Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) June 30, 2009
Las Vegas injury attorney, Jack Bernstein, and his associate, Glen Howard, successfully obtained a six figure settlement in a premises liability case. Bernstein’s client, Ralph Aguado, had recently moved into a multiunit rental community. On a December evening, while walking towards the parking lot, Aguado tripped on a metal pole that inexplicably was fastened to the outer gate to the ground. As a result, Aguado suffered a fractured hip which required surgery followed by 15 days in a rehabilitation center.
As soon as Aguado contacted Jack Bernstein & Associates, the firm immediately worked on trying to secure physical evidence that could help with the case. Aguado told the lawyers that the complex had already removed the metal pole. Fortunately, the lawyers successfully obtained a photo of the pole prior to its removal that an acquaintance had taken on a cell phone. In order to put maximum pressure on the complex’ insurance company, Bernstein decided that the prudent strategy was to quickly file a lawsuit. Once suit was filed, settlement negotiations were initiated which led to a successful resolution of the case. Bernstein was also prepared to argue that the lighting in the area was deficient. The case was filed in the Clark County, Nevada District Court, Case No. A566792.
Jack Bernstein is pleased that he was able to obtain an amount of money to fairly compensate Mr. Aguado for his injuries and the pain and suffering that he has endured. The key to this case was the firm’s aggressive work to secure the picture of the pole from someone’s cell phone before it was deleted combined with Bernstein’s effective litigation and negotiation strategy.
Jack Bernstein has more than 25 years experience and handled thousands of trip/slip and falls cases. Bernstein’s partner, Scott L. Poisson, has more than 16 years experience representing individual’s injured as a result of negligence. Jack Bernstein & Associates aggressively pursue trip/slip and fall cases because the firm believes that property owners have a duty to properly inspect and maintain their properties to remove hazardous conditions so as to prevent serious injuries. If you have been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of another person or business, contact Jack Bernstein & Associates to discuss your potential case. The consultation is free.