Las Vegas Premises Liability Lawyer

Helping Slip and Fall Victims with Premises Liability Claims throughout Nevada

Slip and fall accidents are a common type of personal injury accident for which the victim may be able to recover damages under the legal theory of premises liability.

For more than 30 years, Las Vegas premises liability lawyer Robert M. Apple has focused on helping protect the rights of the victims of a wide variety of accidents and injuries, including slip and fall accidents. He understands the legal challenges involved with premises liability lawsuits and is able to manage those challenges with skillful legal analysis and thorough factual investigation.

If you suffered an injury on the property of another person, contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible premises liability lawsuit.

What Is Premises Liability?

Property owners and managers have an obligation to maintain a safe property. Under the legal theory of premises liability, the failure to maintain a safe property or notify others of potential hazards can result in liability for any accidents and injuries that happen on their property as a result of negligence.

The standard of care and obligations of a property owner or manager vary depending on his or her relationship with the injured party. For instance, if a person is invited onto the property for the benefit of the property owner – such as a customer in a store, a patron in a restaurant, or a guest in a hotel casino – the property owner has the highest level of responsibility to protect invitees from harm. Property owners are expected to exercise reasonable care to protect those people who are permitted onto the property by the owner, such as a social guest.

Slip and fall accidents are among the most common type of premises liability accidents, but premises liability can also cover accidents such as:

Damages for Slip and Falls and Other Premises Liability Accidents

If a property owner or manager is found to be negligent in maintaining a property, the injured party is generally entitled to compensation for his or her injuries and/or damages. Premises liability damages are calculated by taking into account a number of factors, including the relationship between the injured party and the property owner, the circumstances of accident, the victim’s injuries, any applicable cap on damages, and other laws of the jurisdiction.

Premises liability damages often include compensatory damages for the following:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Household services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Property damages

Some cases, punitive damages may be awarded if the defendant’s conduct was intentional or particularly egregious. Unlike compensatory damages, which are intended to reimburse an injured person for his or her financial and physical losses, punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer and deter future misconduct.

Call Now for a Free, No-Obligation Consultation

As a dedicated Las Vegas premises liability lawyer, Robert M. Apple prides himself on unsurpassed client service as evidenced by the high number of client referrals, repeat business, legal industry recommendations, and lengthy client relationships. He takes the time to listen to your concerns and discuss your legal options, and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured or a loved one has died as a result of negligence, contact Las Vegas accident and injury lawyer Robert M. Apple at (702) 646-0085 for a free, no-obligation consultation.