Las Vegas Casino Injury Attorneys
On the Side of the Injured Since 1995
Casinos are perhaps the most popular Las Vegas destination for tourists and locals alike. From the long line of hotels on the Strip to the countless casinos dotting the outskirts, it’s possible to visit dozens of casinos in a day without ever needing to drive. Once you’re inside, you’ll find that there seems to be a casino game for everyone. But when casino owners fail to make their premises safe for visitors, innocent people can suffer serious and life-threatening injuries. At Christiansen Trial Lawyers, our Las Vegas casino injury attorneys have extensive experience helping people who have been injured in casino accidents and other personal injury accidents. Our knowledge and experience in this area allow us to pursue maximum compensation for the losses our clients have suffered.
How Casino Accidents Factor into Premises Liability
Casino accidents are typically cases of premises liability. Property owners bear a responsibility to keep their premises safe for people who visit and work there, and a failure to do so can cause innocent people to suffer serious injury and even wrongful death. Whether a property owner has allowed their building to fall into a state of disarray without doing anything about it or attempted to fix a dangerous issue and failed, they can ultimately be held responsible for negligence when a victim files a premises liability claim.
Having a successful case is easier said than done. In order to win compensation, victims will have to prove that their injuries were caused by the owner’s negligence. Casinos, especially those in Las Vegas, typically have their own teams of lawyers for such occasions and will do everything they can to undermine your claim and deny that negligence took place or that your injuries occurred because of dangerous property conditions. Having a trial attorney like one from our firm on your side can give you the legal edge you need to defend your rights.
We represent anyone injured in an accident at a casino, from casino employees to construction workers to Las Vegas tourists injured while visiting our city. Examples of casino injuries include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Assault by security guards
- Assault by other patrons
- Pedestrian accidents in and around casino entrances
- Accidents in casino hotel rooms and common areas
Injuries can range in type and severity depending on the accident, but since slip and falls are the most common type of premises liability claim, it’s likely that victims can suffer from broken bones, spinal cord and neck injuries, and head and brain injuries.
Of course, the casino and its insurance provider will likely meet this claim with fierce opposition. To counter the power and resources of a wealthy casino, it is important to have experienced legal representation on your side. Our attorneys have successfully handled numerous personal injury suits for clients throughout the Las Vegas area and are prepared to handle the most complex and contentious cases.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Nevada?
Wondering how long you have to get started on your premises liability claim? In Nevada, the statute of limitations is two years, meaning if you don’t file a claim within two years of the date of injury, you’re unlikely to be able to recover compensation. This is why it’s important to get started on your claim and hire an attorney as soon as possible.
Additionally, it’s known that the longer a victim waits to take action, the more likely it is that key witnesses will forget what happened and be unable to offer helpful statements, and the more likely it is that you’ll lose important evidence.
Damages You Can Recover After a Casino Injury
Because casino injuries can be serious and challenging to recover from, a victim’s damages are likely to be high. If you slipped and broke your hip on the casino floor, for instance, you might have to spend thousands of dollars to undergo surgery, stay in the hospital, and purchase equipment like a cane or walker to get around.
Our lawyers can help you calculate just how much you’ve lost and pursue the following damages for you:
- Medical bills for hospitalization, medication, surgery, physical therapy, and future treatments
- Lost income for wages you couldn’t collect because of your injuries, as well as future wages
- Property damage for any items that were lost or broken in your accident
- Pain and suffering, which can include emotional distress, anxiety, PTSD, and more
Handling a casino injury case alone is virtually impossible when you’re going up against a casino that has foolproof insurance and lawyers trained to protect them. Our trial lawyers are prepared to achieve your legal objectives and make the process straightforward from start to finish.
If you’re dealing with a casino injury in Las Vegas, you need experienced and professional representation from a team of lawyers that isn’t afraid to fight for your rights. Call us today at (702) 357-9977.