When people are injured on a business or other person’s property, these cases are called Premises Liability, such as a hotel, casino, supermarket, restaurant, salon, etc. Their property is called their “premises”. The types of events that happen because of poor conditions on the premises include: slip and fall, trip and fall, broken stairs, broken handrails, floor mats that slip, or any other type of injury that occurs as a result of the property or surroundings.
Nevada has a strong law that protects people from being injured by hazardous conditions that the property owner knew or should have known about with a reasonable inspection. There are numerous reported court decisions that award injured people money for hazardous conditions in places like the casinos, hotel rooms, elevators or walkways, a gas station, or any other private business.
The ways in which a person can be injured on someone’s property is almost limitless, but here are some commonly seen injuries sustained in their own hotel room: slipping in bathrooms without slip-resistant mats, shower door falling off, showerheads falling off, coffee makers falling over, and bedbugs.
Hazardous conditions include changes in step elevation causing someone to trip, residue, water or substance on the floor that is unexpected causing one to slip, poor lighting in areas of transition, such as doorways, hallways or steps that causes someone to stumble and fall.
Please, if you or someone you know have been injured on another property and you believe it’s because of a hazardous condition, call us immediately at The Cottle Firm, 702-722-6111.