Injured At Walmart In Las Vegas? Read This ASAP.
Have you become injured at Walmart in Las Vegas? You are not alone. We have handled countless cases against the multi-billion dollar corporation with successful results. Through our experience, we have gained some useful insight on what you need to do if you are injured inside of a Wal-Mart store.
One thing that should be considered from the outset is just because you were injured inside of a Wal-Mart store, does not mean that Wal-Mart is responsible for your damages/injuries. In order for Wal-Mart to be responsible, Wal-Mart usually through one of their employees must engage in some sort negligent act or failure to act. By far the most common type of accident suffered on Wal-Mart property is slip and falls. This is usually the result of a Wal-Mart guest making a mess of some sort, such as spilling a liquid and causing another guest to slip and fall. If that is the case, how does Wal-Mart become liable or responsible for the fall? The answer may seem simple on its fact but is in fact very difficult to prove. Under those circumstances, it must be proven, not only that the substance on the floor was dangerous, but that Wal-Mart either knew or should have known about the injury. Nevada law does NOT require the owner of a property to have absolute knowledge of every possible dangerous condition on every square inch of their property at all times. However, a reasonableness approach has been adopted to determine whether a business has acted reasonably in response to maintaining their property for the public. This is usually determined by sweep logs to see how often employees are checking the property for hidden dangerous. However, Wal-Mart has adopted a different standard for upkeep of their stores. They have implemented an “if you see it, report it, and stand by the dangerous condition to warn guests until it is clean” type of standard. This is usually a difficult standard to overcome. Especially because Wal-Mart will remove cases to Federal Court any chance they get in order to avoid the loose discovery standards found in State Court. One of the few ways to circumvent their unique internal maintenance standards is to attack them on other grounds, such as failing to preserve evidence.
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If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident at Walmart, please contact The Injury Firm today.
Wal-Mart has specific internal procedures for saving video evidence if they are put on notice of a slip and fall or another type of accident involving injuries on their property. If a skilled law firm so you can have an experienced lawyer like the ones that work at the Injury Firm | Las Vegas to assist you in your injury matter against a negligent party, whether it be a business, like Wal-Mart, or an individual.