Zachary D. Clayton, Esq.: Your Grocery Store Accident Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
If you or a family member suffered a serious injury while at a Las Vegas grocery store, it is extremely important to contact a knowledgeable Nevada premises liability attorney to discuss your legal options. A major injury such as a severe concussion, torn ligament, broken bone, etc. could leave you struggling with unexpected and quite large medical expenses, missed time from work in order to recover from the injury (or the possibility of never being able to return to their prior position), a diminished quality of life, and other major harms and losses.
A serious grocery store accident injury often leaves the victim damaged physically, psychologically, and financially.
Common Causes of Grocery Store Accidents in Clark County, NV
Many grocery store accidents are caused by an employee, or even the store owner, failing to prevent or correct the following types of defects around the store:
- A slippery floor in an aisle due to a broken jar that was not cleaned up
- A leaky refrigerator or freezer case making the floor slippery and dangerous
- Objects falling from a shelf
- A broken shopping cart
Examples of Common Types of Injuries Suffered in Grocery Store Accidents
Below is an overview of just some of the types of injuries that could be suffered in a grocery store accident in Las Vegas:
- Head injury like a concussion, fractured skull, traumatic brain injury, etc.
- Spinal cord injury
- Knee injury
- Hand and/or wrist injury
- Low back injury
- Broken bones
- Torn tendon
- Torn ligament
- Bone bruises
Legal Standard for Personal Injury in Nevada
According to Nevada Revised Statute 217.050, an individual who suffers a serious bodily injury at a Las Vegas grocery stroe due to any type of negligence, carelessness or recklessness may be entitled to financial restitution for their harms and losses. The types of recoverable compensation through a grocery store accident personal injury claim may include:
- Reimbursement for medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering.
Premises Liability Law
As per the law in the state of Nevada, owners of grocery stores are obligated to make their premises are reasonably safe. Having said that, a greater duty of care should be specifically allocated towards certain visitor subsets:
- Licensees; and
Invitees are defined as patrons invited to someone’s premises for the benefit of the property owner. Some of the people who fit into this category are those who frequent grocery stores in Las Vegas. Site visitors should be given the greatest duty of care possible, since the motivation to be there is mostly for the benefit of the owner.
Actions To Take If You Were Seriously Injured in a Las Vegas Grocery Store
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a Las Vegas supermarket or grocery store, there are certain actions you can take immediately after the accident to help the viability of your personal injury claim. Swift action is important because many of the conditions that may have contributed to your grocery store injuries could have been easily cleaned up, such as a spill or leak.
Here are the actions you should take if you are physically able:
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- Take photographs with your cell phone.
- Call the store manager. If you’ve been injured in a supermarket, ask to speak with a manager. Be sure to get their names. They will likely generate an accident report. If possible, ask for a copy of this report or permission to take a photograph of it.
- Get the name and phone number of any witnesses. This is important because these people can be called to testify, if necessary, at trial and may help bolster your claim.
- Seek medical help right away. If you were badly injured, it is your job first and foremost to heal up. If you need to visit urgent care or emergency room, do so.
Get the Financial Restitution You are Owed – Contact LV Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a trip and fall accident at someone’s home or a business establishment like a restaurant, casino, hotel, etc., now is the time to contact LV Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Our legal team is committed to putting your interests first and will fight to ensure your rights are fully protected.
To schedule a free, confidential case evaluation with an experienced attorney Zachary D. Clayton, call us or contact us online.