Preventable Personal Injuries

Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Nov 08, 2017 in Personal Injury News

Although some accidents truly are an accident and could not have been prevented, others are the result of negligence and could have been avoided.

If your accident was caused by the careless acts of another person or business and could have been prevented, contact a personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas. The dedicated legal team at Henness & Haight will help you determine if you have a case that entitles you to compensation from the at-fault party. One of our committed attorneys will discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim during a free, no obligation consultation. If we determine you have a case against the at-fault party, we will diligently pursue the compensation you deserve.

Some of the most common preventable accidents that result in personal injury claims are:

Automotive Accidents

Automotive accidents are one of the main causes of personal injuries in the U.S. Many serious auto accidents are the result of driver error and could have been avoided if the at-fault driver was more cautious. Common causes of preventable automotive accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Following another vehicle too closely
  • Running traffic lights or stop signs
  • Not paying attention
  • Being distracted by a cellphone or electronic device
  • Violating traffic laws

When a driver fails to exercise caution, he or she poses a high risk of causing a serious auto accident and can be held liable for any resulting injuries.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Property owners have a responsibility to ensure guests and visitors are safe on their property. When a property owner fails to keep his or her property safe, it can result in dangerous hazards forming on the property.

Many slip and fall accidents are the result of a property owner’s failure to maintain his or her property in a safe condition. Some common causes of slip and fall accidents are:

  • Improper maintenance
  • Cracks in sidewalks
  • Wet floors
  • Uneven flooring
  • Failing to check for potential hazards
  • Failing to correct known hazards on the property
  • Failing to warn visitors about dangerous conditions on the property

When a property owner’s failure to maintain a safe environment results in a slip and fall accident, the injured victim may be able to pursue a personal injury claim for the injuries they suffered.

Dog Bites

Not every dog bite is preventable. People may be bitten by stray animals or an injured pet may act out. However, there are often several steps individuals can take to avoid dog bites. Owners should:

  • Train the dog not to bite
  • Supervise the dog’s actions when the dog is around children or other individuals
  • Keep the dog on a leash
  • Keep the dog in a fenced-in area
  • Know the dog’s temperament and warn others when it is a danger

Dog owners have a responsibility to properly train their dogs and to take action to prevent them from biting others. A dog owner can be held liable for a dog bite injury if the victim did not provoke the dog and was not trespassing at the time of the attack.

Work Injuries

Employers are legally obligated to maintain a safe working environment and to implement policies to prevent workplace accidents.

When an employer fails to uphold important workplace safety standards, serious work injuries may occur. Preventable workplace accidents often occur when:

  • Workers do not have access to safety equipment
  • Employees do not receive proper safety training
  • Employers violate the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s rules and regulations

Get Help from an Experienced Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney

While accidents are bound to happen, many people are injured because another person failed to exercise reasonable care to prevent the accident form occurring.

If you believe you were injured in a preventable accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Henness & Haight can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We can discuss your legal options during a free, no obligation consultation. We work only on a contingency fee basis, so there we charge no upfront legal fees. We only get paid if you do.

Call 844.613.6275 if you were injured in a preventable accident.