What Damages Can I Claim If Injured at a Nevada Casino?

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When you headed out to a casino in Las Vegas, you never imagined getting hurt. Lose some money? Maybe. Lose thousands of dollars in medical bills for an accident that wasn’t your fault? Definitely not.

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If you suffered a Nevada casino injury due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to pay the price for their carelessness. Let THE702FIRM Injury Attorneys help you hold them accountable for the harm they caused. We will fight the big casinos and their insurance companies for maximum compensation. Contact THE702FIRM Injury Attorneys today for a free consultation with a Las Vegas casino accident injury lawyer.

Types of Las Vegas Casino Personal Injury Accidents

People go to casinos to have a good time. But when a hazard on casino property harms them, Nevada law gives them the right to seek compensation for their injuries. Common types of Las Vegas casino accidents include:

  • Slips, trips, and falls  Casino patrons may fall from broken chairs, trip over unsecured flooring, or slip on slick areas from spilled drinks, suffering injuries ranging from broken bones to concussions.
  • Food or alcohol poisoning  Eating and drinking are two reasons people love going to Las Vegas. Food and alcohol are available at restaurants, buffets, bars, and gambling tables. Negligent food preparation or sanitation could poison casino patrons.
  • Parking lot accidents  Many motor vehicle accidents occur in parking lots. Casino parking lots are no exception. Patrons could get hit by a drunk driver, inexperienced valet, or negligent shuttle driver.
  • Shuttle bus accidents  Many casinos provide shuttle bus transportation for their patrons to and from the airport and other attractions. These drivers should take every precaution to keep their passengers safe. Negligent shuttle bus drivers could cause serious traffic accidents and injuries.
  • Escalator/elevator accidents  Escalators and elevators can malfunction from defects or inadequate maintenance, causing injuries to anyone using them or simply nearby.
  • Hotel room accidents  Many casinos also operate as hotels and owe their guests a safe, clean room. Negligent hotel workers or management could expose guests to dangers like faulty electrical wiring, broken furniture, or moldy bathrooms.
  • Pool accidents  Hotel pools should contain adequate safety signage, non-slip walking surfaces, and barricades to keep guests and their families from danger.
  • Assaults – Casinos sometimes attract rowdy visitors who can get violent. A casino that fails to provide adequate security to safeguard patrons from an assault could be liable for a resulting injury.

Can You Sue a Casino After an Accident?

You could be entitled to sue a casino or another party for compensation after a casino injury. Potentially liable parties could include: 

  • The casino  In Nevada, casinos can be held liable for injuries caused by the company, its employees, or its patrons in certain circumstances. If the casino or its employees’ negligent actions caused a victim’s injuries, the victim could pursue the casino for compensation. Under Nevada law, a casino could be held responsible for one guest harming another if the act was foreseeable, and the evidence shows it is more likely than not the casino did not exercise due care for the safety of its patrons.
  • The casino’s parent company  Larger, international companies own many Las Vegas casinos. If the subsidiary casino’s negligent actions caused an accident, the victim could pursue the parent company for compensation.
  • A casino employee  If an employee’s negligence causes an accident, the victim could seek compensation from them for their injuries. For example, if an employee shows up to work drunk and injures a patron, they could be personally liable for damages. In most cases, an employer is responsible for any injuries employees cause while on the job.
  • A third-party security company  Some casinos employ third-party security companies to keep their patrons safe and their premises secure. If the security company’s negligence allows an unsafe or violent individual to cause harm to others, the victims could demand the security company compensate them.
  • A retailer or product supplier  Casinos procure goods and materials from various retailers, such as food and beverage suppliers, gaming machine vendors, furniture suppliers, and construction companies. The victims could hold the supplier responsible if a supplier sends defective equipment or products to a casino that harms visitors.
  • Another patron  Not all casino injuries are the casino’s fault. If a fight breaks out between patrons, an injured patron could directly seek compensation from the attacker.

What Damages Can You Recover in a Casino Accident?

If you suffered a casino accident injury, you could demand compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. This compensation is called damages. With the help of a Las Vegas casino accident injury attorney, you may be able to recover damages for losses like:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Loss of future wages 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Inconvenience
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical impairment
  • Lost quality of life

You could also recover punitive or exemplary damages if a court decides the liable party’s actions demonstrated oppression, fraud, or malice. These damages are meant to punish the responsible party and deter similar behavior in the future rather than compensate you for a specific loss.

Speak with a Skilled Nevada Casino Accident Injury Attorney Today

You deserve to know your legal options if you sustained an injury after an accident in a casino in Las Vegas. At THE702FIRM Injury Attorneys, we can answer all your questions in a free consultation. Call or contact us today to get started. There’s no fee unless we win. 

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