Las Vegas, NV asked in Personal Injury for Nevada

Q: If a person falls on a buisness property, is it the buisnesses responsibility to cover the costs? Medical etc.

My mother fell at walmart, the video is very poor quality, she got hurt, and they say the wheel was never on the cart tto begin with. That to me is worse than if the wheel fell off because an employee didnt inspect the cart, and put it where a customers safety was at risk( where all the carts are placed). It doesnt even matter. She fell on their property, arent they responsible for her medical and pain and suffering?

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Mr. Garrett S. Handy
Mr. Garrett S. Handy
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A: A business owner is not responsible for all accidents/injuries that occur on their property. However, I think this is common assumption that a lot of people have. They assume that if they fall and get injured on someone else's property that the property owner is responsible to pay medical bills. As with virtually all personal injury cases, you first have to prove that the property owner was negligent for allowing a hazardous condition (like a trip/slip hazard) to persist. So, the specific facts of each slip and fall case are import. We'd have to evaluate all of the facts before being able to give you an opinion as to whether Wal Mart is liable. In my experience, Wal Mart will deny slip and fall claims as a matter of course. Therefore, I suggest you contact a Nevada personal injury lawyer to discuss your specific case facts. Best of luck to you.

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