Many people attend a casino in hopes of getting lucky and winning a large amount of money in their favorite games. Instead, some people will leave with a serious injury because the casino property owner failed to properly maintain the property. Fortunately, you may be able to hold the casino liable for any injuries caused by their negligence. If you or a family member was injured while visiting the Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos, contact an experienced Pennsylvania casino injury lawyer today.
The injury lawyers at the Reiff Law Firm are here to offer our legal services to handle your injury case. An unexpected injury can drastically affect your life in a number of ways, and we are here to help you pursue compensation against the parties that caused your injuries. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options, contact the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000, or contact us online.
Common Casino Accidents and Injuries
A casino accident can occur under several different circumstances. When an accident does occur on casino property, liability for the accident can be imputed to the owner of the property. A property owner has a duty to keep their land free of any hazards that could cause injury to a visitor. In some cases, a property owner may even have to ensure they do not injure a trespasser on the property.
Ideally, a property owner should correct any property defects that are on the property and could injure a guest. However, it may be enough to clearly warn a guest about property hazards that are not easy to discover. For example, if a chair in a casino is unstable, it should be replaced, or the casino owner should ensure the guest knows that it is unstable.
The following is a list of common casino accidents that could lead to a serious injury.
Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall accident is when some safety hazard causes an unsuspecting person to trip and suffer a severe injury. Due to the number of people that frequent casinos, it is easy for someone to spill a drink that can lead to another person slipping and falling. However, despite how the accident occurred, it is the responsibility of the property owner to locate hazards like this and clean them up before an accident happens.
Other scenarios where an individual could suffer a slip and fall accident include:
- Traversing a poorly lit parking lot
- Using an unstable stairwell
- Slipping on snow or ice that went unplowed
Casinos have vast open spaces that make it easy to ascertain when a player is earning or losing money while playing. This makes it easier for individuals who are looking to rob or assault others to take their winnings to take advantage of other guests. As a result, casinos should focus on providing guests with adequate security.
It is important to not only have crime deterrents within a casino but also in the surrounding areas of the casino, like the parking lot. If a casino fails to implement security cameras, adequate lighting, and other safety measures, they could be held liable for an assault that occurs on their property. Patrons of a casino should not have to be in fear of being attacked after having a successful night of gambling.
Many casinos will have facilities where patrons can purchase food and beverages. However, if the food and beverages are not prepared properly, guests may develop food poisoning after consuming it. Food poisoning is often caused because kitchen staff failed to frequently sanitize their hands and their workspace; it may also happen if guests are served food that had aged significantly.
The effects of food poisoning can be felt by a victim for days or even weeks and can result in the development of other dangerous health conditions.
There are various other scenarios where a person could be injured when visiting a casino. The Reiff Law Firm can help you determine the appropriate way to proceed if you were injured at the Mount Airy Casino Resort or another casino within the state. Whether you were assaulted or was injured in a slip and fall accident, we are ready to hear the details of your case.
Our Trusted Mount Airy Casino Injury Attorneys Offer Free Consultations to Poconos Residents and Visitors
If you or a family member was injured while visiting Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos, consult with an experienced Pennsylvania casino injury attorney today. At the Reiff Law Firm, our injury lawyers possess decades of combined legal experience that we will utilize to help fight your injury case. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your injury, contact the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000.