What to Do if You’re Injured in A Las Vegas Hotel
Feb. 16, 2022
Unfortunately, many things that take place in Vegas don’t stay in Vegas. If you were injured while visiting or staying at a hotel, the path towards ensuring you receive the care and compensation you deserve can seem uncertain. An experienced lawyer from the Law Office of Kevin R. Hansen can help you pursue a premises liability claim.
Common Hotel Injuries
The most common hotel injuries are caused by a slip or fall of some kind, either in the hotel or on the casino floor. However, the fact that you fell and were injured in a Las Vegas hotel is not a big enough reason to place the blame on anyone other than yourself initially. If your fall was caused by a condition that was inherently dangerous and the hotel’s management was aware of the situation at the time of the incident, you may have a claim for damages. Just as the circumstances for each fall vary, so too do the results of a premise liability claim.
How Do You Determine Negligence in A Hotel Accident?
In order for a hotel to be responsible for your fall, there are a couple of legal tests that must be applied to your situation and assessed before assuming responsibility.
For a claim to pass the negligence exam, the following elements must be applicable:
Dangerous or uninhabitable conditions existed in or on the hotel property.
The hotel should have been aware of such conditions with a thorough inspection of the property.
The hotel failed to resolve the situation in a timely manner.
In each of these factors, the standard of care that is due to each patron is called “reasonable care.” That means that the hotel had time in which they should have corrected or isolated the dangerous condition or area, yet failed to do so.
Within Las Vegas hotels, video cameras are a constant onlooker. They cover nearly every square inch of the hotel, minus private guest rooms and restrooms. Due to this, a dangerous condition, such as broken glass on the floor of the casino, is likely to be known by the casino as soon as it occurs. However, in a scenario such as water flowing from a broken bathroom faucet, this may not be noticed for some time. Every circumstance is different, and only a premise liability lawyer knows how best to pursue your claim.
Who’s Responsible for Repairs and Maintenance in Las Vegas Hotels?
Hotels are responsible for how their elevators, doors, fountains, escalators, and other structures function. All of these have the potential to cause injury if they malfunction. Stairways must be well lit, and the non-slip surface of the bathtubs must be cared for. In the event of an injury, hotels must show evidence of repair orders, records of employee safety training, maintenance records, and other qualifying documents if they want to argue that they were not responsible.
Las Vegas Hotel Injury Attorney
There are numerous ways and locations to be injured in a Las Vegas hotel. If you are hurt in a Las Vegas hotel or casino, you may feel nervous. Filing a claim after an unexpected hotel injury can be especially nerve-wracking if you go it alone. We at the Law Office of Kevin R. Hansen understand and are on your side. Give us a call to learn more about how we can serve you in your time of need.