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Frequently Asked Slip and Fall Questions

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Here are a few frequently asked slip and fall questions from our clients. If you have been injured in a slip and fall, please contact our experienced Las Vegas injury attorneys today to set up a free consultation.

How Do I Prove I Wasn’t at Fault?

Under Nevada law, if your fault was less than the fault of the property owner, then you are still entitled to compensation. Let’s say a jury determines that you were 25% at fault. That means that the business, they’re 75% at fault. If the jury awards you an amount of damages, 25% will be reduced for your fault, but they are primarily at fault and they are going to have to compensate you to that extent.

The only way to determine whether you were in fact at fault is to hire an attorney who is experienced with slip and fall cases, who knows how to investigate it, how to collect the evidence, how to take that evidence and build it into a winning case, so that you are able to obtain compensation for your injuries and damages.

What If I’m Injured Because of a Faulty Handrail?

A faulty handrail caused you to fall at an apartment complex, a condo, or business; what should you do? It depends on what happened to you in that fall. You may have very severe injuries and you may be carted off by an ambulance. You wouldn’t have the ability to do anything to preserve your evidence. What you need to do is contact a friend or family member and have them get over there right away to take pictures of that faulty handrail and preserve that evidence through video and pictures. Number two, you need to put the condos or apartment, or business that had the faulty handrail on notice of your claim and that you fell. You have to do that in writing and make sure they know about it.

The next thing that you should do is probably contact an attorney because they’re going to need to contact that apartment, that condo, or that business, and tell them that if they have any video, that they need to preserve it. Oftentimes, any video is on some type of loop, and after a couple of days it’s going to record over itself. Someone needs to take immediate action to preserve that evidence on your behalf.

Contact our experienced Nevada slip and fall attorneys today to schedule a free consultation. Let our experience work for you.