Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Injury & Liability Lawyers
Las Vegas is famous for its hotels and casinos. People travel from all over the world to stay at the Bellagio and play the slots at Caesar’s Palace. Unfortunately, Las Vegas establishments aren’t always safe for guests and visitors. Negligent or careless property owners can fail to maintain a safe environment, resulting in life-threatening accidents. Contact Panish Shea & Boyle LLP for a personal injury legal consultation if you’re the victim of a property-related incident in Clark County. We want to help you fight for justice and fair compensation.
Common Accidents and Injuries in Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos
Hotel and casino owners can get too invested in turning a profit to spend any more than the bare minimum on safety and health measures for guests. Cutting corners and skimping on things such as security are common issues at Las Vegas businesses. The lawyers at Panish Shea & Boyle have seen dozens of cases out of Las Vegas involving preventable property-related accidents. The story is often much the same: The owner of the hotel or casino was negligent in keeping guests safe, resulting in an assault or accident. Owner negligence could cause incidents such as:
- Criminal assaults
- Electrical burns
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Food poisoning
- Parking lot accidents
- Slip and falls
- Slot machine chair collapses
- Staircase accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
Habits such as keeping the lights low in casinos can make it difficult for patrons to see – increasing the risk of slip, trip, and fall incidents. Guests making big bucks and walking back to their rooms or vehicles without adequate security can invite criminal activity. Food left out too long in hotel buffets can result in serious food poisoning. These are all examples of preventable incidents that could end in injured or ill victims filing personal injury claims against the owners of the establishments.
How to File a Claim Against a Hotel or Casino
One of the first steps in receiving compensation for your Las Vegas premises liability accident is to identify the liable party (the individual or entity that caused or contributed to your injuries). It may be the owner of the hotel or casino, an employee, a criminal, a product manufacturer, and/or another party. It often takes an investigation of the incident to determine who could be legally at fault. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has the resources to investigate any type of accident in Clark County on our clients’ behalf.
In most cases, the owner of the hotel or casino will bear responsibility for injuries to patrons, guests, and visitors. The owner will be liable for its own acts of negligence, such as inadequate security, as well as that of its employees. You will need to file your claim with the property owner’s insurance company. If insurance settlement negotiations don’t work, you have two years from the date of your injuries to file a personal injury claim against a hotel or casino in Nevada. A civil claim could result in a judgment award against the careless owner.
Get Skilled Legal Assistance – Call Panish Shea & Boyle
All plaintiffs in Nevada must abide by strict rules and requirements for bringing personal injury claims. Retaining one of our lawyers to represent you during the claims process can take the burden of legal legwork off your shoulders. You can focus on healing and recovering from your injuries, illness, or traumatic criminal attack while we work on your case. We’ll keep you updated every step of the way so that you’re never in the dark. Contact us about filing your hotel/casino injury claim in Las Vegas today. Schedule a free case review at (702) 560-5520.