People usually go to hotels and resorts for leisure. But some people leave these supposedly relaxing places with more than just fun memories. If you’ve been injured in a hotel or resort, the management can be held liable for your injuries, and a Las Vegas injury attorney can help.
According to statistics, approximately 42 million people visited various hotels and resorts in Las Vegas in 2019. The number of visitors dropped to around 19 million in 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic. Most hotel and resort owners aim to provide a pleasurable and stress-free experience for their guests. But accidents can and do happen in hotel and resort premises. When this happens to you, you can claim compensation from the liable parties with help from a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer.
Common Injuries and Accidents in Hotels and Resorts
Regardless of how careful you are, accidents can happen. When staying at a resort or hotel, here are common accidents and injuries you should be aware of:
- Slips, Trips, and Falls: Fractures, severe sprains, head injuries, and back injuries typically result from slips, trips, and falls in resorts and hotels due to slippery surfaces, worn carpets, icy walks, uneven floors, and other hazards.
- Swimming Pool Injuries: Not all resorts and hotels are required to employ lifeguards at all times. They are, however, required to post clear rules and warnings about pool use and to keep pool areas and locker rooms safe and clean.
- Criminal Activity: Hotels and resorts owe it to their guests to take reasonable measures to ensure their safety. So guests can hold the management legally liable for theft, robbery, or assault when management failed to provide sufficient lighting and/or security, failed to maintain windows and door locks to prevent illegal entry, or failed to implement proper safety precautions to ensure guest safety. It’s also important to note that depending on where the hotel or resort is located in Las Vegas, injured guests may qualify for Crime Victim’s Services as well.
- Broken Furniture: Some furniture in hotels and resorts are simply too old, so it’s really not surprising when guests sustain injury from broken furniture like chairs and tables.
- Food Poisoning: Resorts and hotels that serve food to their guests should always maintain proper food safety standards. Otherwise, unhygienic food handlers or cooks and unsanitary kitchen and dining conditions, among others, could result in serious foodborne diseases.
- Burns: Common causes of burns include extremely hot water from sinks or showers and defective appliances, including hairdryers, coffee makers, and irons.
- Bed Bugs: Bites and contact with bed bugs could result in infection, irritation, and even life-threatening allergic reactions. Guests can also accidentally bring these pesky bugs home in their suitcases and clothes.
Seek Legal Advice from an Experienced Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered traumatic or severe injuries due to the negligent ways of a resort or hotel management, talk to an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer to obtain the most suitable compensation amount for your losses. Your lawyer may also seek punitive damages in the event that the liable party’s negligence was particularly. Schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers here at Breeden Malpractice & Injury Law by calling us at (702) 819-7770 or contacting us online.