Breaking Legal News: Legal Scoop has just received word that part of a hotel recently collapsed in downtown New Orleans. The hotel that partially collapsed was the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction at the time of the incident.
The tragic event occurred Saturday, October 12. Three people are confirmed dead with at least two of the bodies still trapped inside the building. In addition to the three deceased victims, at least thirty others may have been seriously injured. According to WDSU News, rescue efforts have ceased, and the mission has turned to body recovery.
Efforts are also underway to demolish two unstable cranes in the hopes of preventing further injury.
If you were injured in the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel, or a loved one was killed, you may want to consider bringing a New Orleans hotel collapse lawsuit. With this many injuries and deaths, there are bound to be dozens of multi-million-dollar suits filed.
I’ve Never Filed a Lawsuit. What Should I Do?
If you’ve never filed a lawsuit, you should begin by gathering evidence and documenting the incident as much as possible. You will want to collect statements from witnesses, photo evidence, video evidence, and any other information that would be relevant to your case.
After you’ve collected this information, you will probably want to contact a lawyer. They can help you start the construction accident claim process.
Damages for a Serious Injury or Wrongful Death Claim
If you were seriously hurt in the collapse or you lost a loved one, you could receive financial compensation. The compensation is meant to help you deal with the financial difficulty that follows a serious injury accident. In addition, the people responsible for the New Orleans hotel’s collapse should be held liable for their negligence.
You probably don’t want another incident such as this one to happen to someone else. Your claim could help make the world a little safer.
Some of the damages you could receive through a successful claim:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses (wrongful death)
- Lost life happiness
- Permanent injury
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Our hearts go out to the victims of the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse tragedy. If other pertinent information should arise involving this event, Legal Scoop will be sure to inform the public.
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