Have You Sustained an Injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas?
If you have been a guest of the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, and sustained an injury due to the resort´s lack of care, you may be entitled to compensation for an accident in the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Indeed, even if you were not staying at the hotel, but sustained an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas while watching a show, playing at the casino or taking advantage of one of the many facilities offered by the resort, you might still be entitled to injury compensation.
This article explains some of the scenarios in which you may be entitled to compensation for an accident in the MGM Grand Las Vegas. However, as the consequences of an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas are different in every case, it is important that you discuss the nature of your accident with a hotel injury claims lawyer at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss the injury you sustained and the impact your unfortunate experience has had on your quality of life.
General Guidelines for Hotel Injury Claims
Although no two hotel injury claims for compensation after an accident in the MGM Grand Las Vegas are identical, there are some general guidelines that you should follow if you wish to claim compensation for an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
If you have not already done so, you must seek professional medical attention as soon as possible to have your injury examined, treated and recorded in your medical history. Without proof of an injury occurring, claiming compensation for an accident in the MGM Grand Las Vegas will not be possible.
It also has to be established that the MGM Grand failed in their duty of care to provide you with a safe environment, and that their failure led directly to you sustaining an injury – one which would not have occurred had it not been for the negligence of the hotel, its employees or its agents.
In order to establish negligence, it will be helpful if you have filed an accident report with the MGM Grand or taken photos of the hazard which was responsible for your injury. If you were unable to do either of these because of the nature of your accident and injury, it may still be possible for your lawyer to gather proof of negligence through witness statements and CCTV.
Typical Hotel Accidents in Las Vegas
Listed below are typical accidents that may entitle to you compensation for an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. These are not necessarily events in which claims for compensation for an accident at the MGM Grand Las Vegas have been made, and the exclusion of any accident from this list does not mean that you will be unable to make hotel injury claims.
Falling on the Stairs of the MGM Grand Las Vegas
Injuries sustained from falling on the stairs of any hotel in Las Vegas are not particularly uncommon – particularly in nightclubs and in show venues where the lighting is deliberately subdued. Other falling accidents can be caused by items of food dropped on stairs, or items such as worn carpets, electrical cables or guests´ personal belongings causing a hazard.
In many accident scenarios, the MGM Grand Las Vegas does not have an “absolute” duty of care. This means that if you slipped on an item of food that had been dropped by the guest immediately preceding you on the stairs, the resort may not be held liable for your injuries as they could not have “reasonably” been expected to identify the hazard and remove it before your accident occurred.
Injured at a Show in a Las Vegas Hotel
The shows in Las Vegas hotels are one of the primary reasons for guests visiting the city, but unfortunately sometimes the pleasure they provide is overridden by an injury. As well as falling on the stairs of a poorly lit auditorium, lighting systems have been known to collapse above the heads of guests watching a performance, and injuries have been sustained at shows in Las Vegas hotels where audience participation has been encouraged.
In some performances cast members project objects into the audience and, if an error in judgment is made, this can result in serious injury. Depending on the location of the show and who is responsible for staging it, it may be one of several parties who are responsible for you being injured at a show in a Las Vegas hotel, and you should seek legal advice from a Las Vegas hotel injury claims lawyer once you have received medical attention for your injury.
Avoidable Injuries in the MGM Grand Las Vegas Gym
The MGM Grand has a state-of-the-art gym and a Cardio Room for guests who want to work out during their vacation. Like all the leisure areas, the gym and Cardio Room are well-staffed by knowledgeable employees, but there may be occasions when accidents happen due to poorly-maintained equipment or slips on water which has spread out from the shower area.
When guests suffer avoidable injuries in a Las Vegas hotel gym, it is often the case that evidence of negligence is quickly removed. Consequently your lawyer would need to speak with the employees of the gym and other guests who may have been using the facility at the time to ascertain that there is a claim for an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas which is worth your while to pursue.
Slips and Trips in Las Vegas Hotels
The standard of accommodation that you will find in most Las Vegas hotels is usually excellent, but nonetheless accidents will happen which could have been prevented had greater care been taken by hotel employees or their agents – say for example you are injured when slipping on a wet floor or tripping over cables that have been left laying across the dance floor in a bar.
Employees and agents of Las Vegas hotels are specifically trained to avoid causing hazards and to remove them whenever they are noticed. Consequently, should you sustain an injury slipping or tripping in a Las Vegas hotel due to the presence of a hazard that – with reasonable care – should not have been present, you will be entitled to claim injury compensation.
Injured in a Restaurant at the MGM Grand Las Vegas
Similar to many of the injuries listed above, it has to be considered that the MGM Grand does not have an absolute duty of care if you slip on food that has fallen on the floor in one of the resort´s restaurants. However, there are many other restaurant injury scenarios in which it will be possible to claim compensation for an accident in the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
If, for example you were to be scalded by a hot serving plate at a restaurant buffet, have a restaurant chair collapse beneath you while eating a meal or sustain food poisoning due to inadequately prepared food, it would be possible to claim for an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas provided that you received professional medical attention for your injury and that proof of negligence can be established.
Beauty Treatment Injury at the Christophe Salon
Individual shops and boutiques within the MGM Grand also have a duty of care to prevent you from coming to harm when using their facilities; and despite the Christophe Salon having an excellent reputation, it is not inconceivable that you may suffer an allergic reaction to a treatment you undergo or other injury which is sufficiently severe for you to require medical attention.
When it can be shown that the staff at the Christophe Salon acted negligently – for example, failing to conduct a patch test before applying a hair dye – you should speak with a hotel injury claims lawyer. He or she will be able to give you advice about claiming compensation for a beauty treatment injury at the Christophe Salon, provided that your injury is recorded in your medical records.
Injured in a Lift at the MGM Grand Las Vegas
There are many reasons why lifts can fail and, with the number of lifts in hotels in Las Vegas, accidents happen more frequently than in other vacation destinations. Injuries due to elevator malfunctions, abrupt stops and sudden landings are not uncommon events, and it is understandable that guests stuck in a lift whose doors will not open are likely to experience emotional traumas such as panic attacks.
Not every accident in a lift results in an injury, but if it can be demonstrated that an elevator malfunction is attributable to a lack of maintenance or safety checks – and you suffer an injury in the elevator malfunction as a result – you should be entitled to claim compensation for an accident in the MGM Grand Las Vegas and should speak with a Las Vegas hotel injury claims lawyer.
Bed Bugs in Las Vegas Hotels and Other Unwelcome Guests
Bed bug bites can develop into skin infections or cause an allergic reaction, which will usually disappear within a couple of weeks of returning home if treated with antibiotics or antihistamines. However, while the bites are present, they can ruin your vacation – a consideration that would be taken into account in hotel injury claims for bed bug bite compensation.
There has never been a publicly recorded incident of bed bugs at the MGM Grand, but Las Vegas hotels are notorious for guests sustaining injuries from bed bug bites due to the transient nature of people who use hotels. Hotels have a duty of care to prevent you from coming to harm while you sleep in their beds at night – and that includes being injured by bed bugs and other unwelcome guests!
Injuries to Employees at the MGM Grand Las Vegas
It was mentioned earlier in this article that guests and visitors to the MGM Grand Las Vegas would be able to claim compensation for an injury in an accident which is attributable to the negligence of employees and agents of the resort; but employees and agents are also entitled to claim compensation for an accident in the MGM Grand Las Vegas if the hotel or a colleague is responsible for creating a hazard – or failing to remove it – which results in an injury.
Workers comp is usually provided by the MGM Grand to replace lost income and pay medical expenses for an injury sustained at the resort. However, compensation claims for injuries to employees at the MGM Grand Las Vegas may arise when injured employees do not get the full range of benefits to which they are entitled, or when disputes arise over the validity of a claim.
Late Manifestation of an Injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas
The late manifestation of an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas could occur if you have suffered an injury such as a soft tissue injury that did not become apparent until after you had left the resort and returned home. Although you may now be many thousands of miles away, it is still possible to claim compensation for an accident in the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
In order to proceed with your claim, you should contact a Las Vegas hotel injury claims lawyer, explaining the nature of your accident and injury, and the consequences on your quality of life. The lawyer may still be able to collect proof of negligence by speaking with hotel employees or obtaining hotel CCTV so that you can proceed with your claim at distance.
Time Limits for Making Las Vegas Hotel Injury Claims
Irrespective of whether an injury is identified and diagnosed on the date of your accident or much later (in the event of soft tissue damage, food poisoning or other late-developing injury), you have two years from the “date of knowledge” that you have sustained an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas in which to file hotel injury claims for compensation.
Consequently, if you sustain an injury in a slip and fall accident in March, but the symptoms of your injury do not manifest immediately and are not diagnosed until June, the two year time limit for making Las Vegas hotel injury claims will not start until June – although it may be more difficult to connect the injury to the accident, and your compensation claim for an accident at the MGM Grand Las Vegas will likely be contested.
What if Your Child Sustains an Injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas?
The time limit for making Las Vegas hotel injury claims does not apply for children under the age of eighteen years. Nonetheless, if your child sustains an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas in an accident for which they were not wholly to blame, you should still speak with a lawyer at the earliest possible opportunity in order that the lawyer can collect evident of negligence to support your claim.
Provided that you were not in any way responsible for your child sustaining their injury, you will have to represent them as a “guardian ad litem” during litigation, and any settlement of compensation for an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas will have to be approved by a court to ensure the settlement is appropriate for the injury sustained. The compensation settlement will be held by the court until your child reaches the age of eighteen, but you will be able to access the funds to pay for medical expenses and any special educational requirements your child has.
Speak with Us about Compensation for an Accident in the MGM Grand Las Vegas
Irrespective of how your accident occurred or what injury you sustained, it is in your best interests to speak with a lawyer on our free hotel injury claims assessment service to determine that you have a justifiable claim for an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas and the best way to pursue it.
Our free hotel injury claims assessment service enables you to speak with an accident lawyer located in Las Vegas in order to obtain practical and impartial advice about claiming compensation for an accident in the MGM Grand Las Vegas without any obligation on you to use our services or proceed with a claim.
All calls to our free service are completely confidential, and our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. An injury on vacation at the MGM Grand Las Vegas can have repercussions beyond spoiling a good vacation. Let us help you to recover the compensation you are entitled to for sustaining an injury at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.