The owners and managers of properties or premises in Nevada are legally responsible for proper maintenance of their properties. Any person who is lawfully present on such properties must be protected against hazards and unsafe conditions. Whenever a person suffers injuries on premises that are deemed unsafe, he or she may be entitled to pursue recovery of expenses and financial losses caused by the injury. This is done by filing a premises liability claim in a civil court.
Premises liability cases pertain to Nevada individuals who may have been hurt because of negligent or irresponsible property owners. Premises liability cases can include slip-and-falls, dog bites, swimming pool accidents and more. When an individual has been injured because of negligent supervision or the unsafe conditions of a public place or private residence, there are legal options available.
Many Nevada residents may think that they have the sweetest dog on the planet, even if it is an American Bulldog -- a dog that is known to be aggressive. Unfortunately, sometimes dogs can be provoked or simply turn dangerous for whatever reason and attack innocent individuals. Four family members in another state were recently attacked by a pair of American Bulldogs and are suffering from serious dog bites.
The third full week of May is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. However, regardless of the time of year, dog bite prevention is crucial to children, adults, postal workers and many other individuals across the country, including here in Las Vegas. Dog attacks may not happen as often as car accidents or other events, but they are more common than many Las Vegas residents may believe.