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How hotel room negligence can lead to slip-and-fall accidents

Las Vegas is home to some of the most iconic hotels in the nation, but it is also home to some of the worst. There are dozens of cheap hotels in the city that people stay in so they can save money for the slots and shows that focus more on simply giving you a room than giving you a good room. Even some of the nicer and more expensive places to stay can falter on room care with how much building maintenance is necessary.

Some of these failures have resulted in guests injuring themselves in their hotel rooms during their stay. Before you head down to play some poker, be sure to keep an eye out for the following room deficiencies so you do not fall down and injure yourself in Sin City.

Torn carpeting

Between 2001 to 2008, nearly 38,000 adults over 65 years old received treatment for carpets and rugs. Some hotel rooms in Vegas contain torn or broken sections that could send us to the ground. Carpets in this city’s hotels get usage out of people who are drunk and have been to the pool, so they can wear and tear after a couple of visitors and put future guests at risk. The most common areas where the carpet rips are near the entrance of the room or the flooring separating the bedroom and the bathroom.

Wet bathrooms

Bathrooms are one of the most common slip-and-and fall locations in any household, and the same can apply to hotels. Aside from workers who might forget to clean the floor after the last guest’s shower (or cleaned it too much or too recently), showers and toilets could have faulty systems in place that could cover the floor in water. Given how busy Vegas hotels are, they might not be able to pick up issues like these as fast as other places. If you do not injure yourself after covering the floor in water, you should report this immediately to management so you can get a better room and the issue is resolved quickly.

Hotels have a duty to keep their guests satisfied and safe. While you may have a difficult time filing a lawsuit for simply staying in a crummy hotel room, you do have a case if the room’s poor conditions led to a major injury. If the hotel’s poor maintenance led to you receiving medical bills for a slip-and-fall accident, a personal injury attorney can help you file a claim against the hotel to acquire compensation for your painful experience.

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