When people visit a casino or stay in a hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, they expect to be protected by property owners from undue harm. However, accidents do happen, causing devastating injuries that can result in costly medical bills, an extended hospital stay, lost wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
In Las Vegas, people who suffer injuries on their casino and hotel premises can sue the property owners or managers for negligence. Under the Nevada premises liability law, property owners are responsible for maintaining their property to keep it in reasonably safe condition.
The injuries sustained by people in Las Vegas casinos and hotels are commonly due to:
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Assaults by other patrons, hotel guests, or staff
- Slip and fall accidents
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Failure to provide appropriate hotel rooms
- Food contamination
- Pedestrian accidents at casino or hotel entrances
- Swimming pool accidents
- Water fountain accidents
- Ground transportation accidents
Protecting the Rights of Injured Victims in Las Vegas, Nevada
At The Seegmiller Law Firm, our Las Vegas casino/hotel personal injury accident lawyers bring more than 30 years of experience to every premises liability claim we handle. We treat our clients with utmost compassion and provide them with the highest level of legal representation. We are committed to obtaining the highest possible compensation for our clients.
Negotiating with the Casino/Hotel Risk Management Department
The Risk Management Department of Las Vegas casinos handles compensation claims made against their company. The Nevada Fair Claims Practices Act generally governs this department the same way it governs insurance companies in Nevada. Casino and hotel guests who wish to settle their claim and negotiate with the Risk Management Department on their own may run many risks.
People injured in a casino or hotel in Las Vegas are not aware of the appropriate amount for which they should settle. In most cases, injured victims are ignored. There are a few who are fortunate enough to receive a settlement offer, but are required to sign a “release of claims” form. Because signing the form means being barred from making a compensation claim in the future, injured victims must have the form reviewed by an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney. Risk Management Departments often make false promises and advise claimants not to hire an attorney, which the Nevada Fair Claims Practices Act actually considers illegal.
Most casinos and hotels in Las Vegas have a large deductible insurance policy, urging them to fight real hard before agreeing to pay compensation to any individual injured on their property. It’s common for a casino’s Risk Management Department to see which personal injury law firm handles an injury claim against them before deciding whether or not to pay the injured victim and how much to pay.