Spring Valley Casino Accident Lawyer
On-property assaults, especially in parking lots, are among the most common casino injuries in Las Vegas. The individual malefactors who rob innocent victims and otherwise attack them must answer for their acts in criminal court. However, in most cases, criminal prosecutions result in little or no victim compensation. Maximum compensation for serious injuries is only available in civil court. Individuals could be financially responsible for such injuries. Casino owners could also be responsible for them, because of the duty of care.
Fundamentally, casino owners only care about profits. In contrast, a Spring Valley casino accident lawyer only cares about victims. Our team works quickly to obtain quality medical care for victims. We work equally quickly to collect evidence which supports your damage claim and refutes insurance company defenses. As a result, we are well-positioned to obtain compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Duty of Care
As mentioned, personal injury claims usually begin with a legal duty. To determine this duty, Nevada law, like the law in most other states, divides victims into three categories:
- Invitee: If the victim has specific or general permission to be on the land and the victim’s presence benefits the owner in any way, the victim is an invitee. In these cases, owners have a duty of care to ensure their premises are reasonably safe. This responsibility usually applies to interiors and exteriors.
- Licensee: Some slip-and-fall victims, like guests of hotel guests, are licensees. Since the owner doesn’t benefit from their presence, the owner only has a duty to warn a licensee about latent (hidden) defects, like a loose handrail.
- Trespasser: Victims with no permission and who confer no benefit are usually trespassers. Owners usually owe no duty in these cases. Tales of injured burglars who successfully sued homeowners for damages are mostly urban legends.
Admittedly, these categories are confusing and often overlapping. For example, if Max comes over for a party, he’s an invitee. But if Max sneaks into the bedroom to open the safe, he’s a trespasser. Because of such issues, some states, such as neighboring California, have replaced the three-tier classification system with a general duty of care.
Knowledge of Hazard and Spring Valley Casino Accident Lawyers
Theoretical responsibility isn’t enough for maximum compensation. A Spring Valley casino accident lawyer must also establish practical responsibility, which is knowledge of the injury-causing hazard.
In the case of a third-party assault, negligent security, which is part of the duty of care, is usually the injury-causing hazard.
Direct evidence of actual knowledge could be a safety evaluation which shows some deficiencies or an open repair invoice for a broken camera. These smoking guns usually surface during the discovery process. So, if a lawyer settles a premises liability case too early, the best evidence, and therefore the most compensation, might be unavailable.
Circumstantial evidence of constructive knowledge (should have known) usually involves the time-notice rule. Think of a banana peel on the floor. If the peel is yellow, as if it just fell, the owner probably isn’t responsible for injury. But if the peel is black, as if it’s been on the floor awhile, liability usually attaches.
Rely on a Spring Valley Casino Accident Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Spring Valley casino accident lawyer, contact Cameron Law PLLC. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.