From icy sidewalks that are left unattended to slick grocery store floors, slip-and-fall accidents happen in a plethora of ways. For patients in health care facilities, as well as health care workers, wet floors and other hazards are especially concerning. Unfortunately, some patients have sustained serious injuries and, in some cases, have even lost their lives after falling down due to a hazard in a health care facility that was not addressed properly. For health care workers and patients alike, recognizing and preventing these accidents is pivotal.
Many people with loved ones in Nevada nursing homes know that unexplained bruises, bedsores or other visible wounds could be a sign of abuse or neglect. According to U.S. News & World Report, there are plenty of other signals that staff is not providing the care that residents need.
Slip-and-fall accidents occur in various ways, from wet floors in grocery stores to sidewalks outside of a business that are covered in ice and left unattended. If you have hurt yourself after falling down because of a business owner's carelessness, you may be going through different challenges. At the Aldrich Law Firm, we know how physically, mentally, and financially troubling these accidents can be. As a result, it is crucial for you to go over your options at once.
If someone else was being careless or failed to do what they were supposed to in Nevada, and as a result, you were injured, it probably seems fair that he or she should take care of your damages. At the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., we have advised many people on the intricacies of the tort system and whether or not they may have a personal injury case.
Leaving the scene of a traffic crash in Las Vegas is illegal, and for good reason. Victims of hit-and-run accidents often suffer serious injuries, particularly when they are pedestrians. With the threat of financial struggles due to high medical bills and lost wages, finding the responsible motorist and holding him or her accountable through the court system becomes essential.
Falls, car crashes and other accidents are often the cause of traumatic brain injuries, but many people in Las Vegas may not know when a blow to the head is medically considered a TBI. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is when brain dysfunction occurs because of the incident.
Whether you are one of those people who look forward to the summer months in Las Vegas all year, or you prefer cooler weather, getting out during this season can be risky. According to a study reported by the New York Post, your chances of a car accident go up in July and August.
If you had to focus on your own personal safety constantly, going shopping or out to eat in Las Vegas could turn into a chore. When business owners have done their job right, their establishments will not have hazards threatening your well-being at every turn. In fact, the law holds them responsible for ensuring that they do not put anyone in danger through negligence.
Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable when they cross Las Vegas roadways. Although bicyclists may be wearing helmets, a person on foot rarely has any protection at all when hit by a vehicle. Many of the roads in the city are wide to accommodate multiple lanes of tourist traffic, and crosswalks may be few and far between. Any or all of these factors may contribute to the number of pedestrian deaths that occur in Clark County each year.
Warmer weather is coming, and with it the opportunities to enjoy boating on Lake Tahoe, Mead and other Nevada lakes. Just as with traffic on the highways, congestion, negligence or reckless behavior on the water can lead to injuries and fatalities. The Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Handbook of Nevada Boating Laws explains that anyone involved in a boating accident must comply with state guidelines.