Every state has a time limit that someone can file a slip-and-fall injury claim. Called a statute of limitations, that time in Nevada is just two years. Injured victims file a personal injury claim against someone else or another company who may have caused their injuries through negligence or intentional acts.
When you slip and fall on someone else’s property, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Speak with an experienced Las Vegas slip-and-fall lawyer today to learn about your legal options.
Why It Is Important to File Your Slip-and-Fall Claim on Time
It is vital that a victim file their personal injury claim before the statute of limitations runs out. If you do not file your claim in time, your case could be barred and you could miss out on your opportunity to collect compensation from the person who caused your injuries. This could leave you having to shoulder the financial burden of your recovery.
Many people think that minor injuries caused by a slip-and-fall will not cost much so they do not pursue a personal injury claim. This can be a severe mistake. While most slip-and-falls are not fatal, they can cause serious injuries. Even a concussion, which is a common injury caused by a slip-and-fall, can result in millions of dollars in lifetime medical costs for the victim. This is not an expense you should bear.
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Proving Negligence in a Slip-and-Fall Case
To be successful in a personal injury claim you need to prove that another person is at fault for your injuries. The elements of a slip-and-fall claim require that you show:
- A hazard existed on the property that the owner knew or should have known about
- You were allowed on the property
- You were injured by the hazard
- You suffered damages
To put this into perspective for a slip-and-fall, let’s assume you were visiting a restaurant in Las Vegas. You walked into the restaurant and went to check in to get a table. As you approach the hostess stand, you slipped and fell on a spilled drink.
Because this spill happened right in front of the hostess stand, the workers should have known of the spill and taken steps to clean it up and to warn guests that the floor was slippery. But they did not, and you suffered injuries. This example represents a classic slip-and-fall personal injury claim for which you may be able to collect maximum compensation from the restaurant.
Damages You May Be Able to Collect
The point of filing a personal injury claim is to collect maximum compensation so you do not have to pay out of your own pocket for your medical bills related to your injuries. To help you achieve this goal, your lawyer may try to get you compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost income
- Lost earning potential
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Present and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
It’s important to remember that the vast majority of your medical needs may come in the future so the bills you see sitting on the kitchen table represent a mere fraction of the full amount of money you will need to get better. And because you did not cause the accident or your injuries, you should not be on the hook to cover those medical expenses.
Your claim might also require an investigation as not every slip-and-fall circumstance is as straightforward as the restaurant example above. When the details of your case are more complex, you need a lawyer at your side who has the experience necessary to complete a full investigation of your slip-and-fall which may even require the use of medical experts and accident reconstruction experts. Only a skilled and experienced attorney will have these types of resources at their disposal.
When You Hire the Bear, You Get Results
Pacific West Injury Law began with the sole purpose of providing clients like you with aggressive and skilled legal advocacy. When you suffer injuries because of someone else’s negligence, the last thing on your mind is filing a lawsuit. That’s how the bear can help.
After you have suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall, you need to focus on your health and wellbeing. Shedding the burden of your legal claim to your attorney can give you the time and energy you need to focus on your recovery. It also helps ease your concern over how you will pay your medical bills and other expenses.
The bear’s mission is twofold: to help you get maximum compensation and to keep you informed along the way. Leaving you in the dark about the legal process will only add to your anxiety, not something you need right now. The bear has helped many slip-and-fall injury victims like you recover for your injuries. Speak with Pacific West Injury Law today to find out how we can support you.
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Contact Our Las Vegas Slip-and-Fall Attorneys Today
To give yourself the best chance of recovering every dollar you need, partner with an aggressive Las Vegas slip-and-fall lawyer. You need a lawyer at your side who is not afraid to stand up to the big insurance companies and fight hard to help you collect maximum compensation. The lawyer you choose can make a difference in your ability to get the money you need to make a full and complete recovery.
Contact Pacific West Injury Law today to schedule your free consultation and find out how the bear can give you the legal support and advocacy you need. Start the process of getting back to your regular life today.