Can I sue a casino where I was assaulted by a patron. I pressed charges on the man that assaulted me.

Asked over 1 year ago - North Fort Myers, FL

He left a machine near where I was playing and went around the corner to play another. I went over to the machine he left, and he came back yelling I was at his machine and he had money in it. I cashed out and he grabbed my wrist which is bruised and grabbed the cash slip. I had security come over and I pressed charges for battery on him.

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  1. Charles B. Upton II

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . The short answer is yes. Whether it will be worth your time depends on the amount of damages. Incidentally, the Indian casinos in Florida have a claims process for certain injuries. This may be another option for you.

    My answer to your question does not create an attorney-client relationship.
  2. James Regan


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    Answered . Yes you can.

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  3. Frank Mascagni III

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    Answered . Yes you can file a civil lawsuit against the man that assaulted you and against the business, but you will have to prove the business liable for some civil tort or wrongdoing. Consult with a civil plaintiff's lawyer in your area to review.

    I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this... more

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