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Slip and Fall Accidents

Thousands of people are injured every year from slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents in Nevada include any claim based on a person slipping, tripping, or falling. It is a tort based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the slip or fall.

If you were a victim of a slip and fall accident it is important to contact an attorney at the Law Office of Paul W. VanDerwerken as soon as possible after you sustained injuries as a result of your slip and fall. The evidence surrounding the fall may disappear if the accident is not fully investigated and documented. Under the statute of limitations you only have two years to pursue a tort claim against the individual who caused the injuries. The statute of limitations bars the injured party from filing a lawsuit for damages after the two years have passed.

The person in possession of the property where you were harmed or other individuals or companies may be liable for injuries you sustained as a result of their failure to maintain their property or correct any hazards on their premises.

Types and Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall cases generally occur when a business or store has spilled something on the floor, an area was wet on the premises because it was recently mopped, ice and snow were not properly or timely removed, a carpet or rug is not secure, wires or cables are exposed on the premises, or holes or bumps in the floor are not clearly marked at the store or business.  Any of these situations can cause an individual on the premises to fall, lose their traction, stumble, trip or slip as a result of the defect or hazard.

Slip and fall accidents can occur in a variety of locations, including stores, schools, apartment buildings, libraries, and more.  Some of the most common types of slip and fall accidents involve:

  • Snow or ice left untreated or uncleared
  • Wet or greasy substances on floors
  • Uneven or broken sidewalks
  • Poor or bad lighting of walkways or parking lots
  • Construction sites with debris lying around or unmarked hazards
  • Unrepaired potholes
  • Inadequate or broken handrails, stairs or flooring
  • Public swimming pools and other surfaces without adequate slip-resistant materials

If you have been injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you have a right to pursue compensation for the injuries you have sustained and resulting medical bills.  If your injury was severe and you have missed work, you may have a right to receive compensation for lost wages. You may also have a right to pursue damages for pain and suffering.

Attorney Paul W. VanDerwerken will actively seek the full and fair compensation you are entitled to receive under the facts and law.  His 20 plus years of negotiation and litigation experience has helped people throughout Nevada who have been injured in slip and fall accidents.

Paul W. VanDerwerken is a firm that is invested in your future.  We go the extra mile to uncover the evidence needed to establish liability and recover the compensation our clients need.  Clients will meet with Paul personally to discuss their case and Paul is the only one who negotiates their case and if necessary represents them at trial.  He has represented clients in over 125 jury trials and settled over 2,000 cases.  Contact our office today at 702-385-5050 for a free consultation to discuss your case and your options.  Our personal injury law firm is located in Las Vegas and we serve clients throughout the entire state of Nevada.

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