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Reno Slip and Fall Accident

A slip and fall accident can leave you with serious and debilitating personal injuries. An outing to the local grocery store, department store, bank or other premises in Reno could end at the hospital if the property contained a dangerous defect that caused a slip or trip and fall accident. If you have injuries from a recent slip and fall accident in Clark County, contact The Janda Law Firm for a free case review with a Reno slip and fall lawer. We serve Reno, Henderson, Las Vegas, and the surrounding Clark County areas. A property owner or another party may owe you financial compensation through Nevada’s premises liability laws.

Why Choose Our Slip, Trip, and Fall Lawyers?

  • We know how to pursue maximum compensation in and out of the courtroom.
  • We prepare all cases as if they will go to trial, using comprehensive legal strategies.
  • We have the only neurologist attorney in the State of Nevada.
  • We use our medical expertise to strengthen clients’ injury claims.
  • We accept Reno slip and fall accident cases on a contingency fee basis.

When to Call a Reno Slip and Fall Lawyer

It is important to protect your rights as a claimant after a harmful slip/trip and fall accident. The insurance company that hears your claim might try to avoid paying you by refuting fault or treating your case in bad faith. Hiring a slip and fall lawyer enables you to combat these tactics and fight for maximum compensation rather than settling for what an insurance company says you deserve. An attorney can take over complicated negotiations and litigations on your behalf while you focus on recuperating.

Elements of Proof for a Slip and Fall Claim In Reno

Most slip and fall accident claims are not easy to win as a plaintiff. Nevada’s civil justice system does not favor plaintiffs during slip, trip and fall cases. The burden of proof will rest with your side of the case. Establishing the defendant’s liability for your slip and fall accident requires proof of a few main elements.

  • Legal visitor. You were lawfully on the property owner’s land or on public property at the time of your slip and fall accident. Property owners do not owe any duties of care to prevent injuries to trespassers (unless the trespasser is under 18).
  • Duty. The property owner owed you a duty of care. If you were an invitee, the landowner most likely had a responsibility to search for unknown slip and fall hazards, repair known defects, and warn you of potential risks. As a licensee, the landowner might not have had to search for unknown hazards.
  • Breach. The property owner breached a duty of care. You or your lawyer will need to prove that the landowner was negligent in his or her duties of care to you, such as by failing to check a property for hazards or correct a known defect.
  • Causation. The property owner’s negligence caused your slip and fall accident. Your attorney must demonstrate a causal relationship between the landowner’s breach of duty of care and your slip and fall accident. Otherwise, the owner might not be responsible.
  • Damages. You have real and actual damages from the fall. Finally, your attorney must show proof of compensable damages related to the slip and fall accident. These may include injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and a loss of income.

A slip and fall attorney from The Janda Law Firm can review your case, calculate your damages, seek evidence of someone else’s fault and gather further information about your fall accident to help you build a stronger claim to compensation.

Contact a Reno Slip and Fall Lawyer Now

Do not delay in contacting a premises liability attorney after sustaining injuries in a Reno slip and fall accident. The statute of limitations (deadline for filing) on premises liability claims in Nevada is just two years. If you do not bring a cause of action within two years, you will most likely give up any chance of receiving compensation. The Janda Law Firm offers free consultations regarding potential slip and fall accident claims 24/7 with an experienced slip and fall attorney. Please contact us online or call (702) 758-8888 now to schedule your meeting at our local Clark County law office.