Nevada Slip and Fall Attorney

Nevada Slip and Fall Attorney
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Suffering injuries in a slip and fall accident often leaves you struggling. You may struggle to get around as well as you normally would, or you might struggle to take care of your own chores or even go to work. If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, especially in a place of business, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim that could help pay your bills and manage your finances while you recover from your injuries. Contact Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC today at (702) 382-9797 to learn more about how we can help.

Do You Need a Slip and Fall Attorney in Nevada?

If you suffered serious injuries in a slip and fall accident, you may wonder if you really need a lawyer—or even if you can afford one. After all, medical bills add up fast, and you may struggle to take care of your finances even without adding a costly lawyer bill into the equation. Fortunately, having the right attorney on your side can make it easier to seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. At Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, we have collected more than $130 million for our clients. While we cannot guarantee the results of your claim, we do bring that substantial experience to every case we handle for our clients. This includes $1.2 million for a slip and fall injury in 2009 for a Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC client.

Working with a lawyer can help you increase your total compensation, as well as ensure that you receive valuable legal advice that can help you avoid snares that may decrease your compensation. Not only that, a lawyer can help negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, freeing up your time to focus on your recovery.

Slip and Fall Accidents: The Aftermath

After a slip and fall accident, you may find yourself facing several common types of injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury , including ongoing disorientation, difficulty regulating emotions, or difficulting with comprehension
  • Spinal cord damage , including limited mobility or even paralysis
  • Broken bones, especially hip fractures or knee injuries
  • Soft tissue damage that, in many cases, can cause more long-term pain and suffering than broken bones

What Happens During Your Claim?

After a slip and fall accident, working with a lawyer can help you better understand Nevada premises liability law and the claims process, from communicating with the insurance company to taking the case to court if needed. Understanding the answers to these key questions, however, can help provide you with peace of mind.

What damages can you claim after a slip and fall accident?

To claim damages from a slip and fall accident, you must first prove that you suffered injuries in the slip and fall. The amount you receive will vary depending on factors like how badly you were injured and the extent of your insurance policy; however, most people claim the following:

  • Medical expenses from the accident
  • Pain and suffering, including the need to miss out on activities that once brought pleasure
  • Lost wages due to missed time at work
  • Lost earning potential when your slip and fall accident permanently prevents you from returning to your previous employment

Who bears responsibility for your injuries?

In a slip and fall accident, generally, you assume that the owner of the premises where you fell bears responsibility for your injuries. However, your lawyer will ask several key questions to help determine liability, including the following:

  • Did the premises owner fail to properly maintain the area? This might include repairing flooring or keeping up with the sidewalk outside the shop.
  • Did the premises owner offer reasonable safety precautions? This includes installing handrails and guard rails as required by OSHA, as well as ensuring simple precautions, like offering wet floor signs if employees recently washed the floor or customers tracked water inside.
  • Did employees clean up any spills promptly?
  • Did employees allow trip hazards to remain in the aisles?
  • Did you contribute in some way to your injury? This might include horsing around in the store, rather than behaving normally, or entering an area that was clearly marked for employees only. If you contributed to your accident in some way, the insurance company may decrease your total compensation amount based on the percentage of responsibility that you bear.

Will the insurance company fight the claim?

In some cases, personal injury claims move smoothly through the insurance company. In others, however, the insurance company may attempt to fight the claim. Often, insurance companies use familiar methods to reduce their financial obligations, including:

  • The company may issue a settlement offer immediately after the accident. This offer often fails to include all of your medical costs or full consideration of your pain and suffering. If you sign this offer, it also may prevent you from receiving any compensation for future costs.
  • The company may attempt to prove that your injuries existed prior to your slip and fall or were made worse by a pre-existing condition.
  • The company may attempt to prove that you caused your own injuries, whether because you entered a location closed to the public or because you chose to engage in horseplay.
  • The company may try to claim that you exaggerated your injuries or that they limit you less than you actually claim. They may attempt to catch you participating in activities your injuries should theoretically cause you to limit or avoid.

Why You Need a Nevada Personal Injury Attorney

If you suffered serious injuries in a Nevada slip and fall accident, do not wait to contact an attorney. The sooner you have an attorney on your side, the sooner he or she can start working for you by collecting evidence, negotiating with the insurance company, and providing you with valuable support as you file your claim. If you need a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney after a slip and fall accident, call Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC today at (702) 382-9797, or contact us online.

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