Recognizing that many individuals travel to Las Vegas with their families, a number of casinos have childcare facilities. In theory, this allows parents to enjoy the games on the casino floor while their children are cared for in a safe environment. But not all casinos are child friendly, even if they advertise a daycare or childcare center. Sometimes, a child can suffer serious injuries while the child’s parents are blissfully unaware of their child’s distress.
Even though it might seem farfetched, a child can suffer serious injuries while at a casino. An unattended daycare facility can allow individuals to approach and injure the children inside, for example. Your child may have injured him- or herself on a dangerous toy or furniture. Or a negligent or uninterested attendant can allow some children to attack and injure others during an instance of bullying or rough play. Whatever the cause of your child’s injury, the amount of medical bills, medications, or time missed from work to care for your child can all result in a significant financial loss to your family.
If your child is under the age of 18, the law does not allow him or her to bring a lawsuit or recover damages from a lawsuit. Instead, the law requires that an adult prosecute a personal injury case on behalf of the child. This person not only is responsible for filing the initial paperwork and attending court on the child’s behalf, but he or she is able to recover any compensation to which the child is entitled.
In certain cases, a parent may also recover compensation for him- or herself if his or her child is injured. If your child is injured by a careless or intentional act and you witness it, you undoubtedly suffered some measure of emotional pain and mental distress. You may find yourself plagued by nightmares of the incident, leading you to have anxiety attacks and have difficulty working. These injuries can be compensated through a negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress lawsuit.
Recognizing that it is hard to place a dollar amount on mental anguish, courts have been hesitant to permit awards for emotional distress cases. Emotional distress lawsuits are, therefore, difficult to prove and win.
The facts and emotions surrounding an injury to a child make lawsuits for compensation difficult to prove factually and endure emotionally. Allow the skilled and experienced injury attorneys of Ladah Law Firm, PLLC to put their talents to work for you. We know how to collect important evidence after your child has been injured in a casino and then persuasively present this evidence to the court. We will fight to get you the compensation you need so that your child can heal and your family can move forward. Contact us today for a free initial consultation at: 702-252-0055.