Hotel Accidents

Las Vegas has a large number of hotels to accommodate the tourists that flock to the area, whether they are traveling for business or just for fun. These hotels host millions of people a year and have an obligation to keep each and every person safe. Hotel staff is legally responsible for ensuring that their premise is safe for all guests and visitors. If there is a hazard that arises, it is important for the hotel staff to remedy the situation as soon as possible. If the hotel knew or should have reasonably known about a hazard and fails to fix it, they can be held liable for any injuries that occur. Hotel accidents can be quite serious. If you or a loved one was injured in a hotel accident in Las Vegas, contact the legal team at Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your situation. Our firm is committed to providing quality legal representation to clients, determining liability, and recovering an award of maximum compensation. Contact our firm today.

While hotels don’t typically exude feelings of fear or danger, it is important to realize that stepping on to any premises involves a degree of risk. The hotels in Las Vegas are so large and densely populated that anything can happen. These hotels require a large staff to ensure that dangers are not present and when they are, they are fixed quickly. Some of the most common hotel accidents involve the following:

  • Sidewalks
  • Stairwells
  • Casinos
  • Elevators
  • Escalators
  • Gym equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Parking facilities
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Inadequate security
  • Inadequate lighting

Like any other premises liability case, the injured party is responsible for fulfilling the burden of proof. This means that they must show that the hotel knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions and failed to fix it. This is why it is so important for an injured party to consult with an experienced attorney that can help gather and preserve evidence to help the case.

Some of the forms of evidence that are most helpful can include photos, surveillance footage, and witness testimony. It is important to notify hotel management as soon as an accident occurs so they know about the incident and that someone became injured on their property.

If the burden of proof is fulfilled, the injured party may be entitled to significant compensation for their injuries, as well as the other hardships caused by the accident.

When the victim of a hotel accident decides to pursue legal action, the goal is often to hold the hotel accountable and to recover compensation, which is also known as damages. There are two categories of damages, economic and noneconomic. Economic damages encompass all of the financial burdens that the injured party has faced as a result of the accident. These can include medical expenses, lost wages, future lost wages, and the need to hire outside help. Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, are for all other burdens faced because of the accident, such as emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.