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What Happens If I’m Injured at a Casino?

Chris Jul 09, 2018

Casinos are a magical place free of kids, work and responsibilities. The last thing one would expect to do while enjoying their time at a casino is injure themselves while trying to win a jackpot. Unfortunately, though, it is still a possibility, as injuries can happen anywhere, anyplace and at any time.

So, what should you do if you find yourself injured in the middle of a casino? What are the steps you should take if you sustain an injury from a casino? Don’t worry, because Schwartz Law Firm LLC will give you all the answers you need to know if you’re ever injured at a casino. Keep reading for more information.

Types of Injuries that Can Happen

From drunken passersby to slippery floors to food poisoning, injuries at a casino are more common than one may like to believe. It is always important to be cognizant of your surroundings when you are enjoying your time at a casino, whether you are by yourself or with friends. Casino employees can also act in negligent ways. Some injuries that may occur in a casino are among, but not limited to, the following:

  • Slip and falls – It can be easy to take a tumble and sprain an ankle or break your wrist at a casino, whether it’s from a slippery or uneven floor or from disheveled carpets.
  • Broken chairs – Slot machine chairs can be easy to break as thousands are in and out of them daily, making guests susceptible to injury.
  • Assault by another guest – With gambling and alcohol in one area, there’s the potential of fights occurring from other guests.
  • Food poisoning – Many casinos serve food, and food poisoning is a potential threat just like any other public eatery.
  • Objects that were thrown or fell – With potentially rowdy guests, objects being thrown is a possibility. Many casinos are also old and suffer from wear-and-tear, which makes objects falling a risk.

Steps to Take After a Casino Injury

If you fall victim to a casino injury in Louisiana, make sure that you take the following steps afterward:

  1. Evidence is key – Always make sure you immediately take photographic and/or video proof of the area around you including your injury. As well, try to get the names and contact information of any witnesses to your injury. Security footage can also be acquired if it is requested.
  2. Seek medical attention – If your injury requires immediate medical attention, you need to make sure you ask a casino manager or employee to call 911. Seeking medical attention for your casino injury will not only further document your visible injuries, but it will also have proof of internal injuries you suffered as well.
  3. Be wary of signing papers and speaking with casino representatives and its insurance companyTry not to speak to the casino’s representatives or the casino’s insurance company until you seek legal counsel. Any statements that are made to the casino or insurance company has the potential to be used against you.

If you ever find yourself suffering from an injury you sustained at a Louisiana casino, don’t wait to seek legal help. Schwartz Law Firm LLC  can help you navigate the process, from the moment you get your injury to when you have to deal with casino insurance providers. We have two locations in Louisiana, one Metairie and another in Baton Rouge. Feel free to call us today for your free initial consultation at 504-837-2263.

About Author: Chris

Christopher-Schwartz-Attorney-Louisiana
Legal Support and Marketing Director

Schwartz Law Firm was founded by Christopher Schwartz in 1997. After obtaining his MBA and law degrees, Christopher Schwartz served as a Workers Compensation claims adjuster. This experience gave him a view of the system from the inside and inspired him to begin his own practice. Christopher Schwartz has successfully represented many injured employees in Longshore claims, Jones Act claims, and Personal Injury claims. He is a tough negotiator, whose track record includes multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Chris has also authored a book titled “The Road to Justice”. In his book, Chris outlines how he and his colleagues fight for public safety and what role his clients can play in winning their own personal injury cases. Chris is a native of New Orleans and has practiced law in Louisiana for 14 years. As a result, he understands local laws and feels a special loyalty to local people. He takes every case personally. Chris is available to represent clients anywhere in Louisiana and Maritime clients anywhere in the Gulf South. But he is also qualified to represent Defense Base Act clients anywhere in the world outside the U.S. He also focuses on auto accidents, semi-trailer accidents, 18-wheeler accidents and slip & fall accidents.