Las Vegas casino injuries typically result from slip-and-falls on the casino floor. And the consequences can be very serious, including contusions, fractures, spinal cord damage, and even brain injuries.
Our Las Vegas casino injury lawyers sue the casinos for failing to keep their premises safe from fall hazards and other dangers. And we can usually win a sizeable settlement that covers all your expenses without having to go to trial.
1. Can I sue the casino if I get injured there?
Yes. If you get hurt in a Las Vegas casino, you may have grounds to sue the casino company for damages. And depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to sue the following parties in addition to the casino:
- the company that constructed the defective chairs or steps you fell from;
- the cleaning service that failed to cordon off any wet floors you slipped on;
- any other casino patrons that caused you to fall and hurt yourself;
- the casino’s contracted beverage service company if you got food poisoning from a drink.1
Learn more about premises liability in Nevada.
2. What money damages can I recover?
Following an accident, our Las Vegas casino injury attorneys fight for compensatory damages to cover your:
- medical bills, including rehabilitation, home health care, medications, and hospitalizations;
- lost earnings from being unable to work while injured; and
- pain and suffering (which may be the greatest expense).
It is rare that a Las Vegas casino injury lawsuit goes to trial. But in the event one does, we would also ask the court to award punitive damages to punish the casino for its actions. In many cases, punitive damages can be much higher than compensatory damages.2
And in cases where a casino victim passes away from their injuries, we could bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate or family for burial expenses and loss of support.3
3. Can I still sue if I was partly at fault?
In many cases, yes. Oftentimes casino accident victims blame themselves for their injuries because they were intoxicated or distracted by their phone. But as long as you were 50% or less to blame for your injuries, then you can still win a Nevada negligence lawsuit against the casino.4
Note that if you were partly at fault for your casino injury, your damages award would be lessened in proportion to your degree of blame. For example, if you sustained $10,000 worth of damages – and the court finds you 50% at fault – then you would be awarded $5,000 in damages.
Learn more about Nevada’s modified comparative negligence laws.
4. What is the statute of limitations for suing casinos?
If you had an accident in a Las Vegas casino, you must bring a negligence lawsuit within two years of the accident.5 But victims should hire a Las Vegas casino injury attorney right away in order to:
- obtain and preserve the surveillance video (which casinos typically erase after a few days); and
- find and interview eyewitnesses (whose memories may fade with every passing day).
The longer you wait to hire an attorney, the more likely that important evidence will disappear. And the less evidence you have in your favor, the more difficult it is to obtain a large financial reward.
5. How can a lawyer help me if I was injured in a Las Vegas casino?
Our Las Vegas casino injury attorneys provide the following five services to our clients hurt in casinos:
- We make sure you are receiving adequate medical care for your injuries. We can also refer you to a doctor who works on a lien-basis, which means you do not have to pay right away.
- We find evidence to prove that the casino’s negligence caused your injuries. This evidence typically includes video from surveillance cameras or other patrons’ smartphones, eyewitness testimony, and medical expert testimony.
- We send demand letters to the casino (and any other responsible party) threatening to sue.
- We strategically and aggressively negotiate with the casino in pursuit of a settlement.
- In the rare case we cannot settle, we take the case to trial and argue to a jury that you deserve the biggest money verdict available under Nevada law.
In the meantime, you do not have to think about anything related to the case. Your only job is to focus on healing from your injuries and moving on with your life. And since we operate by contingency fee, you do not pay us unless and until we win your case. So there is no risk to you to lawyer up.
- See, for example: Humphries v. New York, New York, (2017) 133 Nev. Advance Opinion 77; Turner v. Mandalay Sports Entertainment, (2008) 124 Nev. 213, 180 P.3d 1172; NRS 651.015.
- NRS 42.005.
- NRS 41.085.
- NRS 41.141.
- NRS 11.190.