Injuries from slip-and-falls are often much more severe than just a minor bump or bruise. The National Floor Safety Institute estimates that over 8 million emergency room visits are a result of falls which is the leading cause of visits at over 21%. Slip-and-falls account for just over 12% of all visits, at approximately 1,000,000 emergency room visits each year.
There are plenty of places where slip-and-falls can occur throughout the busy city of Las Vegas. The casinos, hotels, restaurants, and shops can all be very hazardous to those who enter. When you suffer a slip-and-fall on an entity’s property, business property, or even a private individual’s property do not be surprised if the response is to fight your claims and combat it with a stout defense. This is why it is so important that when you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident you obtain the assistance of an effective slip-and-fall attorney in Las Vegas who knows how to combat these defenses and who will fight for your rights.
Defenses Against Slip-And-Fall Accidents
Those that are being held liable for a slip-and-fall accident will have a variety of defense they will try to utilize. The most common will be skirting the blame from themselves and their potential negligence, and onto the victim. They will argue that it was you that was negligent and at fault for your own injuries. If a jury can be convinced that you own over 50% of the fault, you will not be able to obtain compensation for your damages. Even if they can argue you had some fault, the final settlement you receive will be reduced.
Additionally, they will try to drag the claim out as long as possible with delays. In some instances, individuals who are seeking damages can simply give up on their claims when they reach their final point of frustration from the whole process. Big businesses, especially know this, so they can often employ this tactic.
Finding a Slip-And-Fall Attorney In Las Vegas
Given all the obstacles that a victim can be faced with, it is important to have the backing and support of a legal professional. But how do you pick the right one who will represent you properly and fight for your best interests? The most important factor to look for is finding an attorney that has very specific experience dealing with these complicated cases. The Nevada slip-and-fall attorneys at the Cottle Firm deal with these cases on a consistent basis and we know the tactics liable parties will employ to try to avoid paying victims.
We are ready for these excuses and defense mechanisms and we won’t let those responsible for your injuries short change you on the compensation you need for your medical expenses and associated damages. The reality is that many times, these cases tend to go to trial, therefore a convincing and resourceful trial attorney is necessary.
When you are researching and/or interviewing potential attorneys you should look for a firm that has experience with slip-and-fall cases. Additionally, it is very helpful if there is board certification as a personal injury specialist as well as trial experience. The burden of proof for who is truly liable and by how much falls directly on the victim. It is a heavy burden to bear and this is something that the defendant’s legal team understands. Your best chances at justice are to work with the right legal professional who will have your back and fight on your behalf.
When you suffered injuries from a slip-and-fall call our team of Nevada personal injury attorneys at the Cottle Firm at 702-722-6111.