I was on a hotel elevator at approximately 5:30 pm traveling to the 30th floor when it came to a sudden stop (it sounded as if the cable snapped) and it immediately descended from the 28th floor and abruptly stopped (crash like) on the 18th floor. I was concerned that it wasn't going to stop until i hit the lobby. I pushed several buttons, but the elevator didn't respond. Finally it opened and I got out and took the stairs up 7 floors before I attempted to call another elevator. I did notify the hotel of the incident, but they did not respond to me. I called again that evening and the manager sent someone up to take a incident report at 10:30 that night. All of my injuries began to show up the next few days. My knees began hurting first and my neck 2 days later.
You should consult with an attorney immediately. Consultations are always free in personal injury cases.
Hire an attorney quickly so they can get necessary evidence that will help support your case; video inside the elevator, the repair orders for that elevator for the past few months and any other customer complaints. A lawyer knows how to do all of this.
Get medical treatment, and have a local personal injury lawyer investigate.
Per everyone else's recommendations you should retain a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas quickly and seek medical attention. If you can get a record of your statement from the hotel you should do that as well.
Contact a local personal injury attorney immediately as you may have a case against the hotel and/or elevator company. All the best to you.
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