Reno Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
Were you injured on someone else's property?
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common injury causing accidents. Whether your accident occurred on the job or while visiting another's property, personal injury law and premises liability law can help protect your rights as a victim. Whenever dangerous or hazardous conditions cause a person to slip, trip or fall, owners of the property or business where the accident occurred can be held liable for compensating injured victims if there is evidence that the accident was caused by their negligence. At Shook & Stone, our attorneys have worked on a variety of slip and fall cases and can provide you with the qualified legal assistance needed to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
While it is possible that slip and fall accidents can occur as the result of human error or natural mistakes, many of them are the result of a property or business owner's failure to provide a safe public environment free from preventable harm. Some examples of premises owner negligence that can contribute to slip and fall accidents include:
- Failure to fix or maintain dangerous conditions
- Uneven sidewalks or floors
- Insufficient lighting
- Wet floors
- Crumbling curbs and stairways
- Safety and health code violations
Premises owners are obligated to eliminate dangerous or hazardous conditions and to provide adequate warnings for their visitors. Their failure to do so can result in accidents, injuries and potentially catastrophic injuries or cases of wrongful death.
Why You Need an Experienced Premises Liability Attorney
Premises liability law is filled with dense and intricate legislation and is also open to much legal interpretation. There are also a number of safety and health regulations landowners must obey, and they can vary drastically depending on the property or business in question. As a result, slip and fall accident cases are often complicated. When you consider the fact that many property owners and large companies have ample resources and legal teams to defend themselves against allegations of negligence, it becomes clear that retaining knowledgeable legal counsel is essential to the successful outcome of your case.
Work with Shook & Stone
With 85 years of combined experience, our attorneys have become well-versed in all facets of premises liability law. In addition to our familiarity with personal injury claims and our unyielding commitment to clients, our legal skills can make all the difference in your slip and fall case. Having recovered more than $100 million in compensation for our clients in both settlements and verdicts, you can rest easy knowing that we have what it takes to be successful both in and outside of the courtroom. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Shook & Stone today.