Who’s at Fault for a Slip-and-Fall Accident?
One moment, you may be exploring a store or another person’s property. The next, you’ve fallen, you’re hurt, and you’re suffering because of your injuries. You may need compensation to cover the costs of your injuries and get you back to normal.
At Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright, we know it’s tough to identify the at-fault party, especially when you weren’t directly injured by another Las Vegas resident. The good news is, our personal injury team has the tools to help you succeed when you’re struggling to get compensated for your injuries.
The Property Owner May Be At Fault
When you’re hurt on another person’s property, the person who’s named as responsible in your lawsuit is typically the property owner. Property owners are expected to keep their property safe and well-maintained. If they fail to keep safe visitors who are legally on their property, they may be liable for those visitors’ injuries.
That’s also the case if an employee did something that harmed you. Let’s say an employee failed to mop up some spilled oil in a store, and you slipped in it and fell. While the clerk caused the accident, the employer is still responsible for who they hire and what happens on their property.
Common Injuries Caused by Falls
Many people don’t realize how serious a fall can be until they’ve fallen and suffered a severe injury. Falling a certain way can lead to a concussion, for example. This injury can cause memory loss, fatigue, and a loss of concentration, all of which can impact your daily life.
But what injuries can you seek compensation for when you take your slip-and-fall claim to court? Below are some common injuries suffered in a slip-and-fall accident:
Compensation for Slip-and-Fall Injuries
Once you know who’s responsible for your injuries, you also need to know what you’re owed for a serious injury. You shouldn’t have to pay out-of-pocket costs for your recovery. The at-fault party should cover the costs of your economic and non-economic damages, or the financial and emotional suffering you experienced because of your accident.
Your economic damages should cover all the costs of your injuries. For example, if you needed medical treatment or missed work to seek treatment, these financial losses should be included in your compensation.
Non-economic damages can be more complex. For example, your injuries may have caused you severe pain. But how do you calculate the value of that pain? Typically, you need a lawyer to provide the right tools to determine what your non-economic damages are worth.
Reach Out to a Slip-and-Fall Accident Lawyer
When you’re hurt because someone else was careless, it can be tough to determine who’s at fault and how they caused your accident. Without the right tools, you can even lose your chance to sue and get the compensation you should have received.
The lawyers at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright can help you pinpoint the at-fault party and take your claim to court if they refuse to pay. Start with a free consultation, and your attorney can guide you through the claims process and help you get the compensation you’re due. When you’re ready to learn more about filing a claim, call 702-384-7111 or fill out the online contact form below.