Casino Slip-And-Fall Accidents
Most people go to casinos hoping to win the jackpot; however, some lose more than just the money they bet with. Casinos are bustling centers of activity, and are a huge part of what makes Las Vegas such a desired destination for tourists. With people and alcoholic beverages flowing through at all hours of the day and night though, accidents are bound to happen. If you have suffered a slip-and-fall accident at a Las Vegas casino, you may be facing significant medical expenses as a result of your injuries. The good news is that you may be entitled to compensation for the harm that you have suffered.
Suing for Casino Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Nevada
Not every slip-and-fall accident will give rise to a lawsuit. Sometimes accidents just happen and are unavoidable, and when that is the case hopefully you have medical insurance to cover any injuries that resulted. However, if your slip-and-fall accident was caused by a casino’s negligence, you may have grounds to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation. Nevada is a comparative negligence state, which means that courts will assess how each party may have contributed to causing the accident before making a decision as to who is liable. If the court finds that both parties contributed to causing the accident, it may affect your ability to recover damages. If the court determines that you were 51% or more liable for the accident, you will not be able to recover any damages. However, if you are 50% or less liable for the accident, you will still be able to recover damages, minus the percentage that you were at fault. For instance, if the court determines that you suffered $10,000 in damages but that you were 20% at fault for the accident, you will collect $8,000 in damages ($10,000 – 20%).
Establishing Negligence in a Slip-and-Fall Casino Accident
In order to succeed in your personal injury lawsuit, you will have to show that the casino was negligent and that your injury occurred as a result of their negligence. Negligence occurs when a property owner breaches their duty of care to customers and guests. The casino must take reasonable care to maintain safe premises and warn against known dangers. For instance, if a casino failed to clean up or warn of a spill or leak within a reasonable period of time and you were injured as a result, they may have acted negligently. Likewise, if the casino failed to have a sign warning of an unexpected step-down, ledge, or uneven ground, and you slipped and fell as a result, this may be found to constitute negligence.
Contact Cameron Law in Las Vegas, Nevada to Schedule a Consultation
If you have suffered an injury as the result of a fall at a Las Vegas casino, Cameron Law will fight to get you the compensation that you are entitled to. Contact a Las Vegas slip and fall lawyer at our office today to schedule a consultation and find out how much your claim may be worth.