Destination Safe Vacation: Common Injuries Suffered While Staying in Vegas

Harm never takes a vacation and injuries frequently happen while guests stay in Las Vegas. Many types of injuries can occur when people are on vacation, and businesses can be held liable for the injuries their negligent actions create.

Swimming in Unsafe Pools

There are many types of swimming injuries that can be sustained in Las Vegas pools. Too much chlorine can cause toxic exposure, damaged fixtures might cause cuts, broken filters can lead to the spread of dangerous bacteria, and a lack of lifeguards can lead to drowning

Taking an Unsafe Jump

From trampolines to bungee, many businesses attract guests with these exciting opportunities to take a leap. However, these venues of fun can lead to broken bones, torn ligaments, concussions, and other injuries.

Heat Exposure/Toxic Exposure

Las Vegas gets hot in the summer months and hotels with malfunctioning air conditioning equipment place guests at risk of suffering dangerous heat exposures. Further, when air conditioners are not properly maintained, they can facilitate the spread of toxic mold and other bacterial contaminants.

Slips and Falls

Businesses are required to maintain masonry, walkways, stairwells, and sidewalks so that guests can safely navigate them. Paths and sidewalks with uneven pavement, broken masonry, etc. present a considerable risk of a slip and fall accident.

Toxic Exposures

Tourist attractions are hotbeds of toxic chemicals that are used to sanitize and sterilize. In too great a concentration these chemicals can cause respiratory problems, skin rashes, and other discomforting effects.

Food Poisoning

“All you can eat buffets” are big draws in Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean the food is always safe to eat. Many times, food is kept at improper temperatures or poorly prepared which creates the potential for spreading bacteria including E.coli and many others that can cause personal injuries that can quickly turn a vacation sour.

Inebriated Assaults

It’s not uncommon for guests in Las Vegas to “have one too many” drinks while enjoying their vacations. Guests who become aggressive while drunk can cause severe injuries to other guests and businesses are required to take adequate measures to protect guests from the violence of others.