Escalator/Elevator Injuries in Nevada’s Casinos, Malls and Other Public Areas

Although everyone attempts to comply with safety and other every-day logic when boarding an escalator or elevator, sometimes problems or malfunctions occur irrespective of the actions an injured victim would have made.  Consequently, a victim of an accident in Nevada may be forced to contact an attorney that specializes in Elevator and Escalator accidents.

Benson & Bingham have experience dealing with such claims.  Whether it be a Croc or other loose fitting sandal that gets clogged in and escalator, or an elevator malfunction which drops one two floors lower then their desired floor, or a freak accident due to error in the functioning of the device, accidents do happen and injuries are a real concern.

While no one looks to get injured in a casino or hotel transportation mechanism, unfortunately these cases do arise.  Knowing and trusting a firm that understand the problems associated with such devices and how best to prove that the error was due to no fault of ones own, but the mechanism itself is an important part of determining how to pursue such claims.  The Law Offices of Benson & Bingham are one such entity that understands the risks associated with using an elevator, escalator or other public mode of transportation.  Experts need to be contacted, and tests proof of such error needs to be provided to better help the tenants of the case.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a hotel, mall, airport or casino accident involving such a device, contact the Las Vegas experts at handling premise liability claims.

Why are Attorneys in Nevada Not Taking Medical Malpractice Cases?

It is a sad but true circumstance that more and more reputable attorneys in Nevada are no longer interested in representing victims of a Medical Malpractice in the state of Nevada.  The reason being that the law caps the amount of money that can be earned by the attorney, even though medical malpractice cases are sometimes the most costly and time consuming areas of Personal Injury law to litigate.

Nevada’s MedMal caps were set several years ago as follows: Forty percent of the first $50,000 awarded; 33 and one-third percent of the next $50,000; 25 percent of the next $500,000 awarded; and a cap of 15 percent for awards of $600,000 or more.  However, the reality is that many of these cases cost more then an attorney can recoup in legal fees once the trials is completed.

Recent studies showcased on Sixty Minutes and other media outlets note that the reason health care fees are going up is not a result of malpractice suits being filed against hospitals and doctors; in fact, less then 1% of all health care fees are chalked up to medical malpractice litigation, even though some of these people suffer the most debilitating of injuries due to surgical error, mix-up in records or other gross forms of negligence by the medical establishment.

The solution?  It sounds like the law needs to be rewritten if Federal and  State governments are truly interested in protecting Americans.  The reality is that medical malpractice is very difficult as well as costly to prove, with the hiring of experts, medical tests and other processes that accompany a suit of this nature, and without an attorney this process is nearly impossible.

For more information on why Nevada attorneys are no longer interested in pursuing such claims, read: Why Excellent Nevada Trial Attorneys WILL NOT accept good Medical Malpractice Cases