Las Vegas residents and tourists alike often risk their money on a chance to win it all at a casino. What they don’t want to risk is their health. Yet when hotels don’t take precautions to keep patrons safe, a visitor’s stay can become too risky, resulting in injury, lost income, and pain and suffering.
At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, we are committed to pursuing negligent hotel owners for damages when their carelessness leaves their guests injured. If you are one of those victims, our Las Vegas hotel injury attorneys can help tell your story and seek compensation. You can learn more during a free consultation today.
Why Pursue an Injury Case Against a Las Vegas Hotel?
You were the victim of an injustice. Visiting or staying in a hotel should not leave you in pain, saddled with bills, missing work, and facing an uncertain future. Pursuing an insurance claim or lawsuit against a hotel can’t undo that injustice, but it can help ease the physical, personal, and financial burdens placed on you.
In fact, you could be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost income
- Pain and suffering
We are focused on what has happened to you as well as what will happen to you because of this accident. The negligent party may want to pay only immediate bills and not what you need to face challenges down the line. We push for all your losses to be considered, even ones that haven’t affected you yet.
Which Medical Bills Are Covered if You’re Injured in a Vegas Hotel?
Your hotel negligence case could lead to injuries such as:
- Bruises and lacerations
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Infection and illness
The price tag for any of these could be daunting. A broken leg could set you back thousands of dollars, while a spinal cord injury could permanently change your life and finances. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) estimates that the lifetime costs could be as much as $5.1 million, not including lost income and other losses.
Fortunately, our premises liability lawyers serving Las Vegas can pursue compensation to cover:
- MRIs, X-rays, and other diagnostic tests
- Wheelchairs, crutches, and other medical equipment
- Physical, occupational, and other forms of therapy
- Long-term care expenses
- Psychological counseling
- Alternative therapies
To make sure your damages accurately represent your expenses, we consult doctors and specialists. Using their testimony and expertise, we can argue against your claim being undervalued.
What Income Can Be Reimbursed?
Whatever income you lose while undergoing treatment and recovery for your injuries could be eligible for reimbursement through your claim or lawsuit. This income could be:
- Hourly wages
- Gig work
We review all your revenue streams, even minor ones, to make sure you get all the income you lost due to this ordeal. If you crochet baby blankets to sell online as a monetized hobby, we can pursue compensation for the lost sales.
Much like we consult with doctors to understand the full scope of your medical bills, we also talk with financial experts, such as economists and actuaries, to understand the full scope of your income losses. We can even pursue damages for your reduced ability to earn due to your injury.
What Do Pain and Suffering Damages Include?
- Pain and suffering
For example, if you were injured in a fire at a Las Vegas hotel, leaving you with disfiguring burn scars, our injury attorneys could fight for damages for that disfigurement and ones that highlight the specific pain and suffering that comes with sustaining such an injury.
Thus, non-economic damages can and should be very specific and personal. We won’t let the negligent party turn you into just another claim or case. Instead, we will work to have them confront the unique pain they caused you.
How Does De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers Help Victims?
The short answer is we do everything we can to help our clients recover from their injuries and losses. Our priority is your well-being, and whatever we can do to help you regain your health and peace of mind, we will do it.
Our personal injury team:
- Offers free initial consultations
- Talks to insurance adjusters
- Handles emails and phone calls
- Helps set up appointments
- Compiles evidence proving negligence
- Reviews potential settlement offers
- Explains legal terminology
- Keeps you updated on progress
- Files lawsuits and adheres to state-imposed deadlines
- Prepares for a court case (if necessary)
Many cases settle out of court, but we make it clear to insurance companies and liable parties that we are willing to go all the way if that’s what it takes.
Our Clients Are a Part of Our Family
We proudly call ourselves a family business, and that perspective extends to our clients. When we take on your case, we give you personalized attention.
Tell us what is concerning, vexing, or troubling you. If we can’t help, we can work with you to find someone who can, such as doctors or specialists. Call our office today to learn and check out our testimonials page to hear stories from our former clients.
What Qualifies as a Hotel Injury Case?
Hotel accidents, like other forms of personal injury, are predicated on proving you were injured due to negligence. Our premises liability lawyers will set out to demonstrate that a Las Vegas hotel:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Behaved in a way that violated that duty of care
- Left you injured because of that violation
- Owes you compensation for your injuries
These four elements are intertwined, building on each other. You can’t pursue compensation for negligence if you weren’t injured, for instance. Likewise, you can’t pursue compensation for injuries if the cause of those injuries was an unavoidable accident.
Examples of Hotel Negligence
Various scenarios can cause hotel injuries, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Insufficient security
- Food poisoning
- Secondary infections
- Pool and spa accidents
These are the effects of negligence, but our slip and fall attorneys want to understand the cause of your Las Vegas accident to pinpoint what went wrong so that we can start building your case. That could be:
- Loose carpeting
- Uneven flooring
- Unsecured cords
- Puddles or leaks
- Lack of lighting
- Defective elevators or escalators
- Walkway obstructions
- Dangerous layouts
- Lack of pool lifeguard
- Poor food storage and handling
- Bedbug infestation
Hotels must prevent accidents, either by addressing problems promptly or warning visitors of risks. If proper precautions weren’t taken, a hotel could be liable.
Who Is at Fault for a Slip and Fall at a Las Vegas Hotel?
Narrowing down who to hold responsible for your bills is a key focus of our investigation into your case. Possible liable parties include:
- Property owners
- Construction companies
- Contract workers
- Other guests
- Product manufacturers
For example, you may have been injured on hotel property, but it may have been due to work being done by a construction crew remodeling the building. That could make the construction company liable. The hotel may even share fault for not protecting guests from ongoing construction.
Usually, we pursue an insurance claim first. However, we may file an injury lawsuit if the liable party’s insurance won’t agree to our settlement terms. Likewise, if the liable party doesn’t have enough insurance or any at all, we can file a lawsuit to recover your compensation.
How Can Someone Be Held Liable in a Vegas Hotel Slip and Fall?
Proving negligence requires just that: proof. We can pull that proof from multiple sources to create an extensive picture of your ordeal, including:
- Photographic evidence
- Surveillance footage
- Witness accounts
- Expert testimony
- Accident reconstruction
- Police reports
- Medical records
For example, if you suffered a slip and fall in a Las Vegas hotel, we could talk to witnesses and employees about the tripping hazard, create a timeline of how long the hazard was unaddressed, and provide photos and test results that show the extent of your injuries.
What Are Nevada’s Negligence Laws?
Your Las Vegas hotel case could be subject to Nevada’s comparative negligence laws (NRS § 41.141). This means the amount of your damages could be reduced if you are found partly at fault.
Let’s say you were wearing five-inch heels in a hotel garden when you tripped on a dead branch that had been lying in the path for several days. You may be considered 10 percent at fault due to your improper footwear. Because you are less than 51 percent at fault, you can still pursue damages, but your compensation will be lowered by 10 percent.
Nonetheless, we can fight back against you being assigned more blame for an accident than is accurate. We won’t let Nevada’s comparative negligence laws rob you of the damages you deserve.
When Vegas Hotels Are Not Liable
One exception for premises liability claims is in cases of trespassing (NRS § 41.515). However, a hotel may try to claim you were trespassing just to get out of paying you what they owe you for their own negligence. We can examine your case in light of this allegation and work to find a path toward getting you justice.
Statute of Limitations
Generally, Nevada allows injured victims, such as those from a hotel accident, to file a lawsuit up to two years after the incident (NRS § 11.190(4)(e)). That being said, some factors can leave you with a shorter window to file.
When we evaluate your case, we determine how long until your filing deadline. Once we know that, we will work to prepare and file the necessary paperwork on your behalf.
Call Us for a Free Consultation After a Las Vegas Hotel Injury
Las Vegas hotels should be havens, not hazards. If you were injured at one, our premises liability attorneys can protect you as well as future visitors by demanding justice and drawing attention to safety risks. Call De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers today to start the process. The initial consultation is free, and if we work together, you won’t owe us any attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.