Slip & Fall: Who is to Blame?
Posted by: albright on Fri, Jun 17, 2016Share this post
Slip & fall claims are a very common case for Las Vegas injury lawyers, and they are only legitimate if the injury can be proven to have been caused by a property owner’s negligence. Sometimes this is easy to prove: maybe a hotel has received multiple calls about cracked pavement and never done anything about it. Sometimes it is not so straightforward, such as a recently burnt out lightbulb not yet brought to staff’s attention that
causes someone to misstep. Either way, finding the liable party can take some work.
The property’s owner has responsibility for the grounds of the property. However, determining whether they can be blamed, or establishing that liability, isn’t always straightforward. You must be able to prove that the owner could control the dangerous element and that fixing it wouldn’t have been extensively difficult. Finally, a direct link between condition and injury must be proven. If these things are not proven, you may not be able to build a case.
Because carelessness of the injured party is potentially such a large factor in so many slip and fall cases, every case is decided on a separate basis. There is no formula to determine blame. In order to establish the strongest case possible, it’s important to recruit legal help as soon as possible. An experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney can review your case and help you understand your options for proving fault.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, contact an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The office of Albright, Stoddard, Warnick, and Albright is available today for a consultation.