Property owners in Nevada have a duty to exercise reasonable care to ensure their premises are safe for visitors. When they fail do so, accidents and injuries can result. If you have been hurt in an accident on someone else’s property, contact The Janda Law Firm to speak with our Las Vegas premises liability lawyer today. You may have the right to file a premises liability claim for compensation.
Premises liability is a legal concept. It comes into play in certain personal injury cases involving injury caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone else’s property. Premises liability cases are based on negligence. To recover compensation, you must prove that the property owner was negligent, or failed to use reasonable care in connection with the ownership or maintenance of the property. To prove negligence, you must show that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known, about the unsafe condition on the premises and failed to take the steps necessary to remedy the problem.
A wide range of personal injury cases may be classified as premises liability matters. Examples include:
Premises liability claims can involve painful and sometimes permanent injuries. These injuries often require expensive and ongoing medical care, and you may need to take time away from work to recover from them.
Below are some of the most common injuries in premises liability cases:
The owner is not necessarily responsible for every case in which a person is injured on someone else’s property. According to the Nevada Revised Statutes, to have a premises liability claim in Nevada, the following elements must exist in the case:
Nevada has time limits for filing certain types of lawsuits. If you fail to file a lawsuit by the appropriate deadline, the court will likely dismiss your case and prevent you from recovering a settlement.
For premises liability cases, you must file a claim within two years from the date of the accident. These years can pass by very quickly, so it is important to speak to a lawyer right away to initiate your case.
If you file a successful premises liability lawsuit, you can recover a settlement to help pay for any costs associated with your injuries. These may include financial losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and a loss of future earnings. You can also recover damages for the physical and emotional pain and suffering that you endured as a result of the accident.
You can use multiple pieces of evidence to calculate your damages and prove your right to financial recoveries, such as receipts, medical bills, journal entries, and pay stubs. Your attorney from the Janda Law Firm can help you calculate your potential settlement and advocate for your right to maximum compensation.
Premises liability law can be complex, even in the most straightforward cases of injury sustained through property owner negligence. Recent changes to state law have made it even more difficult for injured people. If you have been seriously hurt on a property belonging to another person or entity, your best course of action is to consult with an experienced Las Vegas injury attorney as soon as possible.
At The Janda Law Firm, we can thoroughly investigate your accident, collect and preserve evidence, determine liability, craft strong legal strategies, assess the full extent of your losses, negotiate skillfully on your behalf, and fight for the compensation you deserve in court, if necessary.
If you have sustained serious injuries on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability claim for compensation. Contact The Janda Law Firm as soon as possible to arrange for a free consultation with a Las Vegas premises liability attorney who is also a board-certified neurologist.