your case will involve. Premises liability accidents are special and separate from other types of claims, such as auto accidents. Property owners owe unique duties of care to visitors that other parties do not, such as a duty to check an area for hidden hazards before welcoming guests and visitors to enter. The following issues can all give rise to premises liability lawsuits if the property owner fails in his or her duties:
- Assault or robberies
- Building collapses
- Dog or animal attacks
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Exposures to hazardous substances
- Fires or floods
- Inadequate security
- Parking lot incidents
- School or playground accidents
- Slips and falls
- Staircase accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
Any type of premises defects that the landowner knew or reasonably should have known about may be an element in a premises liability claim if it caused your injuries. You must prove that the defendant was the party in charge of maintaining the land at the time of the accident, that the defendant was negligent in this duty of care, that this negligence caused your accident, and that you suffered damages as a result. Our attorneys can help with this burden of proof in Nevada.
How Can Our Attorneys Help?
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has lead attorneys with decades of experience handling Nevada personal injury lawsuits. We’ve gone up against major individuals, employers, business owners, companies, and corporations on behalf of our clients. One of the best ways we can help during a premises liability claim is to combat the common defense of a plaintiff’s comparative fault for the incident.
Defendants and their attorneys will frequently try to minimize or escape liability for a premises liability accident by alleging that the plaintiff could have prevented the accident. For example, a defendant may try to say that a “reasonable and prudent” grocery shopper would have seen the spilled milk and stepped around it, but since the plaintiff was texting and walking, he or she is to blame. It is your attorney’s job to contest these claims, prove the defendant’s fault, and maximize recovery.
In Nevada, modified comparative negligence laws hold that a plaintiff may still recover at least partial compensation as long as the courts find him or her less than 50% responsible for the accident. The lawyers at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP will do everything in our power to display to a judge or jury that the defendant has the majority of fault for failing to keep a property free from hazards. With our assistance, you can maximize your recovery by minimizing your percentage of fault.
Schedule a Free Legal Consult in Las Vegas Today
If you suffered any type of injury while in a casino, bar, restaurant, club, grocery store, on the street, in a parking lot, or elsewhere in Las Vegas, Nevada, contact our firm. We’ll set up a personal consultation with one of our lead attorneys at no charge to you. We’ll listen to what happened and let you know if believe your accident has merit as a premises liability claim. Call (702) 560-5520 to talk to someone about your case today.