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Premises Liability

Hotel Injuries

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Premise Liability Attorneys In Nevada

Modern hotels and vacation resorts are undeniably a marvelous feat of architecture and design, with seemingly endless options for relaxation and entertainment. Unfortunately, in the midst of all the hype, the noise, and the crowds, accidents can still happen. Busy touristic hotspots, such as world-renowned Las Vegas, for example, experience their fair share of hotel injuries every year. Whether a bellperson forgot to cord a wet floor or an inspection manager underestimated the elevator’s need for maintenance, when hotel staff fails to provide a safe environment for their guests, the hotel can be held liable for negligence.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by a hotel management’s negligence, don’t hesitate to act and seek compensation. Contact a premise liability attorney with Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP to schedule a free case consultation.

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What Type Of Accidents Occur In Hotels?

Under Nevada law, hotel owners are responsible for keeping their facilities safe by remediating and anticipating safety hazards. This includes promptly removing hazardous materials from the premises, placing warning signs for slippery and wet floors, and cordoning off malfunctioning machinery, among other steps to keep their hotels safe. Failure to do so could result in any of the following common types of common hotel accidents.

  • Slip & Falls
  • Staircase Falls
  • Elevator Or Escalator Accidents
  • Drowning In Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Broken/Defective Furniture
  • Food Poisoning
  • Bed Bugs
  • Molding
  • Unsanitary Conditions
  • Burns From Fires & Hot Water
  • Exposure To Toxic Chemicals
  • Assaults

A hotel’s duty of care extends to all of its premises including parking lots and garages, hotel-owned shuttle buses, common areas, guest rooms, meeting rooms, pools, fitness centers, lounges, and restaurants.

What Compensation Can Be Recovered After A Hotel Accident?

Damages and loss that can qualify for compensation include any of the following.

  • Medical & Therapy Bills
  • Out-Of-Pocket Prescription Expenses
  • Additional Medical Costs
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain & Suffering Compensation

However, without the help of an experienced premises liability lawyer, it can be difficult for injured guests to prove negligence and obtain fair compensation. If the hotel’s negligence was particularly shocking, an attorney can help you seek punitive damages in addition to any available insurance compensation.

What To Do Following A Hotel Accident

The key to maximizing your compensation following a hotel accident is to build a solid case with strong evidence. In the event you are injured on the premises of a hotel, follow these steps to ensure your rights are protected.

  • Ask for the manager. If possible, write down the manager’s name, title, and contact information. Ask for the hotel’s insurance company information, and tell the manager you’d like a copy of the incident report written about your injury.
  • Seek medical attention. If your injuries are serious, ask someone to call 911. Without a medical report, your injury claim is likely to be dismissed.
  • Take pictures and videos. If possible, photograph the scene, the object that caused your injury, and the injury itself. Record witness statements, employee admissions, and your version of the events leading to your injury.
  • Speak with a lawyer. Under Nevada law, those injured in a hotel have up to two years to take legal action for a personal injury accident. However, it’s in the best interest of injured persons to speak with a premise liability lawyer soon after the incident to ensure their rights are protected. Your lawyer can help you collect evidence and prevent you from accepting lousy settlement offers.
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Personal Injury Lawyers In Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas and surrounding areas are world-renowned for their entertainment venues and lavish hotels. Unfortunately for guests, these businesses are often backed by large teams of lawyers and insurance brokers whose job is to minimize how much compensation their clients award. But if you or a loved one were injured in a hotel, don’t feel discouraged to fight for your rights. Our personal injury attorneys can guide you through every step of the process and help you get the compensation you deserve.

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