For most people a trip to a Las Vegas hotel or casino is just good fun. Unfortunately, for other people, what began as a fun night out can end in serious injury in escalator accidents. If you’ve been injured in a Las Vegas escalator accident, you may be able to collect compensation from whoever is responsible for maintaining the escalator. A Las Vegas escalator injury lawyer can help you with collecting damages.
Van Law is a Las Vegas based personal injury law firm that believes in serving personal injury victims with integrity, toughness and compassion. Any building that operates an escalator has a responsibility to make sure the escalator is safe to use. If that hasn’t happened, and you were hurt as a result, Van Law wants to help you fight for your rights as an accident victim.
How Can an Attorney Help After a Las Vegas Escalator Accident?
In many cases, the kind of buildings that have escalators (casinos, hotels, shopping malls) are owned by large corporations or institutional funds. They are almost always required to have liability insurance to protect them in the event of an accident. That arrangement works well for the building owner, and in theory, it should work well for accident victims. Unfortunately for injured escalator accident victims, the reality of dealing with insurance companies can be very different.
Liability insurance carriers exist to protect their policy holders and their profits. A big part of that protection effort includes denying liability whenever possible or paying the smallest amount possible in any case where they do admit fault. Needless to say, if you’re the accident victim, getting nothing, or the minimum amount possible after being injured in an escalator accident is not a desirable outcome.
This is where Van Law can help. We’ll fight for your interests with the same intensity that the building owner’s liability insurer protects their bottom line. At Van Law, our client is the bottom line we care about. We bring you the resources and experience that can help you compete with insurance companies on a level playing field.
How Can Van Law’s Escalator Injury Lawyers Help You?
We bring a wealth of experience in fighting for injury victims to the table. Our escalator injury accident lawyers can help you at every stage of your case, including:
- Gathering evidence to prove liability or negligence in your case
- Consulting with doctors and medical professionals to make sure we include the full range of your accident-related medical expenses in our damage demand
- Negotiating directly with the insurance carrier or building owner in your case
- Representing your case in court (if necessary)
Why Should You Trust Van Law With Your Las Vegas Escalator Injury Accident Case?
Choosing an attorney after an escalator accident is not an easy thing to do. However, one thing we suggest when making that decision is looking at the attorney’s track record. In our ten plus yeas of practicing personal injury law, Van Law has collected over $50,000,000 in settlements and judgements for our clients.
Although we can’t guarantee a result in your case, we can provide you with legal services that are highly rated by both former clients and our peers in the legal profession. In fact, our lead attorney Sandy Van was recognized as a “Platinum Client Champion” by Martindale-Hubbell legal ratings services in 2022. So, when an escalator accident attorney from Van Law is representing your case, you’re getting an attorney committed to your well-being and getting results in your case!
What Are the Damages in an Escalator Accident Case?
Escalator accidents can cause very serious injuries. Serious injuries usually mean big medical bills. If your escalator accident was caused by an improperly functioning elevator, faulty maintenance or some other preventable cause, you can demand compensation for your medical bills. In addition to reimbursement for your accident-related injuries, other economic damages you can demand include:
- Transportation costs for getting you to the hospital from the accident scene
- Continuing post-accident medical care such as physical therapy
- Reimbursement for any lost wages
In some escalator injury accident cases, you may also be able to demand non-economic damages. If your accident was serious enough to cause you to suffer a permanent disability or keep you out of work for an extended period, you may also be experiencing pain and suffering, lost quality of life or mental anguish. If that’s the case, we will also add those non-economic damages to our demand for compensation from the negligent party.
Is There a Time Limit on Filing a Case After Being Injured in a Las Vegas Escalator Accident?
Nevada does have a statute of limitations under NRS § 11.190(4)(e) on personal injury cases. Under all but a few limited circumstances, you must make a demand for damages no later than two years after the date of your escalator accident. We strongly advise you to consult with a Las Vegas escalator injury accident lawyer from our firm as soon as possible after your injury.
There is a simple reason for this. The earlier we can start collecting evidence of liability in your case, the less likely it is that the owner or management of the building where your accident happened can destroy or hide that evidence.
How Much Is Your Las Vegas Escalator Accident Case Worth?
Every escalator accident, and every case we take here at Van Law, has a different set of damages for the accident victim. The amount of both your economic and non-economic damages will be specific to your escalator accident case. Because of this, there is no way an escalator accident lawyer can accurately estimate the value of your case without asking you some questions first.
If you’re interested in finding out how much we estimate the value of your case to be, the best thing to do is to come to our office for a free consultation. Once we can get a complete understanding of the facts in your elevator accident case, our attorneys will be in a better position to advise you as to its potential value.
How Much do Elevator Accident Lawyers Charge to Take a Case?
If you’ve been hurt in a Las Vegas elevator accident, our attorneys want whoever is responsible for your injury paying our bills, not you! When we take personal injury cases like elevator accidents, it’s on a contingency basis. You won’t get any bills from us for our services unless we win your case or negotiate a settlement.
If we can’t do that, we won’t bill you one penny for the cost of our legal services. We’re that committed to helping you get your life back on track after an escalator accident. We want it to be as easy as possible for you to get the legal representation you deserve. All you have to do to get us on your team is call our office. Our entire team is here, waiting for the opportunity to help you.
Let us help you!