Slip, Trip, and Fall
In this video Partner Brett A. Carter discusses slip and fall accidents. He provides information about what you should do if you are injured in a slip and fall accident.
Slip and Fall Attorneys serving Las Vegas, NV
Slip and fall accidents can be the result of someone else’s negligence, like a slippery or wet store floor left unmarked, or a broken staircase in a hotel. Every victim of a slip and fall accident deserves the help of a qualified attorney to get the medical care and compensation to put their life back in order.
Understanding Slip and Fall Accidents
In the State of Nevada, slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury claims, second only to motor vehicle accidents. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that over 1 million Americans suffer a slip and fall injury every year, with around 17,000 victims dying from those injuries. Both federal and state laws are clear about the responsibilities that property owners have to everyone who enters the premises and the compensation that victims are owed. Under Nevada Law, store and business owners may be liable in a slip and fall accident if the accident was foreseeable and the owner did not exercise “due care” in keeping their customers safe.
Frequently Asked Questions about Slip and Fall Accidents
1. What are the most common injuries in a slip and fall accident?
According to the CDC, approximately 20 to 30% of slip and fall victims suffer from moderate to severe injuries such as head trauma, bruises, and hip fractures. Slip and fall accidents are also the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.
2. I’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident. What do I do next?
First, check for the extent of your injuries. Even if the injury isn’t obvious, you should still seek immediate medical attention. Also gather the names, phone numbers, and addresses of any witnesses at the scene of the accident, which can include store employees. If possible, take photographs of the scene, so that you have objective evidence you can use to support your case. Finally, inform the manager or property owner of the incident, but do not sign or agree to anything until you speak to an attorney.
3. What kind of compensation can I get for a slip and fall accident?
Once you can prove another party’s liability in your case, you may be entitled to compensation that provides for:
- Current medical bills and future medical costs
- Lost wages due to time off work and disability
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
What Our Legal Team can do for You
When someone fails in their duty to provide reasonable care, they need to be held liable for the damage that you and other victims have suffered. At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we offer such victims our full attention when we take on their case. We promise to treat each of our clients with compassion and provide the most convenient legal counsel as needed throughout the duration of your case.