Millions of people visit the Las Vegas strip every year, and countless thousands of others work to support the thriving tourist industry. With all of these visitors and workers, accidents are unavoidable, and because of that, many personal injuries are sustained in casinos. The most common cause of injury in a casino is a slip and fall, although some other common causes of personal injury in Las Vegas casinos include food poisoning, assaults, and burns. Casinos expect a certain number of accidents every year, and aggressively try to settle claims with those who are injured on their premises before the injured party seeks legal counsel.
If you have suffered a personal injury in a Las Vegas casino, you should seek advice of counsel before signing anything or otherwise dealing with the risk management staff for the casino. The Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at Naqvi Injury Law can help you.
Nevada Law Governing Casino Personal Injury Claims
For you to bring a successful premises liability claim and recover for personal injuries you sustained while on casino property, you must be able to prove that the casino owner (or some third party) was negligent. To prove negligence under Nevada law, you must show that the property owner knew or should have reasonably foreseen the dangers involved, yet failed to take any measures to mitigate the risk of harm.
Our attorneys will begin by thoroughly investigating the cause of the accident that led to your injuries in order to build a strong case for negligence against the casino. The key issue to examine from the outset, in light of Nevada law, is whether or not the property owner or property manager failed to exercise reasonable care. This will be the question whether you are injured on an escalator, in a slip and fall, due to broken pavement or a loose railing, a wet or slippery floor, or due to any other reason. Our attorneys take time to investigate the cause of your accident and build the strongest case possible.
What Should You Do if You Are Injured in a Casino?
If you are injured in a casino, the first thing you should do is report the accident to the security staff. The staff will take detailed notes, and might even ask you to sign the statement. You should not sign anything or even give a full statement right after you have been injured and before receiving medical attention. Instead, if you are injured in a casino, you should (1) report the injury; (2) go to a doctor or the emergency room to get medical treatment; and (3) seek advice from an experienced personal injury attorney.
Remember, casinos are highly trained at defending slip and fall cases and other cases of personal injury that occur on their premises. They will almost always have video footage of the incident, but will not likely share it with you unless required by the law. The casino will do everything possible from the moment of injury to minimize their responsibility. The lawyers at Naqvi Injury Law are experienced in dealing with casino lawyers, and can help you obtain a fair settlement and get the compensation you are entitled to. As such, if you sustained a personal injury at a Las Vegas casino, call us today at 702-728-4848, for a free consultation.