This Guide discusses the steps you should take after an injury from a slip/trip and fall in a casino.
Is the casino liable for injuries resulting from an accident that occurred on its premises?
Casinos, like any other business, carry a hightened duty of care to their patrons to prevent accidents and injuries due to their negligence. If you tripped/slipped and fell on an uneven carpet (sticking out, loose or worn out carpet, including staircase carpeting) or on a wet/slippery floor, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses or lost wages. An injury may also happen during a fall from a broken chair. Typical injuries are concussion, neck/back/shoulder/arm/hand sprain or strain, bone displacement or fractures (hip, leg, knee, foot, hand, arm, shoulder).
What steps should I take?
The first thing you should do is immediately take pictures and report the accident and injury to the casino manager.
If you suspect a broken bone, concussion or are severely injured, call 911 right away.
Gather the information of any witnesses, if possible. Any statements you make to the casino or insurance company can later be used against you. Seek medical attention and document your injuries.
Can I get the surveilance camera recording from the casino?
Contact an attorney who will request the surveillance camera recording from the casino to review what exactly happened. This should be done as soon as possible after the trip/slip and fall, as the casino may erase the recording or refuse to give it to you. It is not unusual for casinos to be understanding and supportive of your injury immediately following the incident just to ignore your calls and messages afterward. An attorney will know how to handle the casino representatives and insure that you receive proper compensation for your injury.
Call (267) 414-0231 for a free case evaluation if you have slipped/tripped and fell in a casino in Pennsylvania or New Jersey resulting in pain and injury, such as a fracture, sprain, wound, or concussion.
Irena Shiloh, Esquire
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