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Can a Casino Be Held Liable for a Slip & Fall Incident?

The Strip is lined with resort hotels and casinos that have turned Las Vegas into one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. This veritable playground for adults only stretches about 4.2 miles, but every inch is dedicated to some type of attraction or entertainment option. However, accidents and guest injuries are not unusual in casinos. In fact, slip and fall incidents are one of the most common premises liability claims filed against casinos in the Strip.

Slip & falls frequently occur in:

  • Hotel rooms
  • Restaurants
  • Gambling areas
  • Parking lots
  • Swimming pools

A casino’s owners and managers are responsible for keeping the property safe for guests. If employees fail to consistently inspect the facility for safety hazards, the casino can be held liable for any guest injuries or property damages. If there is a hazard, the employees of the casino need to provide noticeable warnings until the problem can be corrected or repaired.

Per Nevada’s premises liability laws, you can file a claim against the casino so long as you can prove 3 facts:

  1. There was a dangerous condition on the premises
  2. The property owner knew (or should have known) about the dangerous condition
  3. The dangerous condition is responsible for your injuries

For example, if an employee notices that there is a tripping hazard—such as a loose tile or torn carpet, they are obligated to put up a visible warning sign (even if it isn’t aesthetically pleasing) and notify their manager. If the warning signed isn’t placed and the manager doesn’t rectify the hazard, a guest may slip and sustain serious injuries. In this scenario, the guest can prove that there was a dangerous condition on the premises, and a little investigation can reveal that the property owner knew about the matter.

Of course, guests are equally responsible for their own safety. If a casino guest is hurt because they are intoxicated or acting rowdy, the casino can’t be held liable for their injuries.

Questions? Concerns? Schedule a Consultation

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall incident at a casino, contact the Las Vegas slip and falls lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson. Our legal team can thoroughly investigate your case and develop a comprehensive litigation strategy that reflects your legal objectives. If your case is successful, you can recover economic and non-economic damages that account for your physical injuries and financial losses.

Contact Bernstein & Poisson at (512) 271-5112 to schedule a consultation.