When individuals pay good money to stay at a hotel in Las Vegas, they rightly expect that the hotel premises will be safe and free from serious hazards and defects. In some cases, though, hotels fail to properly maintain their rooms, common areas (including hallways), pools, exercise rooms, and other facilities, and as a result, guests suffer serious injuries while staying there.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury while staying at a hotel or resort in Las Vegas, you might be able to assert a legal claim or file a lawsuit against the hotel. The Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at Breeden and Associates – Malpractice and Injury Law could help you pursue a personal injury claim and fight for your right to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Give us a call today at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online to learn more about how we could help you handle every aspect of your personal injury case.
Individuals who stay at a hotel or resort are called business invitees. They are called invitees because they are on the premises for the primary purpose of benefiting the business owner. As such, business invitees are owed an extremely high duty of care by the hotel or resort.
Specifically, the hotel or resort has a duty to take reasonable measures to safeguard guests against all known hazards or defects on the property, and in some cases, to inspect the property for unknown, hidden defects. When it comes to safeguarding against defects on the hotel premises, the hotel owner or manager has a duty to warn guests of defects or otherwise repair or correct the defect.
In a personal injury case, the accident victim has the burden of demonstrating that the hotel violated the applicable standard of care by acting unreasonably under the circumstances – such as where the hotel knew about the defect but failed to correct it in a reasonable amount of time.
In that instance, the accident victim could pursue a claim for damages arising out of his or her injuries.
A person who is injured on hotel premises could suffer any number of injuries, depending primarily on how the accident occurred and where in the hotel it occurred. For example, in a slip and fall accident that occurred on hotel premises, the accident victim could suffer a broken bone or fracture. Other common injuries sustained on hotel premises include:
If you have suffered an injury on hotel premises, the attorneys at Breeden and Associates – Malpractice and Injury Law could assist you with every aspect of filing your claim and litigating your case, if necessary. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer, please call us at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online today for more information.
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