Seek Medical Treatment Immediately
The first step to a successful recovery while experiencing injury on your Vegas vacation is seeking medical treatment–preferably while in Las Vegas. It is critical to showing that your injuries occurred while on vacation.
Be sure to keep all records obtained from the hospital along with contact information. When you return back home, you must continue your medical treatment and abide by recovery instructions provided by your doctor. Do not quit treatment before the doctor signs off on your recovery!
Preserve the Evidence
Evidence is the second-most important element to a successful recovery. You needn’t be a trained investigator; simply taking photos with your mobile device or camera will do. Make sure you take photos of the entire scene. Take photos of any visible damages, hazards, and of all property damage involved. You should begin taking photographic evidence as quickly as possible. If you are too injured to perform this task, ask a witness standing by to do it for you.
Find Witnesses and Gather Contact Information
Witnesses are a vital component to preserving evidence. The more statements you can gather, the better your case will be. Approach each witness and ask for their names and telephone numbers. You should be sure to exchange information with them. Ask if they are OK providing a statement to local authorities, or to your attorney.
Complete an Incident Report
If you are injured on public property, there will likely be an internal system for recording injury. For example, most casinos will require that you file an incident report upon learning of your injury.
Completing the incident report is vital to your case. You should not provide detailed information, simply, how and when the accident occurred. Filing this report will ensure the casino cannot dispute your injury claim by trying to argue that your accident happened at a different location/time.
Work With a Local Attorney!
In almost all Vegas vacation injury cases, you will need to work with a local law firm in Las Vegas. Most likely, you will need to file your claim in Nevada. That means you must work with an attorney who is licensed in the State of Nevada.
Local attorneys are experienced in filing cases against the hotels, casinos and other establishments that may be held responsible for your injuries. Their experience will undoubtedly give you the upper-hand in filing a claim.
Hire a local attorney even if you are vacationing from: Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Ottawa, Ontario; Quebec City, Quebec; Hamilton, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Kitchener, Ontario; or any other region in Canada or its surrounding areas!
Have you been injured while vacationing in Las Vegas, NV?
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