How to Claim Damages for being Injured at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas
This article provides examples of when it may be possible to claim damages for an accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and the conditions that have to be fulfilled to qualify for Las Vegas hotel injury damages.
The article is applicable to guests and visitors who have been injured at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas – and to employees, performers and trade visitors to the resort who have suffered an injury through no fault of their own.
In the event that your injury was sustained on vacation in Las Vegas, and you have since returned home, we may still be able to help you recover damages for an accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and you should contact our hotel injury claims helpline for advice about making a claim for Las Vegas hotel injury damages from your current location.
Qualifying for Las Vegas Hotel Injury Damages
In order to qualify for damages for an accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, you must have suffered an injury in an accident at the hotel which would not have happened but for the negligence of the resort – or an employee or agent of the resort.
Proving that you have been injured is done by accessing your medical records; so, if you have not yet had your injuries examined and diagnosed by a medical professional – and recorded in your medical history – you must make it your priority to go to a hospital or medical center as soon as you can.
Establishing that the hotel was negligent, and that a breach in their “duty of care” led to an accident that otherwise would not have occurred, can be complex. Your lawyer will collate evidence of negligence using any photographs you may have taken at the time of your accident, statements from eyewitnesses, accident reports and the hotel´s own CCTV footage to support your claim for damages for an accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.
Why the Cosmopolitan does not have an “Absolute” Duty of Care
In order for a damages claim for being injured at the Cosmopolitan Hotel to be successful, it needs to be established that the hotel was in breach of its duty of care to provide you with a safe vacation experience. However, it is important to note that the Cosmopolitan does not have an “absolute” duty of care.
This means that, if you were to slip on a drink in the casino that had just been spilled, and the hotel had not had a “reasonable” length of time to identify the spilled drink as a hazard and clean it up, a claim for being injured at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas is unlikely to be successful – although what is considered to be a “reasonable” length of time is often open to debate.
CCTV footage can reveal how long a hazard has been present, and – in claims for Las Vegas hotel injury damages in which there might be a dispute over the hotel´s duty of care – it could be vital that you speak with a lawyer while evidence of negligence still exists. There is a number of more obvious accident scenarios listed below in which claiming damages for an accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas should be less complex.
Accidents by the Cosmopolitan Pools
Slips and falls on wet tiles by the side of the Cosmopolitan´s three pools are accidents which can rarely be prevented; however, other causes of injury – such as falling from a collapsing lounger which has not been properly maintained or developing an illness from poor water quality in the pools – can be grounds for claiming damages for an accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.
Injured in the Cosmopolitan Fitness Center
The Cosmopolitan has two state-of-the-art fitness centers which contain treadmills and ellipticals and areas for working out with free weights. Any guest using the West Tower fitness center should be instructed on how to use the machine safely and, if you have been injured at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas due to a lack of instruction – or because of faulty equipment in either of the fitness centers – you may be entitled to damages for being injured in the Cosmopolitan fitness center.
Accident in the Marquee Nightclub
The Marquee Nightclub on the roof of the Cosmopolitan Hotel is a vibrant venue and attracts many hundreds of guests and visitors every day. However, as with any nightclub, a risk of injury exists when there is inadequate security to marshal clubbers and ensure their safety. When you have been injured at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas at any venue due to a lack of security, you will be entitled to claim Las Vegas hotel injury damages.
Injured in a Cosmopolitan Restaurant
There are many scenarios in which it may be possible that you are injured in a restaurant at the Cosmopolitan – for example you were to be scalded by a hot serving plate or have a restaurant chair collapse beneath you while eating a meal. It should be possible to claim for being injured at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas provided that you received professional medical attention for your injury and that proof of negligence can be established.
Elevator Accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel
The Cosmopolitan Hotel also has an extensive number of elevators to service its fifty-three floors and there are many reasons why elevators can fail. Injuries can be caused by elevator malfunctions resulting in sudden landings and guests trapped in an elevator could psychological injuries such as panic attacks. When these malfunctions are attributable to a lack of servicing or maintenance, it is advisable to speak with a lawyer about claiming damages for being injured at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Injured due to a Lack of Care in the Violet Hour Salon
The Violet Hour Salon at the Cosmopolitan Hotel offers a wide selection of beauty treatments – many of them involving chemicals or hot wax. If you were to be injured at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas due to a lack of care in the Violet Hour Salon, you would be entitled to claim Las Vegas hotel injury damages if your injury was sufficiently severe that it required medical attention.
Injuries to Employees of the Cosmopolitan
If you are an employee or performer at the Cosmopolitan – or a trade visitor to the hotel – and you sustain an injury due to the hotel´s breach in its duty of care, you have the same rights to claim damages for an accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas as guests and visitors have. Even if you are in receipt of workers comp, it may still be in your best interests to discuss your entitlement to Las Vegas hotel injury damages with a lawyer.
Injuries to Children at the Cosmopolitan Hotel
If your child has been hurt in an accident while you were on vacation, different procedures apply when claiming damages for an accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The two-year time limit on claims for being injured at the Cosmopolitan Resort in Las Vegas do not apply to children, but you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss how to claim Las Vegas hotel injury damages on behalf of your son or daughter.
Speak with us about Claiming Damages for an Accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas
If you have been injured at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas in an accident which you feel was attributable to negligence at the resort – and could have been avoided with greater care – you are invited to call our free hotel injury claims helpline and speak with a lawyer to discuss how your accident occurred, what injuries you sustained and whether or not you qualify for Las Vegas hotel injury damages.
Our confidential helpline is staffed by legal professionals with considerable experience in assisting guests, visitors and employees recover Las Vegas hotel injury damages. When you speak with a lawyer on our helpline, please note there is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim for damages for an accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas or to avail of the other legal services we provide.
We aim to provide you with the information you need to choose for yourself whether you have a claim for being injured at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas which is worth your while to pursue. If you elect to proceed with a Las Vegas hotel injury damages claim, we will be at your side to assist you with the recovery of damages for an accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.
Please note: This article is no replacement for seeking professional legal advice. Any content relating to claiming damages for an accident at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas does not form a plaintiff-lawyer relationship. It is strongly recommended that you seek independent advice relative to your specific circumstances and the consequences of being injured at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.