Las Vegas is one of the most famous cities in the world for fun and escapism, and with good reason. There is so much to do and so much to see. For the most part, those activities revolve around shows, gaming, and the nightlife. While these are primarily aimed at adults, there are also things to see and do for the whole family. While gaming and shows present very little risk of injury or worse, some of the family-friendly attractions can be more dangerous. These include things like amusement rides and roller coasters on the strip, and the zip-line on Fremont St. While they are generally safe, there is always a small chance that something could go wrong, such as the negligence of an operator, and someone could get injured.
If you or a family member are injured at a Las Vegas attraction, whether it’s family-friendly or not, there may be an opportunity to file personal injury lawsuits against those who may have been negligent. An accident on a roller coaster could be incredibly traumatic. The carts are moving at very high speeds, and an impact or falling out of a cart could lead to death, disability, or severe impairment from brain trauma. You or the victim may be entitled to a huge settlement to attempt to compensate for pain, suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and any other way that you may have been affected by the accident.
Examples of How You Could Get Injured at an Attraction in Las Vegas
There are many ways that someone could get hurt at an attraction in Las Vegas. For instance, there is more that can happen on a roller coaster beyond a crash or falling out of the cart. Many people report roller coaster injuries from the straps and bars that are used to secure the riders. If they are not properly locked into a place, a rider could bounce around and hurt themselves. Or, if the ride is too bumpy and there isn’t a posted warning, then a rider could suffer or exacerbate some sort of repetitive injury, such as with their neck or their back.
The Slotzilla zip-lines on Fremont street have become incredibly popular tourist attractions in recent years. A visitor can ride along above the street and view all the revelry below and take in the sites and sounds of the Fremont Street Experience. There are several ways to get injured while experiencing this attraction. Falling from those heights will certainly cause serious traumatic injury or worse. Beyond life-threatening injuries, riders could slip and fall while making their way to and from the starting and end points, or they could suffer back or neck injuries.
Besides accidents that are a result of riding or experiencing an attraction, there are other hazards as well. These can include falling equipment from a ride onto onlookers below, or something in the street that could be a tripping hazard. Food poisoning is also a threat if food service workers do not take the proper food safety precautions.
Who Is Responsible?
While there may not always be someone else that is responsible for any injuries, if you are at a Las Vegas attraction, there is a good chance there is. Ride and attraction operators are required to make sure that the conditions are safe for customers. However, operators do make mistakes if they are not diligent with their safety protocols. They may be liable if they do not properly secure riders, run a ride when they know it is broken or not working, or let children on rides that are for adults and allow adults on rides made for children.
Management could be liable if their actions make for unsafe conditions for customers. This can include not installing adequate warning signs for potentially dangerous situations, not having adequate safety standards, or engaging in poor hiring practices. They must provide training to their operators and staff that focuses on proper safety procedures, such as cleaning up messes, repairing unsafe conditions, and securing equipment. If they do not follow-through with these practices, then they can be held liable.
If you or a family member has suffered an injury at a Las Vegas attraction, make sure to call Powerhouse Injury Attorneys at (702)444-2222. Even if you don’t think that you can find someone liable, the experts at Powerhouse Injury Attorney will investigate the situation to help protect your rights and get any compensation that you might deserve for the damages that you have suffered due to your accident.