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.
Dog bites can cause serious injuries and significant emotional trauma, particularly when the victims are young. When dog bites occur, Nevada victims may consider legal action in the form of a personal injury claim against the dog owner. As with any type of personal injury claim, it is important to understand what factors go into determining liability and fault with these types of accidents.
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.
Accidents that result in injury can happen at any time and pretty much anyplace. They can also occur for a variety of reasons. When the accident occurs on the premises of a Las Vegas business, the business owner may face claims seeking monetary damages. This puts them at risk of a premises liability lawsuit.
When activities such as summer camps are offered, Nevada parents should not have to be concerned about the safety of their children. The organizers of such activities are responsible for the safety of every child who attends the camp. Different activities may require different safety measures, and the camp officials have a duty to ensure the presence of competent personnel that could handle any potential injury. Two villages and park districts in another state are facing a lawsuit after the death of a boy who suffered swimming pool injuries while attending a day camp.
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.