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If I fall in a business, is it their fault?

Mar 22, 2017

If you fall down and are injured while visiting a business in Las Vegas, is the business responsible for your injuries? That is rarely an easy question to answer, especially since every slip and fall situation is unique. A number of factors come into play when determining who is at fault with a slip and fall. You may need a Nevada personal injury lawyer to help you figure out if you have a case.

Business owners cannot be held legally and financially responsible for every minor mishap that occurs on their property. Drainage grates, stairs and thresholds are all common features on a commercial or retail site, and it is not reasonable to expect to hold the property owner accountable for every misstep.

Nonetheless, the law still requires business owners to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of visitors. In the absence of a black-and-white rule that determines whether or not a business owner fulfilled this duty, it is often up to attorneys and the courts to decide whether or not enough was done to ensure patron safety.

For instance, your attorney must determine if the obstacle that caused you to slip or trip was created by the owner of the premises or one of their employees. It also may be helpful to demonstrate that they knew about the hazard, yet did nothing to fix it. If your attorney can show that the owner was negligent, then you may have a fair chance of prevailing.

Talk to a qualified Las Vegas slip and fall attorney today to learn more.

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