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You Tripped on That Crack in the Sidewalk? What That Can Mean to You

by | Apr 27, 2018 | Firm News


An old superstitious belief is that if you step on a crack, you “break your mother’s back.” Well, stepping on a crack may not break your mother’s back, but it certainly might break yours. You may be eligible for a settlement if you’re dealing with an injury that you got from slipping on a crack in the sidewalk. The cracked sidewalk may be a sign of neglect. Here’s why:

Property Owners Are Responsible for Visitor Safety

The Las Vegas area premises liability law holds property owners liable for any injury that people who visited them endured. Therefore, you can hold the property owner responsible for your injuries, and a Las Vegas personal injury attorney can pursue compensation for that issue.

Sidewalks Should Be Safe

Whoever owned the property that you got hurt at, should have made an effort to have the cracks filled in. Property owners must be assertive and proactive to keep everyone safe. A Las Vegas personal injury attorney can support you if you have been injured.

All Hazards Should Be Reported

If a hazard exists, the property owner is supposed to make sure he notifies other people so that they don’t trip on the cracks and obtain injuries because of it. Failure to do that can leave the property owner liable for any injuries that the victim gets.

Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright is a strong firm that specializes in premises liability law. In the case of a sidewalk, the city is most likely the owner of it, and thus the city would be liable for any injuries that you received. Your attorney will look for evidence to prove that the sidewalk was unreasonably dangerous or that the owner of the sidewalk failed to resolve an issue that they knew would cause an injury later. Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright are fighters. They will be with you through it all to help you fight for what you rightly deserve: compensation.

Schedule an appointment today for the initial consultation.