Public Area Accidents

Public areas, whether owned and controlled by a private or public entity, have a responsibility to provide a safe area including an area which is free from slip and fall, or trip and fall hazards. The same standard applies to public areas as would apply to private areas; a duty to provide a reasonably safe area for pedestrians. Public area slip and fall hazards can be in the form of poor lighting, uneven walking surfaces, non-code compliant stairs and long-standing debris.

Mass transit is one of the primary locations for public area accidents. It is up to the operators of airport buses or shuttles, casino shuttles, hotel shuttles, the Las Vegas monorail, local and national bus carriers and taxis or limousines to ensure the safety of patrons and those in the vicinity.

These accidents can be complex because they involve public authorities. Taking on these entities requires can mean cutting through bureaucratic red tape and understanding that you’re taking on the government.

A public transit authority’s lack of concern for public safety is not only an egregious betrayal of public trust, it can have devastating consequences for victims. Mass transit is responsible for safely carrying you and many others from one point in Las Vegas to another. It all depends on one person in the driver’s seat of a bus or shuttle and the people who maintain the vehicles. When a passenger car malfunctions or the driver makes the wrong decision, a limited number of people fall victim to the outcome. When this happens with a vehicle such as a bus or rail vehicle, the potential for mass catastrophic injury increases exponentially.

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Public area accident injury cases are more than pain

Injury is one thing, but if you’ve been the victim of a public area accident, such as a slip and fall on a bus or some other incident that caused you harm, you have a right to pursue compensation for your injuries. Entities such as transit authorities have just as much liability for your injuries as private casinos and hotels.

You depend on public transportation to do its part to ensure your safety. A betrayal of this could mean more than an injury. It could mean lost wages or an inability to obtain gainful employment, taking food off your plate and those of your family members. As Las Vegas is a busy city with drivers who are unfamiliar with the streets, there always exists a possibility of your being involved in a public bus accident on the road. An accident caused by a driver who doesn’t adequately remove obstructions from your path that cause you to fall could mean you’re eligible for compensation.

The Las Vegas public area injury attorneys at Day & Nance in Henderson, NV represent people who have been injured in public areas as a result of a slip and fall accident. We’re prepared to give you a free consultation to discuss the details of your accident injury and let you know if your case could entitle you to compensation to cover your medical treatment and other related damages.

Public Area Accident Attorneys in Las Vegas

The personal injury attorneys at Day & Nance represent people who have been injured in public areas as a result of a slip and fall or accident. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a slip and fall or trip and fall in a public area, give the Las Vegas slip and fall lawyers at Day & Nance a call or arrange to meet us by filling out the form on this website.