Some of the most common causes of slip and fall and trip and fall accidents include:
- Slippery floors due to spills or ice
- Obstructions on the floor or in the aisle of a store
- Concrete parking bumpers
- Slippery, cracked, uneven or obstructed sidewalks
Slip/Trip and Fall premises liability cases can be difficult to win. In fact, in Nevada the burden of proof rests with the Plaintiff to show that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition yet failed to fix it. In the cases such as a food or drink spill in a grocery store or restaurant, the question of how long the condition existed before the accident can be crucial. There are several different ways to establish and prove this fact, but it takes an experienced trial attorney to know how to prepare and present a persuasive case. Any delay could lead to the loss of valuable evidence including video footage.