If you or someone you know are injured while on business or commercial property (such as a casino, supermarket, gas station or shopping mall store), you may be able to recover substantial monetary damages directly from the property owner, or the owner’s insurance company. In most states, including Nevada and California, the owner or occupant of the commercial property has an affirmative duty to warn guests, patrons, shoppers and others of any dangerous, or potentially-dangerous conditions that could cause injury. The business owner or occupant also has the responsibility to fix or repair any dangerous conditions so that the property remains reasonably safe. If the owner or occupant fails to do so, then they and their insurance company can be held legally responsible for all resulting damages. This includes, without limitation, (i) past and future medical expenses; (ii) past and future lost wages and opportunities; (iii) past and future pain, suffering and emotional distress; (iv) permanent scarring and disfigurement; and (v) the loss of the quality and enjoyment of life.
In order to win your case, however, you must be able to prove (i) that there was a dangerous or defective condition on the premises at the time of the incident; (ii) that the owner or occupant knew, or should have known of the condition; (iii) that the owner or occupant had a reasonable opportunity to correct the condition or warn of its existence; (iv) that you acted reasonably under the circumstances; and (v) that the dangerous condition was the proximate cause of your resulting injuries.
If you or someone you know have been injured in a commercial setting, you should NOT give a recorded statement to the owner’s representatives or its insurance company without first consulting an experienced attorney. The insurance company does not represent you and only wants to limit the amount of money it may ultimately be forced to pay you.
Our law firm has more than 43 years of litigation experience and Mr. Achrem has won and settled numerous multi-million dollar cases for our clients over the years. In one case our firm handled several years ago, a 69 year old woman had slipped and fallen while walking down a set of stairs near a large supermarket, which the owner had failed to maintain, resulting in irreversible brain damage. Mr. Achrem ultimately recovered nearly $5,000,000.00 for his client and her husband from the insurance companies for the property owner, the supermarket, and the shopping center maintenance company. It is believed to be the largest slip and fall settlement for a senior citizen in United States history.
You can reach us at (702) 734-3936 for a free consultation and we can usually tell you over the phone whether you have a good case. If you’re outside Nevada, dial (888) 734-6789.