Casino Injuries and Lawsuits
Slip-and-falls and other more serious mishaps involving gambling equipment or casino operations can result in injuries in a casino. These injuries can range from extremely severe to minor, but it’s important for patrons to be aware of the risk of possible injuries while in a casino. Below are some of the common reasons people get injured in casinos and what you can do to mitigate risk.
What Are Common Injuries that Occur at Casinos?
There are many different types of recorded injuries that occur at casinos and they range in severity. Some of the most common injuries seen at casinos include:
- Slipping and falling;
- Equipment failure; and
- Accidents involving show stages or other entertainment events.
Slipping and falling are among the most frequent causes of injuries seen at casinos. There are many potential causes such as moist floors, unlevel ground, or obstructions in walkways. It is important that you are always keeping an eye on where you’re going.
These types of injuries can range in severity, some injuries can be extremely severe needing immediate medical attention and some injuries are minor. It is important that if you are someone who has been injured from slipping and falling in a casino, you contact us at Van Law Firm to possibly start a lawsuit for compensation.
Equipment Failure Injuries
Equipment failure is another cause of injury. This can include defective poker chips, faulty roulette wheels, or malfunctioning slot machines. To ensure your safety, be careful to notify casino workers right away if any equipment is faulty or not working properly.
If you wait on notifying an employee, it causes you to be potentially liable for any injury that ensues.
Accidents Involving Entertainment Events or Stages
Accidents involving stage shows or other entertainment events are another example of how casino operations can result in injuries. Remember to follow all the safety precautions and instructions given by the casino and event employees if you’re planning on attending a casino event.
Make sure to take notice of your surroundings and check to see if there are any possible injuries to ensue based on how the event is set up for patrons. If you see anything that looks to be dangerous, please notify the event employees about the situation to avoid liability for any possible injuries that may occur.
It is important that if you are someone who has been injured from either stage equipment or during an entertainment event in a casino, you contact us at Van Law Firm to possibly start a lawsuit for compensation.
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The Risk of Gambling
It is important for you to remember that gambling itself carries risks in addition to the aforementioned causes of casino injuries. For instance, some individuals could become overly preoccupied with their games and could disregard their own safety or the safety of others.
When gambling, remember to take breaks and pay attention to your surroundings. Additionally, it’s critical to wager sensibly and within your means to prevent debt troubles or other undesirable outcomes. At Van Law Firm we are determined to help in any way we can with any injuries you’ve suffered, especially when the casino is liable for causing these injuries.
What Are Some Lawsuits that Can Arise Involving Casino Injuries?
There are different routes a patron can take after getting injured in the casino. The patron can leave without holding any person responsible or can file a lawsuit. The most common legal action a patron can take is filing a premise liability claim.
When bringing about this claim, the patron & their lawyer must establish that the casino has been negligent. An example of a casino being negligent would be if a patron was injured in a slip-and-fall accident due to the casino lacking good lighting.
Here at Van Law Firm, we are experts at proving negligence so you can receive the just compensation you need.
Proving a Casino Should Be Held Liable for the Injury
To prove the casino should be held liable for a patron’s injuries, a lawyer will have to prove two things:
- The casino owed the patron a duty of due care; and
- The casino knew or should have known about the specific hazard that led to the patron’s accident.
If the casino could not have prevented the patron’s injury, it is unlikely that the case will be successful. If the patron is successful, then the lawyer will go about calculating the damages that the patron will be entitled to.
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Our Attorneys at Van Law Firm Will Fight for You
A multitude of causes, including slipping and falling, malfunctioning equipment, and casino procedures, can result in casino injury accidents. While taking part in your preferred casino games, you can reduce your chance of injury by adhering to safety precautions and being aware of your surroundings.
If you or someone you know has suffered from an injury while at the casino, please contact us at Van Law Firm for a free consultation. The Van Law Firm can help you attain the compensation that you deserve.
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