Going to a casino can be a fun evening out—unless you suffer serious injuries in a premises liability accident. If the casino’s negligence was the cause of your injuries, it may be responsible for compensating you for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Leading Reasons Casino Guests Are Hurt in Premises Liability Accidents
Guests are frequently injured when casino owners and staff breach their duties under Virginia law to maintain the property in a safe condition and to post warnings of dangers that cannot be promptly corrected. Accidents can happen in many places in addition to the casino, such as parking lots, public restrooms, and the casino’s hotel or restaurant. Here are some common ways victims are injured:
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are common at casinos. These are high traffic areas, and dangerous conditions can quickly develop when managers and employees fail to inspect for them and take corrective measures promptly. Common reasons guests are injured in falls include:
- Spills of food and drink
- Water and debris on bathroom floors
- Worn and torn carpeting and cracked flooring
- Uneven floor levels
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken stairs and railings
- Asphalt cracks and potholes in parking lots and sidewalks
- Slippery parking lots, sidewalks, and casino entrances
One of the popular perks at a casino is its free or inexpensive food at buffets and the restaurants. However, visitors can become seriously ill due to food poisoning if the staff does not handle the food properly or wash their hands before working with food.
Unsuspecting guests can suffer traumatic brain injury, back and spinal injuries, and fractures if they fall off a broken slot machine or chair in the casino. Furniture in hotel rooms can break or fall onto someone when they are not repaired or replaced as necessary.
Elevators and Escalators
Many casinos and their hotels are on multiple floors, and their elevators and escalators are used by patrons on a continuous basis. When they are not regularly inspected and maintained, guests can suffer catastrophic injuries or death if they malfunction.
Guests may be a target for criminals because of the large amount of cash they frequently carry. The casino could face liability if inadequate lighting or security was a cause of the victim’s assault.
If you or a family member were injured in an accident at a casino, you need an experienced premises liability attorney who is not afraid to aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve. To learn how we can help you, fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation.