William R. Kendall is a slip and fall lawyer in Reno, NV, who has been helping victims collect the restitution they deserve since 1994. During your free initial office visit with Mr. Kendall, you will learn what it takes to make a claim, what pieces of evidence will be the most helpful in your case, how liability is determined, and what you can expect during the process. Taking action as soon as possible after the accident is the best approach. Call us today at (775) 367-5142 to book your free consultation.
Property owners have an obligation to amend hazards or warn others of any potential dangers on the premises.
What Is A Slip and Fall Claim?
Property owners owe those who rightfully enter their premises a duty of safety. This means keeping walkways clear from hazards such as uneven surfaces, spills, and inadequate lighting. An owner also has a duty to properly maintain their property by filling in holes, repairing broken staircases, and securing carpets and rugs. If you have fallen while on another party's property (including private property, public property, or an establishment such as a casino) the owner may be held responsible for your injuries. The first step is to identify the cause of the accident and then pinpoint the responsible party.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
Every case is unique, but there are some very common causes of slip and fall injuries:
- An uneven or slippery floor
- Loose flooring
- Inadequate lighting
- Loose electrical wires and cords
- Failure to properly warn of a step up or a step down
Regardless of the specifics relating to your injury, if you believe that a property owner could have prevented your accident, you have everything to gain by scheduling a consultation with Mr. Kendall. He has spent more than 25 years of helping victims of negligence, and he is prepared to help you, too.
When negligence results in injuries, victims are entitled to recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, costs of long-term care, pain and suffering, and any decrease in wages.
Common Injuries in Slip and Fall Cases
A slip and fall can be minor, or it can result in serious injuries. Most victims report suffering one or more of these types of injuries in a slip and fall case:
- Broken bones
- Deep cuts or lacerations
- Traumatic brain injury and serious head trauma
- Spinal cord and back injury
- Soft-tissue injuries and deep bruising
These injuries can require extensive medical care, and, in some cases, long-term rehabilitative services. Some result in permanent disability requiring indefinite assistance and care. When negligence results in injuries, victims are entitled to recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, costs of long-term care, pain and suffering, and any decrease in wages.
How to Prove Negligence
A successful personal injury case must prove that another party acted in a negligent way, resulting in another party's losses. This is done by investigating the facts and proving fault. If floors were wet or steps were broken, the property owner is responsible. Mr. Kendall can investigate the facts surrounding your injury to determine if the negligence of a property owner was a contributing factor. He is prepared to help negotiate a maximum settlement, but if this cannot be achieved, he will not hesitate to take your case to court.
Book Your Consultation
Victims deserve a compassionate advocate who can navigate the legal system and ensure that justice is achieved. If you are ready to book your free consultation, you can contact us online, or by calling the office at (775) 376-5142.