Las Vegas Casino and Hotel Injury Attorneys
Local legal help for tourists injured and assaulted in casinos and hotels
People from all over the world travel to play the slots and tables in Las Vegas casinos, as well as enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. The demand is high for casinos in Clark County, giving rise to a thriving gambling economy. The Las Vegas Strip alone is home to 40 different casinos and about 150,000 hotel rooms. Unfortunately, not all nights on The Strip end well. Thousands of visitors suffer personal injuries in casino and hotel accidents every year.
If you were harmed or injured as a tourist in Vegas, you need an experienced attorney from Claggett & Sykes Law Firm. Our personal injury lawyers can help with every aspect of your case – from dealing with insurance companies to gathering evidence to filing paperwork. All you need to do is focus on recovering from your injuries while we focus on making things right. Contact us today for a free consultation.
“Claggett & Sykes Law Firm was extremely attentive and informative throughout the process of my lawsuit. Even through COVID, the communication was top tier. Service was amazing from everyone in the office and I was never left with unanswered questions. HIGHLY recommended. 5 stars!” – Andrika T.
- What are some of the popular surrounding casinos in Vegas?
- What are common claims against hotels and casinos?
- What should I do if I’m injured in Las Vegas?
- Can I file a lawsuit against a Las Vegas casino?
- Should I call a Las Vegas attorney for my casino injury claim?
- What damages can I recover in a casino accident claim?
What are some of the popular surrounding casinos in Vegas?
Las Vegas is famous for its casinos, with almost 140 in operation throughout the Valley. Some casinos and hotels are more popular than others. No matter how big the name, however, every casino owes the same duties of care to visitors. When your injury was caused by an unsafe condition on these properties, you can file a premises liability lawsuit. These lawsuits are routinely filed against many casinos in Las Vegas, including some of the city’s top gambling destinations.
- The Venetian
- Flamingo Las Vegas
- Caesars Palace
- Mandalay Bay
- MGM Grand
- New York, New York
- Paris Las Vegas
- The STRAT
Going up against a large and powerful casino in a lawsuit can be daunting. Casinos have plenty of money and resources to spend on denying liability for accidents on their premises. They often have aggressive lawyers as well. However, hiring an attorney can help you fix the imbalance of power. The legal team at Claggett & Sykes knows how to go up against major corporations, hotels, and casinos on your behalf.
What are common claims against hotels and casinos?
Hotels, casinos, restaurants, and other similar establishments have a legal obligation to take reasonable measures to prevent accidents and injuries to patrons. Common legal claims against these types of properties include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Elevator/escalator malfunctions
- Staircase accidents
- Criminal assaults/negligent security
- Shuttle bus accidents
- Accidental drowning in casino pools
An establishment can also be vicariously liable if one of its employees causes a patron harm. Our Las Vegas attorneys work to determine each and every party responsible for causing you or a loved one harm.
What should I do if I’m injured in Las Vegas?
Taking the right steps after an injury at a casino or hotel can make a big impact on your potential legal claim, so it’s important to act carefully. The aftermath of an injury can be a confusing time. Try to stay calm and assess your injuries from the scene. Call paramedics to respond to the accident, if necessary. Then, document your accident starting with notifying security at the casino, the hotel manager, or whoever is in charge. Collect as much information as you can while still at the scene, including photographs of your injuries and the unsafe hazard that caused your accident. Knowing what caused your injury is one of the most important parts of a successful premises liability lawsuit.
If anyone saw how your injury occurred, get their names and phone numbers to act as witnesses later. See a doctor right away for injury treatment, even if it feels like your injury is minor. Maintain a record of your medical care and related documents to help prove your injuries to an insurance company. Don’t admit fault to anyone who asks you about the accident, including any casino or hotel workers and (especially) insurance claims adjusters. Then, contact one of our attorneys to discuss what happened and your potential right to file a claim.
Our Las Vegas team can talk to the insurance company and other representatives on your behalf. We can lessen the stress and headache of a legal claim, and work with you until your case is resolved in a successful manner.
Can I file a lawsuit against a Las Vegas casino?
If you were injured on someone else’s property, some of the common claims in a lawsuit are premises liability and negligent security. Both are types of negligence cases where you must prove that the property owner acted in a careless or unsafe manner, causing your injuries. Generally, lawsuits for these claims must be filed within two years after the date of your incident. This deadline is called the statute of limitations. However, these are issues for your attorney to worry about – as long as you act immediately after your accident, we can take care of the rest.
Potentially liable parties in a hotel or casino injury claim can include parties like the:
- Casino or hotel itself
- Establishment’s owners
- Property owners
- Parent company
- Companies providing security
In cases where you were injured by a defective product, the manufacturer of that product may also be liable. If you have an injury you suffered while on vacation, an attorney from Claggett & Sykes Law Firm will give you honest answers to all of your questions and give you a clear picture of your potential claim. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
Should I call a Las Vegas attorney for my casino injury claim?
It’s never a bad idea to talk to an experienced lawyer. It’s an even better idea to speak with a local attorney. And, at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm, we offer free consultations and don’t charge for our services unless we win your case. Our experienced team of attorneys can help you bring a claim against a negligent establishment for a dangerous condition on their property, violent employee, or lack of proper security. Further, we’ll also ensure the casino and its insurance company treat your claim fairly and properly.
We can take care of all legal work connected to your case. Because we practice law in Las Vegas, understand Nevada’s deadlines, filing requirements, and how to fulfill the burden of proof during an injury lawsuit. While most cases settle without needing a lawsuit, we treat every case as if it’s going to trial, and the insurance companies know this.
What damages can I recover in a casino accident claim?
When a casino and their staff fail in their duty to keep you safe from harm, you’re eligible to recover damages. Damages are your losses, both economic and non-economic, resulting from the accident and your injuries. These can include things like the medical bills and expenses from your treatment, surgeries, prescriptions, and any physical therapies or home modifications you need to get healthy again. If you lose time from work, damages also include lost wages, past and future.
Non-economic damages include things like your pain and suffering, and emotional anguish stemming from the accident. We understand what you’re going through and we don’t take any of it lightly. We can talk to you about your case and give you informed guidance about your best options going forward.
Local, seasoned Las Vegas casino accident attorneys
If you were injured in a casino or hotel accident, talk to the attorneys the people in Vegas count. The premises liability lawyers at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm are here to help. With over $700 million recovered for our clients and counting, we know what it takes for a successful claim. To schedule a free consultation, call 702-333-7777 or fill out our contact form today.