Falls are one of the most common causes of accidental injury. While many falls are accidental, some falls occur because of dangerous property conditions. For example:
- Slippery floors in stores: If the store owner erected signs warning that the floor was slippery and there was a way for people to avoid the dangerous area, the owner cannot be held liable. But if there was no warning and the store owner should have known of the slippery condition and fixed it, the owner could be sued.
- Merchandise left in store aisles: Stores are configured to draw our eye upward, toward more expensive products. Rarely are people paying attention to the floor until they trip over boxes of merchandise forgotten in the aisle.
- Unmarked changes in elevation: This is a particular hazard for workers at unfamiliar job sites, like truck drivers on a loading dock or a delivery driver in dropping off packages.
- Missing safety equipment: This is one of the critical factors in falls at construction sites.
- Problems with stairs, missing or poorly attached handrails: These problems can occur anywhere, including private homes. Many people don’t know that they can sue the private homeowner’s insurance policy if they fall and are injured as a guest in a home.
Under Nevada premises liability law, it is the responsibility of the owner of a property to maintain it in a reasonably safe condition. If dangerous property conditions result in a fall with serious injuries, you can get compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
- A broken wrist or broken arm from using the arm to break the fall
- Broken hip
- Broken ankle or leg
- If the fall is from greater heights, a broken back or broken neck and head injuries
At Harris & Harris Lawyers, we understand the challenges you are facing if you have suffered serious or multiple bone fractures. We are aggressive in pursuing the facts and in holding property owners accountable. We work hard to ensure our clients receive full and fair compensation for all injuries.