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 accidentsare 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 ha