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You probably have lots of questions after a dangerous condition at a Las Vegas property harms you or someone you love. Does a casino owe you money for failing to provide adequate security at an event where you got mugged? Should a restaurant owner have warned you before you slipped and fell on a wet floor? Was your neighbor required to lock the gate to his backyard pool, so that your child wouldn’t get hurt diving into it at night?
The experienced Las Vegas premises liability lawyers at Edward Bernstein and Associates can answer your questions and help you begin exploring your rights to compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Las Vegas Premises Liability Guide
- What is premises liability?
- Potential Compensation for a Las Vegas Premises Liability Injury
- Let Us Fight Insurance Companies for You
- Las Vegas Premises Liability FAQ
- Contact an Experienced Las Vegas Premises Liability Lawyer Today
An Accessible Team of Las Vegas Premises Liability Lawyers
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we understand the devastation and stress a premises liability injury can bring into your life. We have represented people injured because of unreasonably dangerous property hazards for decades. Our aim is to make the process of securing compensation for injuries streamlined and effortless for our clients as possible.
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Connecting with Edward Bernstein and Associates does not require jumping through hoops. Every initial consultation with us is free-of-charge. You can contact our team 24/7 via online chat, call our office to speak with a knowledgeable legal professional immediately, or meet face to face with us in person or via video. You’ll never owe us a penny for your initial conversation with our team, even if you decide not to hire us to handle your Las Vegas premises liability claim.
We Fight for the Compensation Our Clients Deserve
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we fight to maximize the compensation our clients receive for their premises liability injuries. Through lawsuits, insurance claims, and determined advocacy, we strive to hold at-fault parties and insurance companies financially accountable for the harm their actions caused. Our team has the resources, skill, and experience to win even the toughest Las Vegas premises liability cases.
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What is premises liability?
Premises liability is the term lawyers use to describe cases in which an unreasonably dangerous property condition causes someone’s injury. Under Nevada law, you generally have the right to claim compensation for harm you suffer at a property you do not own (public or private) because of a hazard the property’s owner or occupant reasonably should have prevented or warned you about.
The Edward Bernstein and Associates team has successfully represented numerous individuals in premises liability cases. We encourage you to contact us for a free consultation anytime you or someone you love has suffered harm because of a dangerous property condition in Las Vegas. Here are some examples of common premises liability claims we can handle.
Preventable Falls (a.k.a. Slip and Fall Accidents)
Falls constitute a leading cause of premises liability injuries. They can happen anywhere you go in Las Vegas.
You may have a claim for compensation if you fell because of, for example:
- Wet, oily, or slick floors
- Cracked pavement
- Frayed or buckled carpeting
- Uneven or poorly lighted stairs
- Cords or wires in a walkway
- Loose or broken handrails
Property owners and occupants in Las Vegas have a duty to fix fall hazards or, at a minimum, to warn you or keep you away from them. The Edward Bernstein and Associates team knows how to identify unreasonably dangerous conditions and to hold property owners and occupants accountable for not keeping you safe.
Swimming Pool Accidents
You can find swimming pools all over Las Vegas—around hotels and resorts, in backyards, and at public parks and community centers. They’re a great source of respite and recreation for tourists and Las Vegans alike. But they can also pose severe dangers when not monitored and maintained properly.
Common Las Vegas swimming pool accidents leading to premises liability claims include:
- Falls on slippery pool decks;
- Dives into shallow water because of a lack of signage;
- Tragic drownings or near-drownings in unmonitored pools;
- Illness or poisoning from contaminated pool water;
- Missing or inadequate rescue equipment.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we fight to make sure pool owners and managers face liability when their failure to monitor or maintain a pool results in injuries or tragic deaths. Contact us to find out how we can help after a Las Vegas pool accident.
Property owners and occupants in Las Vegas must take reasonable steps to keep you reasonably safe from crime and other security-related hazards on their premises.
These measures might include:
- Hiring security guards;
- Installing security cameras;
- Keeping emergency exits clear and well-marked;
- Maintaining adequate lighting and working room locks;
- Reporting suspicious activity to authorities.
If you suffered harm in a mugging, shooting, assault, robbery, overcrowding, or similar incident at a Las Vegas property, you may have a claim for compensation based on a lack of adequate security that could have kept you safe. Contact the team at Edward Bernstein and Associates to discuss whether the property owner or occupant—in addition to any criminal perpetrator—owes you damages.
Potential Compensation for a Las Vegas Premises Liability Injury
Under Nevada law, you generally have the right to recover full compensation for the harm you suffered in a Las Vegas premises liability accident.
The types and amounts of compensation you can claim will usually depend on:
- The severity of your injury and its impact on your life
- The strength of the claim a lawyer can present on your behalf
- The at-fault party’s insurance coverage and financial resources
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we strive to get you the most money possible for your injuries and losses. Every claim we handle differs, but the categories of compensation we can secure typically include the following.
Medical and Non-Medical Expenses
Premises liability accidents can cause severe injury, including:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
- Broken bones, including broken hips, arms, and wrists
- Orthopedic injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Internal injuries
- Nerve damage
You generally have the right to claim compensation for the entire financial (or economic) impact of these and other premises liability injuries.
This typically includes payment for:
- Medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care
- Medical equipment
- Medical transportation
- In-home care, childcare, and transportation services
- Home modifications
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we carefully review the costs our clients have incurred—and that they will incur in the future—to ensure that we seek enough money to pay for everything they need while healing from and living with their injury.
Premises liability accident injuries frequently keep you out of work while you heal. They may also prevent you from working long-term, or from continuing to work in your chosen occupation.
Nevada law entitles you to claim compensation for every dollar of:
- Income you lost from missing work
- Paid time off you used
- Benefits you did not receive
- Income and benefits you will not receive in the future
Edward Bernstein and Associates, with the assistance of financial experts when appropriate, diligently calculates the maximum loss of income—past and future —our clients have suffered. You shouldn’t have to lose a penny of income due to a Las Vegas property owner or occupant failing to keep you safe.
Non-Financial Harms (a.k.a. Pain and Suffering)
Some of the most challenging setbacks you sustain in a Las Vegas premises liability accident have nothing to do with spending or losing money. Instead, they consist of the pain, suffering, and life difficulties you now face because of your injuries.
Our team routinely secures compensation for our clients’:
- Physical discomfort and chronic pain
- Emotional and mental health challenges
- Inconvenience and loss of quality of life
- Disruption of personal relationships
- Struggles due to scarring, disfigurement, or disability
No matter what type of injury you suffered at a Las Vegas property, we encourage you to contact us at Edward Bernstein and Associates to learn about the potential types and ranges of compensation we might be able to pursue on your behalf.
Let Us Fight Insurance Companies for You
Insurance tends to play a large role in any Las Vegas premises liability case. You may carry health or disability insurance that pays some of your medical expenses. The property owner or occupant may carry liability insurance that covers your damages. And other insurance coverages—such as workers’ compensation—could provide compensation, too.
The last thing you need while healing from a premises liability injury, however, is the hassle and frustration of dealing with insurance claims. And you don’t have to. An experienced premises liability attorney can take over all communications with insurance companies on your behalf, relieving you of the worry and stress of talking to insurance investigators and claims adjusters who seem to want to undermine your rights at every opportunity.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we understand the importance of putting maximum compensation in your hands as soon as possible. We have the resources, skill, and patience to fight with insurance companies and make them pay what they owe.
Las Vegas Premises Liability FAQ
Victims of premises liability injuries in Las Vegas often ask us the questions below. But if you don’t find answers to your questions here, you can always contact us for a free consultation with a knowledgeable legal professional.
Can I seek compensation for injuries I suffered at someone’s home?
Generally speaking, yes, so long as you were at that person’s home legally (i.e., you weren’t trespassing). Private property owners largely owe the same obligation as any other property owners to protect you from unreasonably dangerous conditions at their homes.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we understand that the notion of suing a neighbor or friend for injuries you suffered at their home may seem unpleasant. But often that person will carry homeowner’s or renter’s insurance that covers you against just this sort of situation. In our experience, it’s rare (though not impossible) for premises liability claims against private homeowners to end up in a court or to ruin a close relationship between the property owner and injured victim.
Who owes me damages for injuries I suffered when I fell on the sidewalk outside a business?
It can depend on who owns the property and has responsibility for maintaining it. In Las Vegas, the owner of the business bordering the sidewalk may have liability for your injuries, or responsibility may fall to a city agency or third party. At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we’re used to having to research the particulars of property ownership and maintenance responsibility to identify the party (or parties) who may owe you damages for your injuries. Contact us today to learn more.
Does the property owner automatically have to pay my medical bills?
The property owner may have a legal obligation to pay for your medical expenses, but getting them to do so is rarely automatic. It’s usually the case that you need an experienced Las Vegas premises liability lawyer on your side to ensure that the property owner (and the owner’s insurance) pays for your care.
In the meantime, the duty to pay for medical treatment falls to you and your own insurance (if you have it). That can mean you will soon receive large medical bills you cannot afford to pay. But don’t panic. A skilled attorney can often negotiate with medical providers to defer your payments until you have recovered compensation from the property owner.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we understand the financial strain you might face due to your medical expenses. Talk to us for free today about strategies for managing them.
Contact an Experienced Las Vegas Premises Liability Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love suffered injuries at a commercial, residential, or public property in Las Vegas, you may have rights to significant financial compensation. But don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Under Nevada law, you may have at-most two years, or even just a few months, to take legal action before your rights begin to expire.
Our personal injury lawyers at Edward Bernstein and Associates has years of experience fighting and winning Las Vegas premises liability cases. Contact us today online or call (702) 840-5103 for a free consultation with a knowledgeable legal professional who can help you explore your rights.