Injured at a Convention in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is known for its world-class conventions and trade shows.

Corporations and visitors come to Vegas from all over the world.

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) has about 2.5 million sq ft of exhibit space.

It has the potential to host around 200,000 people during a show.

The downtown World Market Center, the Venetian Expo and Convention Center, and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center can also host large-scale events.

This is why Vegas is the place to be.

Exchanging ideas and products on a global scale can be a wonderful experience.

Having this many people gather at these convention centers does come with some risk.

It is not uncommon for an injury to occur.

Getting injured in a trade show environment can be confusing.

This is the last thing that you were thinking of when you showed up.

Unfortunately, it does happen.

If you were injured at a convention or trade show in Las Vegas, you may be entitled to receive compensation.

Injuries can come with medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

If you were injured by the negligence of another, you have every right to file a claim.


 Premises Liability Laws

We work on all types of personal injury lawsuits.

We have been serving clients in Las Vegas and all of Nevada for over 40 years.

We understand all aspects of convention and trade show lawsuits.

Our top-rated attorneys can take a look at the factors contributing to your injury.

Then we can determine what to do next. If we can prove that your injury was a result of negligence, we can file a lawsuit.

First, we must decide who the liable person or party is.

In some cases, it may be easy to find out who is responsible.

In other cases, there may be multiple parties responsible.

Every convention and trade show injury has its own unique set of circumstances.

Don’t hesitate.

We are here to answer any questions you have.

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Who Is Responsible for a Convention Injury?

There can be multiple parties who are liable. Owners and operators can be held responsible.

Organizers, sponsors, and vendor exhibitors can be to blame. If there is a defective product, manufacturers and suppliers may be liable for the injury.

Premises liability laws will determine who is responsible.

Property owners have an obligation to provide a safe environment for guests.

If an injury happens because of negligence, they can be held liable.

Mandalay Bay Convention Center is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.

The LVCC is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Filing a personal injury lawsuit on your own can be overwhelming.

Taking on these large corporate entities can get complicated.

That is why it is recommended that you have legal representation.

Richard Harris knows how to protect your rights.

We also know how to take on the insurance companies and win.



Injury Accidents at Trade Show in Las Vegas

There are many ways an accident can happen at a convention.

Trade shows, with all the setting up and tearing down of exhibits, can be risky.

Workers are trying to get their jobs done in a limited amount of time.

The convention hall is in constant motion. People, products, and equipment are all moving about. When there are large crowds, there is always the chance of an accident.

Slip, Trip, and Fall: This is always one of the most common injuries. There are endless opportunities for this type of accident to happen. Hazardous conditions can result in serious injuries. Wet floors can catch an attendee off guard. Spilled drinks and food are common reasons for an accident. Bathrooms can be dangerous when sinks and toilets overflow. Having proper signage warning of the hazard is necessary. Carpets and uneven flooring can cause a slip and fall to occur. Cables and wires are needed at these events. They can be hazardous when exposed.

Assault and Battery: There is always the chance of being harmed when in large crowds of people. An assault refers to being put in fear of harm. Battery is the act of physically contacting another. Both of these intentional torts can come with both civil lawsuits and criminal charges. Examples of this include grabbing, hitting, kicking, and pushing. It also involves touching someone inappropriately or sexually. It is important to seek medical attention if you are a victim of assault or battery. Get the police and convention center security involved. File a report and consult with an attorney.

Falling Objects: If an exhibitor fails to safely put up their displays, a serious injury accident can occur. Booths and the products in them must be secured and safe. Some of the equipment can be heavy. Exhibitors must ensure that the booths are properly constructed. Since these booths are temporary structures, there is more of a safety risk. A falling object can do serious damage. The circumstances surrounding the falling object will determine who is responsible. One thing is for sure: someone will be held liable.

All these types of accidents can be traumatic. Injuries can be devastating.

Recovery may take time.

A full recovery may be impossible if the injuries are severe enough.

Head, neck, and spinal injuries are some of the most dangerous.

Broken bones, sprains, and strains can take a while to heal.

Surgery and rehabilitation may be needed.

Richard Harris will fight for you while you focus on recovering.

Having the guidance of our expert premises liability attorneys will give you your best chance at winning.


After an Injury at a Convention or Trade Show?

Getting injured at a convention can be painful and stressful.

There are some things that you can do next that will help you later.

Having evidence and proof of the accident and injury will be vital to your case.

Get Medical Help: It is important to get medical treatment immediately. Injuries can be wide-ranging. Serious injuries may seem minor at first. That is why it is critical to have a doctor make a full and comprehensive evaluation. If you want to file a lawsuit, it will be necessary to have documentation. Conventions and trade shows will most likely have their own emergency personnel on duty. That can be helpful. It is also recommended to have your own doctor take a look at the injury.

Report the Injury: Make sure that the convention center management is aware of the injury. Get an incident report of the accident. Make sure you are given a copy of the report and keep it in a safe place for later.

Pictures, Videos, and Statements: Documentation of the injury is important. Take pictures of the injury as well. Get evidence of the hazard that caused the injury if possible. Get statements from witnesses. Having these statements will be helpful when putting together your case. Take video of the scene of the accident. The more evidence that can show negligence, the better. There will probably be surveillance video of the accident. Getting them to just hand it over to you can be tricky. That is why you need an attorney who understands these types of premises liability cases.

Keep Records: In order to receive compensation, you must prove the injury accident. It is critical to have evidence that there were damages from it. Keeping all receipts and records of these losses will be needed. Medical bills can be distressing. Doctor visits, medications, and hospital costs are just some of the damages. Proving lost income may require previous paystubs for employment. Other types of damages can include pain, suffering, and loss of consortium.

Contact Richard Harris: After looking at all the evidence, we will be able to help you move forward. We will fight for your rights and hold the responsible party liable for damages. We work on a contingency basis. This means that there are no upfront fees. We will only get paid if you win your case.

Las Vegas is home to some of the largest trade shows in the world.

This year will be no different. Industry professionals and entrepreneurs will travel from all over to come to these conventions. Here are a few of the largest and most popular.

  • National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
  • Consumer Electronics Convention (CES)
  • Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • Apparel Trade Show (MAGIC)

We hope that everyone has a safe and amazing experience at the trade shows this year.

Make sure that you stay aware of your surroundings. Be on the lookout for any suspicious behavior.

Make security aware of any dangers or hazards that you see.

This can help you and others avoid accidents and injuries.

If you or a loved one does get injured at a convention or trade show, contact the Law Offices of Richard Harris.



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