Who is Liable for Injuries Sustained at a Rental Property?

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When injuries to tenants or third parties occur, a Nevada property owner or manager may be liable if it is proven that a dangerous condition existed, the landlord knew about or should have known about the hazard, and the landlord’s negligence caused the injuries. Property owners are more likely to be liable for injuries when accidents happen in common areas. Landlords are less likely to be liable when injuries occur inside tenants’ homes from hazards that the landlord did not know about and could not reasonably have known about. When a Landlord Might Be Liable Landlords may be liable for injuries that happen to tenants or visitors to their properties if the accidents happen in common areas. To be liable, there must have been a defect that the landlord either knew about or should have known about. For example, if there is a damaged area of asphalt that has existed for a sufficient length of time on a walkway, the landlord may be responsible to pay damages if someone trips and falls because of the defect. Landlords may avoid liability by warning visitors and tenants of dangerous conditions by posting signs, taping off the area around the defect or positioning

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Pedestrian Fatalities Reach All-Time High [infographic]

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Pedestrian accidents are becoming increasingly common in Nevada and across the U.S. A large contributor to the problem for both drivers and pedestrians is a distraction from cell phones, other people, electronics and eating while they are driving or walking. Many accidents happen when pedestrians attempt to cross the street. While cities like Reno and Elko have worked to improve pedestrian pathways, crosswalks and sidewalks, the incidence of pedestrian accidents has continued to increase. An accident lawyer may recover damages for injured victims or the families of those who are killed in pedestrian accidents.

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Worker Protections for First Responders with Heart or Lung Disease

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In recognition of the unique dangers that firefighters, police officers and other first responders face in their jobs, the Nevada legislature passed a law in 2015 that allows first responders who develop debilitating heart and lung conditions to recover workers’ compensation without having to prove that their occupational exposures led to their disease conditions.Firefighters and police officers already face numerous risks while they fight fires and crimes each day.

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