Las Vegas Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident in Las Vegas, you should retain skilled and aggressive legal representation to help assist you with your personal injury claim. The experienced team of Las Vegas Slip and Fall Lawyers at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC is here to help.

Aside from the large volume of car accidents in Las Vegas and Reno, slip and fall claims rank second in terms of accident volume. Ice, water, oil and other substances on the ground breeds injuries. Hotels and casinos account for a large number of claims every year. The common defense to these claims are intoxication and comparative negligence by the patron. Other common premises cases occur in grocery stores, malls, parking lots, valets, restaurants, and places with heavy foot traffic.

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Joseph L. Benson II, and Ben J. Bingham, Nevada Personal Injury Attorneys

Sprinklers and water make up a huge volume of residential problems and claims. In areas of the country where temperatures freeze, sprinkler over-spray creates hazards on sidewalks and driveways. Broken ankles are very common in these cases as are rotator cuff tear and wrist injuries. Sealed concrete is a popular material for casino valets which tend to be very slippery when wet. These can be excellent personal injury cases.

It is very important to get the right expert on board to help prove your case. Experts that specialize in building code violations and have professional engineering experience can be very helpful to prove the floor was unreasonably slippery, constructed incorrectly, and even noncompliant with building codes.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will sometimes investigate and provide very helpful information to the attorney in cases where clients are injured in the workforce. The workplace can be a very hazardous environment.

One important tenet a victim need’s to understand is whether they have a good case in the first place. Please read the following information to determine if it is a good slip or trip and fall case: Fact Scenarios that (usually) DO NOT make good Slip & Fall Cases.

Slip and fall accidents occur every single day in Las Vegas. Whether they’re caused by oil on a road, wet floor in a casino, a spilled drink at a restaurant, or a slippery substance on a grocery store floor, we all face potentially hazardous situations every day.

In the event of an accident, many store, casino, and restaurant owners will suggest that the person who fell was intoxicated or should have known the floor was wet and taken appropriate precautions. However, it’s actually the responsibility of a property owner to alert customers and guests of any potentially dangerous situations.

What Is a Slip and Fall Accident

A slip and fall accident is just what it sounds like: you slip (or trip), fall, and sustain an injury. Resulting injuries can range from a mildly bruised ego to severe, life-long repercussions. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that falls are the leading cause of workplace fatalities , accounting for 39 percent of job site deaths per year.

While you may have contributed to your accident in some way—for example, if you were walking while distracted—never let that prevent you from contacting a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer to discuss your eligibility for compensation.

When you contact Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, we will meet with you, review the circumstances of your accident, interview witnesses, and speak with experts to ensure that we have a complete understanding of what happened to you. The best part is, you don’t have to pay anything upfront; it won’t cost you anything to have us by your side throughout your entire personal injury claim process. We only get paid if and when we secure compensation for you, and we only take cases that we believe have a good chance of success.

One of our more recent successful cases provided the change necessary for the Regional Transportation Commission put up remedial measures to prevent trip and fall accidents on concrete curbs near their bus stops as a result of one of our lawsuits.

Bus Stop Accident Curb Settlement
Pictured Above is the Regional Transportation Commission response for remedial measures after the slip and fall case settlement by Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC.
Bus Stop Accident Slip and Fall
Pictured above is the curb of a bus stop that a client of Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC had a slip and fall accident prior to the Settlement of injury accident.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries range from mild to severe. But even the mildest injuries can cause life-altering, permanent consequences.

Some of the most common slip and fall injuries include:

  • Sprains
  • Broken bones
  • Hip injuries
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Ongoing back pain
  • Paralysis

As a victim of a slip and fall accident, you may experience more than one of these injuries. Don’t let your own embarrassment or guilt prevent you from seeking compensation from the negligent party.

How to Prove Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident

Proving that another party caused your slip and fall accident involves a complex legal process. If you retain us to handle your claim, we will work with you to hold the at-fault party liable for your injuries.

To succeed, we must establish that your accident involved one of the following circumstances:

  • The owner of the property or an employee of the business where your accident occurred must have created the dangerous condition that led to your injury.
  • The owner of the property or an employee of the business where your accident occurred must have known about the dangerous condition and failed to take any action to remedy or warn customers of it. In other words, in a premises liability case (slip & fall), the owner must be on notice of the slippery substance and have a chance or opportunity to cure the defect or dangerous condition.
  • The owner of the property or an employee of the business where your accident occurred should have known of the dangerous condition because a reasonable person in similar circumstances would have discovered it and rectified it.

For instance, if a patron slips on ice that accumulated from a customer’s spill, the owner may not be liable for the slip and fall if they were never “on notice” that the spill existed; this is called actual notice. If it can be proven, “constructive notice” will be implied without actual notice. Constructive notice simply means that the law will imply that the owner was on notice of the defect even if they did not know about the spill if it can be shown that enough time has gone by and the owner never inspected the premises. These are usually the cases brought in supermarkets. It depends on what is a reasonable time for the inspection.

Proving that one of the above situations existed at the time of your accident is not an easy task; it requires legal experience and dedication to fact-finding. At Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, we have helped many clients just like you secure compensation for their injuries following a slip and fall accident. We encourage you to read what they’ve said about our services.

Compensation for Your Injuries

You did not cause your injuries, and you should not bear any of the responsibility for the associated costs. If you retain us, we will fight to help you recover the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Loss of companionship

Let us worry about holding the negligent party accountable while you focus on your recovery instead of the complex legal process.

You should be wary of insurance companies’ initial settlement offers. The insurance company representing the negligent party will likely contact you right after your accident. These companies know that you’re probably out of work and that your medical bills are piling up. The stress associated with a slip and fall accident makes injured individuals think that they need quick cash to pay their bills, and the insurance company will use this to its advantage.

Insurance companies are in the business of making money, not paying claims. When you receive a quick settlement offer, it’s usually a low ball offer, and you shouldn’t accept it until you’ve spoken with a personal injury attorney. The offer you receive may only cover the medical bills that you’ve already accumulated and likely won’t include any compensation for future expenses, which means you may end up having to pay those bills out of pocket. Let us help you avoid this unfair situation.

At Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, we will negotiate with the insurance company to ensure that you receive a fair settlement offer that covers the full value of your claim. We’ll work with you to determine an accurate estimate of your future costs, so you don’t end up in financial hardship because of your accident.

While most personal injury cases settle out of court, we only accept a settlement offer if it compensates you fully for your injuries. If settlement proves unviable, we are prepared to take your case to trial.

Slip and Falls & Trip and Falls in Hotels

Hotels and casinos are playgrounds for entertainment. However, they are also grounds for slip and falls cases or slip and trip cases due to the negligence of the resorts.

Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC has litigated against nearly every casino or hotel in Las Vegas, and over the years we have compiled records of recurring slip and falls in specific areas of hotels (ie. marble floor entrance way). This information proves not only relevant, but vital when seeking damages from the resorts; having already litigated cases where injuries occurred in the exact some area of the hotel or casino put the company on notice. Nightclub violence either by bouncer or patron is also a major emphasis for personal injury law suits; many times the guest of a hotel actually becomes the victim of the hotel’s breach of reasonable care.

Las Vegas Slip and Fall FAQ

Las Vegas is the most-visited tourist destination in the United States. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, over 42 million people visit the city in a given year. Visitors travel from all across the globe to take in a show, experience world-class dining, and perhaps partake in a little gambling.

If you’re visiting Las Vegas, there’s a good chance you’re staying at a casino or hotel on or near the Las Vegas Strip—though it’s not just visitors. Indeed, many local residents work and enjoy amenities on the Strip as well.

On and off the strip, the heavy traffic and party-like atmosphere give rise to an elevated risk of slip and fall accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury while in Las Vegas, you should determine your eligibility to seek financial compensation. Read on for our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions relating to slip and fall accidents in Las Vegas.

What is a Las Vegas slip and fall accident?

It may seem relatively straightforward, but this is an important question. Far too many victims suffer from excessive costs and drawn-out treatments because they don’t know their rights. Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents happen when a person slips, trips, or otherwise falls on someone else’s property.

Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Uneven surfaces
  • Wet or slick flooring
  • Debris or furniture in a walkway
  • Cracks or ill-repaired sidewalks
  • Worn or disheveled carpet
  • Unmarked or unexpected stairs

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries that result in significant long term pain. According to the CDC, one out of every five falls results in a serious injury, and over 800,000 people visit the emergency room every year because of a fall injury. When your fall is the result of another party’s negligence, that person or establishment may hold legal responsibility for your injuries. To learn more about your rights, contact a Las Vegas slip and fall attorney.

What should I do after a Las Vegas slip and fall accident?

Casinos are busy, and falls, let’s be honest, can be embarrassing. It’s natural to get up and pretend nothing happened. This is a mistake (and exactly what the casino or hotel hopes you will do). While you may feel fine, symptoms may present gradually over the next couple of hours or days. If you ignore your symptoms and don’t report the incident, you will likely be responsible for all medical costs. Immediately let the management or staff know what happened and file an official accident report.

Besides that, there are a few things that you should do to preserve your rights, including:

  • Gather evidence: It may come as a surprise, but casinos don’t want to pay out money if they don’t have to. This means it’s up to you to prove that the casino was at fault. There are many ways to do this. If there are witnesses, ask for their contact information. Take pictures of the scene and what caused your fall. It’s also a good idea to pay attention to what time the accident happened in case there is security footage available.
  • Go to the doctor: You need to establish medical care and get checked out for any serious injuries. It’s typically a good idea to visit a doctor as soon as you can after a fall. Don’t worry if you are a visitor. Most local hospitals and urgent care visitors will work with you to make sure you get the care that you need.
  • Contact an premises liability attorney: Again, your injuries may seem minor, but it’s important to talk to an experienced attorney to see if you have a case. In addition to medical costs, a Las Vegas slip and fall lawsuit can help you recover lost wages and pain and suffering. An attorney can review your case and guide you through the next steps moving forward.  The experienced attorneys at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC have litigated against nearly every hotel and casino in the area.

I’m visiting from out of town. Should I talk to a Las Vegas lawyer or one from my home state?

While in some cases you can use an out-of-state lawyer, it’s usually more convenient and efficient to work with someone in the jurisdiction where the accident happened. A local attorney knows the state laws, attorneys and medical professionals in the field, and in all likelihood, has already dealt with the specific casino, restaurant, store, or other location where your accident happened.

Once you return, your attorney can take care of most of your case over the phone. If he or she needs a signature, you may submit it online or drop it in the mail. If you do need to be present for a deposition or a trial, your attorney may cover the costs and include them in your Las Vegas slip and fall claim.

Bottom line: If you live out of state and injured yourself while on business or vacation here, we can still serve you.

How long do I have to file a Las Vegas slip and fall suit after an accident?

Nevada’s statute of limitations generally provides victims with two years from the date of their accidents to file a lawsuit with the local court. This may seem like a long time, but your attorney needs enough time to gather evidence and prove your case, so don’t wait to call us.

Don’t Ignore Your Injuries—Get the Help You Deserve for your Las Vegas Slip and Fall Accident

Hotels, casinos, and other Las Vegas destinations attract millions of visitors every year. As such, these establishments need to take the health and safety of every person seriously. If you suffer a fall at a local attraction, you have rights. In some cases, the casino or hotel may try to offer you a free item, stay or some sort of gift to get you to go away. Whatever the casino offers you, it likely will not pay for your medical bills. An attorney can help you fight for compensation that covers the full cost of your injuries. If you have questions or need help, don’t be afraid to reach out. Contact an experienced Las Vegas slip and fall lawyer at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, for more information about your rights.

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Contact a Trusted Personal Injury Lawyer

Following a slip and fall accident, you may face severe injuries that require extensive recovery time. This recovery will not be cheap; however, if the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t bear any responsibility for your medical bills. Rather, the party that caused your injuries should cover those expenses.

When you work with us, you gain access to our many years of experience representing slip and fall victims like yourself. We know the tactics insurance companies use, and we know how to defend against them. Contact Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC online or by calling (702) 382-9797 today to learn more about how we can help you get back on your feet following a slip and fall accident injury.

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“Choosing Benson & Bingham lawyer services was the best decision I made following my accident. I went to their office located downtown and the day I walked in the door I knew I would be in good hands. From the young lady at the front desk to my lawyer and her assistant, everyone was very kind, and compassionate. They treated me with respect and my lawyer had a lot of patience, which I’m grateful for. They kept me up to date every step of the way and explained, in detail, answers to any questions I had. I would recommend Benson & Benson to anyone in need of help!”

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