You shouldn’t have to worry about unsafe conditions when you’re on the casino floor. If you’ve been injured due to negligence, you need to speak with an experienced attorney.
Las Vegas Casino Injury Lawyer
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.
Common Types of Casino Accidents and Injuries
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.
Dangerous property conditions: Beyond the well-trafficked casino floor, the rest of the casino property must be safe for invited guests as well. You should not face any unreasonable injury risks while walking to your room, while riding on the elevator or escalator or while you are anywhere else on the property. Indeed, casinos also need to make sure that exterior areas, such as walkways and parking lots, are safe.
Poorly maintained pool areas: If a casino has a pool on the property, strict safety precautions must be taken to ensure that no one is injured or killed at the pool. This means that casino operators must do everything from ensuring that lifeguards are present, to ensuring that the pool area itself is free from property defects.
Slippery floors: Wet floors are always a major safety threat. This is true at every Vegas business, and casinos are no exception. Whether it is from a spill or a leak, a slippery floor has the potential to lead to a very serious accident. Casino staff must act quickly to clean up spills and mark off slippery spots to warn customers.
Poorly run restaurants: Most Vegas casinos now have their own restaurants right on the property. A restaurant is always a source of potential danger, and it must be managed with due care. Poorly managed restaurants can cause many different types of injuries, from food poisoning to a patron being burned at dinner.
Over-serving customers: It is no secret that heavy alcohol consumption often occurs at casinos. Managers have a legal duty to ensure that alcohol is served in a safe manner, and this means not over-serving patrons, as over-served patrons present dangers to both themselves and to the other guests.
Poor security: With so much money flying around, casinos must have adequate security. Of course, casinos hire security to protect their own assets, but they must also hire security to protect guests. As patrons are also entitled to secure conditions, casinos must have sufficient, well-trained security personnel on site.
Exposed construction: Vegas casinos are constantly being upgraded. When construction is occurring, particularly when it is in a section of the property that is exposed to guests, casino managers must ensure that the area is adequately marked to prevent injuries.
Compensation Available to Casino Injury Victims
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; Long-term disability; Lost income, including diminished earning capacity; Pain and suffering; Mental anguish; Disfigurement; and Loss of life enjoyment.
Victims Must Be Ready to Deal With Insurance Companies
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.
Contact Our Las Vegas Casino Injury Claims Lawyers
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Casino Accidents & Injuries