Common Accidents and Injuries in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the most vibrant and bustling cities in the U.S., and it attracts thousands upon thousands of tourists from all over the world every year. While this makes for some great times and lasting memories, it also inevitably causes a wide variety of accidents. The award-winning team of personal injury attorneys from Van Law Firm has been helping Las Vegas accident victims recover compensation for nearly ten years now, and in that time we’ve noticed that some accidents and injuries are more common than others. Let’s take a look at some examples so that future accidents may be avoided:
Examples of Common Injuries
Accidents and the circumstances surrounding them vary widely, but some injuries are present in just about all accident types, such as:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Cuts and lacerations
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Concussions and whiplash
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
Frequent Las Vegas Accidents
Premises Liability Accidents (Slips, Falls, Trips, Etc.)
People come to Vegas primarily to indulge in gambling, entertainment, and hospitality. Anytime you are injured on another’s property due to unsafe or negligent conditions, a premises liability claim may be warranted. Slips, trips and falls are by far the most common examples of this, especially in areas with slick floors, uneven surfaces, or poor lighting.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
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Due to the transitory nature of the city, traffic is coming and going at all hours, 24/7. All kinds of motor vehicle accidents are extremely common in the Las Vegas Valley, including car, truck, and motorcycle crashes. In high-traffic areas, accidents involving pedestrians are also somewhat common. These accidents can range from incidental to catastrophic, depending on the location and circumstances.
Swimming Pool and Spa Accidents
Every hotel and casino in Vegas has a spa and swimming area. It is unfortunately all too common for business owners to neglect maintenance and safety protocols, which leads to a large number of slips and falls, drownings, and other pool-related accidents.
Food Poisoning Incidents
Restaurants and fine dining are a staple of Las Vegas, but our reputation doesn’t always live up to expectations. Poor culinary and hygiene practices can make guests extremely sick, to the point where treatment is needed. These cases can be a little complicated to prove, but they still happen with regularity.
Negligent Security Accidents
The Las Vegas nightlife scene is world-renowned but not all clubs and venues adhere to proper practices. If the security staff is not up to par, they may admit bad actors or prevent them from causing harm once inside. If capacity limits are not considered, the excessive crowds may also cause accidents and tramplings. The presence of drugs and alcohol only exacerbates these situations.
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