Get Guidance from an Experienced Premises Liability Lawyer
A Reno premises liability lawyer from Leverty & Associates can review the facts of your case and advise you about your legal options. We provide free and confidential consultations to help you learn whether you may have a claim. Call our personal injury law firm at (775) 322-6636 to schedule a time to speak with us.
Why Choose Leverty & Associates?
Over $150 Million Won
Why choose us? We get results. We are proud of our record of recovering over $150 million for our valued clients. We believe that when you have been in a serious injury accident caused by the negligence of a property owner, you are entitled to compensation that will fully pay for all of your damages, and we will not back down in pursuing the best possible outcome for you. Here are more reasons to work with our law firm:
- Our hardworking attorneys have nearly 100 years of combined legal experience.
- Our lawyers are trustworthy. Founder Gene Leverty and Attorney Patrick Leverty have received the highest ranking from their legal peers for their professionalism and ethics.
- Our attorneys understand how insurance companies operate and what it takes to win.
- Our law firm provides free consultations to learn about our clients’ cases in a low-pressure environment.
- We charge on a contingency fee basis. You only pay us when we win your case.
Are you wondering what previous clients have to say about us? Visit our testimonials page here. To arrange a confidential consultation with a Northern Nevada premises liability attorney, call us at (775) 322-6636.
How Our Premises Liability Lawyers Can Help
When you have suffered serious injuries, you should be focused on recuperating. The last thing you need is the added stress of fighting with an insurance company to get the money you need to pay your medical bills and other expenses… expenses you would never have had if the at-fault party had not acted negligently. Our premises liability lawyer in Reno can take on the work of negotiating with the insurer and reduce your stress and anxiety. We can help you by:
- Gathering the evidence to establish fault
- Accurately assessing what your claim is worth
- Filling out and filing insurance claims and other paperwork
- Handling communications and negotiations with the insurer
- Keeping you informed throughout the entire claims process
- Advising you about potentially resolving your case through a lawsuit if you are not offered a satisfactory settlement
- Representing you in court should your case go to trial.
When we accept your case, you can count on receiving responsive, committed and compassionate legal assistance from a highly experienced attorney who is focused on your rights and interests. To learn more about our law firm and how we can help you, contact us to arrange a free consultation.
Common Types of Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability claims are legal claims against property owners and managers when injuries occur on a property due to negligence. They can arise in a variety of ways. Here are some of the more common types of incidents that lead to premises liability claims:
- Slip and fall hazards at stores and other public places. Spilled liquids on floors, ice build- up at building entrances, loose rugs, and extension cords across walkways can cause people to slip and fall.
- Poor property maintenance. Broken stair rails or steps, inadequate lighting, missing hazard signs, and potholes in parking lots are just some examples of poor maintenance that can lead to injuries.
- Inadequate security. In Reno, inadequate security may be an issue around casinos, nightclubs and elsewhere. If you were injured or assaulted because proper safety measures were not taken, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
- Aggressive dogs If a dog was not adequately restrained and bites someone, the owner may be liable.
Types of Injuries in Premises Liability Cases
Severe injuries can result from accidents on dangerous properties. Types of injuries that are often seen in these cases include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Bone fractures
- Soft tissue damage
- Internal injuries and organ damage
- Torn muscles and ligaments
- Sprained and strained ankles, wrists, and other body parts
- Cuts and lacerations.
Treating serious injuries, especially catastrophic ones such as TBIs and spinal injuries, is very expensive. If you are an injured victim of a property owner’s negligence, we will fight to get you maximum compensation to pay for your medical bills and other damages.
Proving Premises Liability
Proving that a property owner, manager, or landlord was negligent can be a complex undertaking. The at-fault party may claim that you strayed onto a part of the property where the public was not allowed, that you were trespassing, or that the hazard was clearly marked but you were texting or otherwise not paying attention when you tripped and fell. There are a variety of defenses property owners may use. Our premises liability lawyers know what evidence is necessary to disprove these defenses and prove fault. When we handle your case, we will work to show that:
- There was a hazardous condition on the property.
- The property owner knew about the hazardous condition, or should have known about it, but did not correct it or add adequate warnings.
- The hazardous condition led to your accident and injuries.
If your serious injuries were caused by a negligent property owner, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced premises liability lawyer in Reno. We can be reached at (775) 322-6636.
Frequently Asked Questions about Premises Liability Claims
Following are common questions we hear about filing premises liability claims. The answers provide general information. To get specific answers for your case, speak directly with one of our Northern Nevada premises liability attorneys.
How long your case will take depends on the circumstances involved. If there is strong evidence of fault by the other party, their insurance company may be inclined to settle more quickly. Your case could resolve in just a few months. If the other party is disputing fault and the evidence of their liability is not as strong, negotiations with insurers may require more back and forth and take longer. If a settlement cannot be reached at all and it is within your interests to take your case to trial, it could take a year or longer.
The cost to hire a premises liability attorney varies. Our premises liability lawyers work on a contingency agreement basis. We are paid a previously agreed upon percentage of the settlement or award we win for you. You do not pay any attorney fees up front. While we take on cases that we believe we will win, a win is never guaranteed. In the unlikely circumstance that we are unable to get you compensation, you do not pay us legal fees.
How much your claim is worth depends on the extent of your physical pain and mental trauma. When we handle your case, we will carefully examine your damages to determine how much compensation to ask for in your claim. Damages include things such as medical costs, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering for physical pain and emotional distress and other losses you would not have experienced if there had been no accident.
There is a two-year statute of limitations for filing premises liability claims in Nevada. The clock begins running on the day of your accident or the day you discovered your injuries. If the person who was injured is a minor, the statute may be tolled, or stopped, until they turn 18 years old. If the injured party is declared mentally incompetent by the court, the statute may be tolled until they are found to be competent. To learn specific filing deadlines for your unique case, arrange a time to speak with one of our premises liability attorneys in a free consultation.
Call us at (775) 322-6636 so we can learn about your case. We provide free and confidential consultations.
Premises Liability and Wrongful Death
Filing a Claim if Your Family Member Died
Sometimes, sadly, injuries from dangerous property accidents can lead to death. Survivors of people who die due to the negligence of a property owner may be able to get compensation through a wrongful death settlement or lawsuit. Damages in a wrongful death case can include funeral and burial expenses, medical bills due to injuries, lost wages and future lost income, loss of comfort and companionship, and grief and sorrow of survivors.
The personal representative of the deceased person’s estate and eligible survivors can file for wrongful death. Eligible survivors include spouses, children, and domestic partners of decedents. If the decedent was not married and did not have children or a domestic partner, then parents can file, followed by siblings. The time limit for filing a wrongful death claim is two years from the date the person died. To learn more about a wrongful death claim in a premises liability case, contact our law firm.
Reach Out to a Reno Premises Liability Attorney
You May Be Entitled to Significant Compensation
Premises liability cases are complex. In many cases, negligent property owners try to place the blame for accidents on injured parties. They may try to claim that the injured person’s own carelessness or clumsiness led to their accident. Insurers may deny compensation or make low-ball offers hoping that the injured person will simply accept the offer and go away. We understand the tactics that these parties may use to try and deny liability and to get out of paying what they owe. We will not let them get away with it if the evidence shows you are entitled to compensation.
When you trust us to represent you, you will get honest, courteous, and skillful legal guidance. Reach out to Leverty & Associates today to schedule a free consultation with a Reno premises liability attorney. Call us at (775) 322-6636.