Everyone who has been to Las Vegas knows how magnificent the famous Las Vegas Strip is. Almost each casino or hotel tries to be better than the others, and this gives both locals tourists the pleasure of seeing these grand masterpieces. However, serious slip and fall accidents often occur in these locations, causing sprains and strains, head injuries, broken bones, lacerations, knee injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and even death in some cases.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Even the most cautious casino and hotel guests and visitors can slip or trip and fall due to factors such as:
- Slippery or wet surfaces
- Ice or snow
- Cracks in the pavement
- Uncovered holes
- Uneven surfaces
- Poor lighting
- Improper maintenance
- Broken or missing handrails
- Damaged stairs
- Faulty escalators or elevators
- Torn or loose carpeting
- Walkway obstructions
Protecting the Rights of Injured Victims in Las Vegas, Nevada
At The Seegmiller Law Firm, our Las Vegas casino and hotel slip and fall accident lawyers have spent the last three decades providing quality representation to people injured in slip and fall accidents in Las Vegas and all of Nevada. We only represent injured people or their family members, and not large corporations or big insurance companies. We provide clients with personal care and attention, and fight for the compensation they deserve for their injury-related losses.
Slip and Fall Liability in Nevada
Under the law, casinos and hotels in Las Vegas, NV are held by courts to a very high level of care toward their patrons and guests. Owners of such establishments can be held legally liable for injuries occurring on their property if they knew or should have known about the dangerous conditions on their premises but failed to fix them in a timely manner. On the other hand, the Nevada state laws place a great deal of responsibility on people to exercise extra caution while walking around or using the stairs, escalators, or elevators.
The state of Nevada uses the Modified Comparative Negligence doctrine in determining liability for personal injuries. Injured victims may only recover damages if their fault for the accident is not more than 50%, but the amount they may receive is reduced by their own percentage of negligence.
If casino and hotel owners failed to take reasonable care in ensuring that their property is safe, and guests or patrons sustained injuries due to their negligence, they may be obligated by courts to pay damages to injured victims. If the accident occurred in an establishment on the property but is not operated by the casino such as a nightclub, bar, restaurant, and retail outlet, the establishment and the casino can both be held liable for the injuries.
Las Vegas Casino/Hotel Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
The Las Vegas casino and hotel slip and fall accident lawyers at The Seegmiller Law Firm are well-versed in personal injury law in the state of Nevada. Our premier legal team has successfully handled a variety of personal injury claims, including premises liability claims, for more than 30 years. Our honest and streamlined approach to settlement and aggressive approach to trials have helped us recover large amounts of damages on behalf of our clients. For a no-obligation consultation, contact us today at (877) 557-4239.