Reno Premises Liability Attorney
Premises liability is an area of law designed to protect the rights of people injured on the property of another. Property, business and land owners who make their premises available to the public are required to provide safe and healthy conditions free from preventable harm. Their failure to do so can result in accidents that may cause injuries or wrongful death. Victims who can prove a property owner's negligence or failure to maintain safe conditions can receive monetary compensation for their damages with the help of a Reno personal injury lawyer like the ones at our firm.
Elements of a Liability Claim
Premises liability suits can be brought against premises owners if there is reasonable evidence to support a claim that negligence resulted in an injury causing accident. For premises liability to apply, the following elements must be established:
- Defendants must possess the premises, such as a business, land or property
- Plaintiffs must be visitors or guests to the property, whether invited or licensed to be there
- Negligence or a wrongful act must have occurred, resulting in injury or illness
As with personal injury and medical malpractice claims, establishing fault is the most important element. Proving negligence depends on swift action and attentive attorneys. To establish fault, our legal team can take the necessary actions to prove (1) the conditions on a property were dangerous or hazardous; (2) the owner knew or should have known about the danger; (3) the owner failed to fix or correct the danger or to adequately warn a visitor.
Although these elements may seem straightforward, premises liability cases are prone to many complications. For example, trespassers are not typically covered by premises liability laws, but cases involving small children who wander onto another's property can be exceptions. A competent attorney can highlight a lack of precautions and warnings, violations of health and safety codes and other failures to provide safe conditions in order to bring cases to a favorable outcome.
Experienced Premises Liability Lawyers
Our attorneys have 85 years of combined experienced and have a well-versed knowledge of personal injury and premises liability law. Some examples of premises liability cases our firm is prepared to handle include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Poorly maintained sidewalks, floors, stairs and chairs or benches
- Inadequate security resulting in third party assault
- Falling objects
- Hazardous materials or conditions
Our legal team's ability to investigate cases and intelligently compile claims has contributed to our successful recovery of more than $100 million in compensation for our clients. With our client-focused and results-driven legal assistance, you can receive compensation to cover any medical expenses you incurred, lost wages resulting from your inability to work and any emotional damages you suffered.
Let Shook & Stone Evaluation Your Case
Premises liability cases can be extremely complicated, aggressively disputed and open to interpretation. Having the experienced and knowledgeable legal representation our firm provides can greatly reduce your risk of being undercompensated. Shook & Stone also provides free case evaluations in which a qualified lawyer from our firm can quickly analyze your case, inform you how premises liability law may apply and explain the ways in which we can help. If you or a loved one has been injured on another's property, we strongly urge you to contact a personal injury attorney from our firm as soon as possible after your accident.