What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in a Casino
Many of us go to the casino for a fun day or night out, playing the slots or tables, visiting a restaurant or nightclub, relaxing at the spa, or seeing a show. However, a fun time at the casino can quickly turn tragic after you suffer a serious injury in a slip and fall accident at the casino. After a slip and fall, you may be facing injuries that keep you out of work. Treating injuries that can happen in a slip and fall accident, such as broken bones, soft-tissue injuries, or traumatic brain injury, may leave you with a pile of medical bills that you cannot afford. When your slip and fall accident is the result of the casino or property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Common Injuries Suffered in Casino Slip and Fall Cases
Although a slip and fall accident may seem like a minor incident that merely results in bruises and scrapes, slip and fall accidents are in fact one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries. TBIs can easily lead to permanent disabilities, including motor coordination issues, cognitive difficulties, and behavioral changes.
Other injuries that are commonly suffered in slip and fall accidents in casinos include:
- Sprain and strains and other soft-tissue injuries
- Shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Fractures, including hip and spinal fractures
Parties that May Be Liable for Your Slip and Fall Accident
Although it may seem easy to assert your slip and fall accident claim against the casino where your accident occurred, that’s not always the case. Many times, casinos will have areas of the casino property that are not operated by the casino itself. Instead, restaurants, spas, and retail stores may lease their space from the casino owner and may be responsible for eliminating any hazardous conditions that may cause a slip and fall accident. In addition, both the casinos and retail establishments within the casino may contract with third-party maintenance companies that are responsible for keeping floors clean and free of hazards that can cause slip and fall accidents.
In order to succeed in a slip and fall claim, it is necessary to prove that the casino or retail business owner were negligent and that their negligence caused your slip and fall accident. Specifically, it is usually necessary to prove that:
- The casino or business owner knew of the hazardous condition that caused your slip and fall accident, or they should have discovered the condition through reasonable diligence
- The casino or business owner had reasonable opportunity to remedy the hazardous condition
In addition, the casino or business owner may try to raise a defense to liability by arguing that it was not responsible for remedying the hazardous condition, that it did not have adequate opportunity to do, or that the condition was open and obvious and the slip and fall victim assumed the risk of walking over the condition.
Contact a Linwood Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Slip and Fall Case in New Jersey
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a slip and fall in a casino Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at The Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff represent clients injured because of slip and falls in Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, Galloway Township, Hamilton, and throughout New Jersey. Call (609) 601-2233 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 605 New Road, 1st Floor, Linwood, NJ 08221, as well as offices in Philadelphia, PA.
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