Las Vegas is known all over the world for its casinos. Each year, billions of dollars are wagered at casino properties in Vegas and throughout Southern Nevada. Whether it is on the Strip, in Downtown Vegas or anywhere else in Clark County, casino patrons are looking for a good time, a safe experience, and hopefully, some good luck.
While casino owners and operators are certainly not obligated to provide you with a winning time, they do have a legal duty to provide reasonably safe conditions to their patrons and to any members of the public who are coming onto their property. Not only must they warn of potentially dangerous conditions such as those that exist when upgrades are being made to the casino, but they must also take reasonable action to prevent injuries.
When Las Vegas casinos fail to live up to their obligations to provide safe conditions, patrons can suffer very serious injuries. At Ladah Law Firm, our dedicated personal injury team is proud to fight for the rights and interests of casino injury victims. We work aggressively to help victims recover every dollar that they rightfully deserve. If you have been injured at a casino, call (702) 252-0055 today for a free initial consultation with Las Vegas Attorney Ramzy Ladah.
When casino owners fail to take necessary safety precautions, whether purposefully to cut costs or simple carelessness, serious injuries such as broken bones, paralysis or brain injury, or even death may occur as a result. These injuries can have a wide variety of underlying causes, as there are many potential dangers at casinos. Some of the most common reasons that accidents occur in Vegas casinos include:
Broken or unsafe gambling machines: Vegas casinos are loaded with gambling machines and equipment. Some of these machines are quite large, and they have the potential to cause serious injuries should something go wrong. Casino operators must always ensure that their gambling floor is properly designed and maintained, so that customers can play in safety.
Victims deserve financial compensation that is equal in value to the value of their damages. To obtain this recovery, injured victims be able to prove their damages with evidence. Under Nevada law, you have a right to recover for both monetary losses as well as intangible losses. At Ladah Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys can help you seek compensation for:
All medical bills, including emergency expenses;
Required physical or psychological therapy;
Lost income, including diminished earning capacity;
Pain and suffering;
Loss of life enjoyment.
Legally, commercial premises such as casinos are required to hold large liability insurance policies under which individuals injured on their property may recover compensation. In most cases, several such policies exist, providing ample opportunity for a full and fair recovery. However, this does not mean that full and fair recovery is easy; quite the contrary. Unfortunately, insurance companies will work hard to try to limit a victim’s recovery, sometimes even outright denying valid claims. If you were injured in a casino accident, you need to be ready to take on the big insurance companies. To do this, it is best to always deal with insurance company representatives through your Las Vegas premises liability attorney. Your attorney will be able to determine precisely what needs to be done in your case, in order to best protect your rights and interests.
If you were hurt in an accident at a casino, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Ladah Law Firm can help. To set up a free review of your claim, please do not hesitate to call us today at (702) 252-0055 or to reach out to us directly online. We represent injured victims in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, Spring Valley and State Lane, at Galleria Mall, Fashion Show Mall, Outlet malls and at other locations.
Get medical attention. Chances are you do not know the full extent of your injuries, and you might be more injured than you initially think. It isn’t unusual for head injuries, in particular, to get worse over 24-48 hours, but prompt medical treatment is key.
If you are hurt, ask someone to call an ambulance or get to the hospital as soon as possible.
Not without talking to an attorney first. It is highly unusual for an insurance company to make a fair offer right out of the gate. Instead, they usually go with a low ball first offer and only increase the amount of compensation offered with great reluctance.
No matter how fair you think the settlement is, you should absolutely meet with an attorney first. The fact is that before you can get any compensation you will need to sign away your right to sue the casino in the future for more money. Every settlement offer comes with a waiver that cuts off your right to sue in the future, so this is your one chance to get all the money you can.
Possibly. As an initial matter, the casino is not responsible for everyone’s behavior in the casino. So the casino is not automatically on the hook if someone assaults you. But the law might sometimes hold casinos responsible when a patron assaults you.
For example, the casino might have received complaints about a patron being rowdy or touching people without permission. Once they receive this notice, the casino should promptly investigate and ask the person to leave, if necessary. If no one at the casino responds to complaints about a dangerous patron, and this person goes on to assault you, then you might be able to sue the casino. The key is what the casino knew and how they responded.
Yes. Nobody should suffer a physical injury; but if you are going to be injured, then getting hurt in a casino is one of the best places. There are security cameras everywhere. It’s not an overstatement to say that casinos record everything but you going to the bathroom. Very little happens in a casino that is not recorded on video somewhere, and this evidence can help bolster your claim.
For example, you might have tripped and fallen over an object left on the floor. With the help of video, you can prove that the object was where you claimed it was. You might even be able to identify how long it was on the floor without being removed by staff. This type of evidence can prove crucial in a trip and fall or slip and fall case.
Now, casinos do not turn over their tapes easily. You’ll need to do more than call someone up and get access to security video. This is one of the major reasons you should work with an experienced Las Vegas attorney. At our firm, we are skilled at preserving evidence that you need for your case, and we can alert the casino that it needs to preserve evidence, such as video evidence.
…Ramzy took over and he and his staff did just a wonderful job. They got me more money than I thought that I would get… I was just very pleased and would recommend them to anyone else.