Injuries Unique to Sin City

Posted on 03-13-2015 by
Tags: How-Tos & Guidance

With almost 40 million visitors last year, Las Vegas is one of the most popular vacation and party destinations in the country. The city is overflowing with casinos, shopping, restaurants, swimming pools and hotels. With so many people and so many activities in one relatively small geographical area, injuries are bound to occur. Many of the injuries sustained in Las Vegas are unique and not often seen outside the city.

 

Food Poisoning

 

Las Vegas is one of the country’s most notorious destinations for foodies.  The city has a hot restaurant market with no signs of slowing down.  However, with such a large number of options, food poisoning can strike at any one of them. The Mayo Clinic defines food poisoning as illness caused by eating contaminated food.  Bacteria, viruses and parasites are the most common causes of food poisoning. When food is left to sit out for too long or the kitchen fails to maintain sanitary working conditions, such bacteria are likely to begin to grow.  Further, if even one kitchen employee fails to wash his or her hands, a virus the person is carrying may contaminate the restaurant’s food. Unfortunately, food poisoning is easy to contract and difficult to treat, leaving you with possible days of misery.

 

Injuries Resulting from Broken Chairs

 

Las Vegas has a lot of many different things: food, drinks, money, and chairs. Chairs are everywhere in Sin City – lobbies, bars, hotel rooms, card tables, slot machines and performance shows all rely on chairs in order to give the customer a comfortable experience.  However, with the number of people in the city and the constant use of these chairs, it is almost impossible to keep every chair properly maintained. Chair parts may break or become loose after such consistent, daily use. These parts can be made from potentially dangerous materials such as sharp metal or splintered wood.  Bodily injury caused by a broken or unstable chair is something to watch out for when you are in Las Vegas.

 

Burns

 

Although outlawed in a great deal of the country, Las Vegas is one city where cigarette smoking indoors is still legal.  The city has banned smoking in some areas of the city, but generally on the casino floor smoking is still acceptable. With the close quarters and excitement surrounding the blackjack tables and slots, it is not unheard of for people to bump into one another.  If one of those people is holding and smoking a burning cigarette, sustaining some type of burn to your body is not unlikely.

Recovery for bodily personal injuries of the type described above may be collected under a negligence theory of law.  However, you will need an experienced attorney to determine the duty of care owed to you and whether or not that duty was breached and caused your injuries.

 

If you or someone you know is injured in a casino or anywhere else in the Las Vegas area, contact a personal injury lawyer to help assist you.

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