Casino Accidents

The city of Las Vegas has dozens of casinos that draw novice and experienced gamblers from all over the world. In fact, the casinos in Las Vegas are some of the largest across the globe. Whether an individual is a dedicated poker player or simply wants to play the penny slots, there is something for everyone in the casinos of this city. The only types of danger that many people fear in Las Vegas casinos is losing all of your money. Casino property owners have the responsibility of making sure that their premise is safe for anyone who enters. If there are hazards, management must ensure that it is fixed as soon as possible. If you have been injured in a casino accident in Las Vegas, Lawrence C. Hill & Associates is here to help. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.

When an individual is enjoying a casino, they are rarely concerned about their safety. However, accidents can happen anywhere and result in very serious injuries if the property owner does not fix dangerous conditions. Some of the most common accidents that take place in Las Vegas casinos include the following:

  • Spilled liquids, resulting in a slip and fall
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Inadequate security
  • Over-serving alcohol to an intoxicated guest
  • Unsafe chairs that may break

When an individual is injured in a casino accident, it is important that they notify casino management immediately. Of course, they should also receive the medical attention that is necessary. It is a good idea to take pictures and videos of the dangerous condition, if at all possible. If there were any witnesses to the accident, it may be beneficial to obtain their contact information because a witness statement can be useful down the road. Taking these steps can make fulfilling the burden of proof significantly easier.

If an individual becomes injured in a Las Vegas casino accident, they may wish to take legal action against the property owner for negligence. However, just like with any other personal injury case, the plaintiff is required to prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions and failed to fix it before someone could become injured. The burden of proof isn’t always easy to fulfill, especially because casinos have expert insurance agencies on their side to avoid paying for your injuries. Obtaining witness testimony, photos, and surveillance footage can be quite helpful. In addition, it is essential to retain the services of an effective legal team that can look for all possible forms of proof that the casino was negligent and must be held responsible.

In a successful personal injury case, the plaintiff is able to recover significant compensation for the burdens they have faced. It may be possible to recover compensation, also known as damages, for the physical, emotional, and financial hardships that were caused by the accident. The breakdown of potential compensation is as follows:

Economic damages:
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future wages
  • Medical equipment
  • The need to hire outside help for daily life

Noneconomic damages
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of independence