A slip-and-fall accident can happen on just about any surface that is wet, slippery or poorly maintained. Sometimes these accidents seem silly on TV or in movies, but in reality, they often lead to serious injuries that can require costly medical care. If a negligent party was responsible for a slip and fall accident, legal action should be taken.

Nevada statute of limitations allows a plaintiff up to two years from the date of an accident to file a personal injury claim for a slip and fall accident.

Following the hearing, the court determines financial responsibility by analyzing “comparative negligence.” This means that the court will compare the negligence of each party involved in the accident to determine how at fault each party is. The fault attributed to each party correlates with the damages they may be responsible for paying.

If you or a loved one was injured in a slip-and-fall accident, consider talking about the situation with a personal injury attorney. Hanratty Law Group attorneys known that accidents like these can cause an entire life to change in a split second. We’re dedicated to providing our clients with the information and experienced representation they need during these difficult transitional periods.