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Dag Law Team Can Handle your Case for Casino Slips and Falls

The most important thing to realize about a casino slip and fall case is that your fall is most likely on camera. Most casinos have extensive video surveillance systems, which can be a great asset in building your case. Casinos have surveillance cameras both inside & outside and will review them many times over before accepting liability. If you’ve fallen in a casino, make sure an incident report is made, & that you specify the exact condition that caused you to fall. Was it a problem with the carpet? Liquid on the marble floor? A tripping hazard? While there are several potential causes of your fall, you must document the scene yourself. It is a good idea to use your cell phone to take a photo of the condition while you’re still on the scene.

Why Falls in Casinos Are Different

Laws surrounding casinos are much more protective of the business than the individual. This is especially true in cities that thrive off of the industry, such as Atlantic City. However, these hotels and casinos have to maintain their property to ensure the safety of guests. You should go to a hospital after sustaining injuries from a slip and fall. A visit to a hospital will result in proper documentation of injuries, which can prove vital later on. If you did not visit a hospital immediately after the fall, you should do so as soon as possible after the injury occurs. Then, you should contact a lawyer experienced in taking on Casino Slips and Falls.

Proving Liability for Your Injury

Casinos have many legal protections, more than most other businesses or hotels. Additionally, they tend to have more security cameras. This means that the injury will most likely be well-documented. However, the casino will likely try to use this to their advantage. Then will examine each camera angle that shows the injury occurring. From there, they will try to determine which ones show that they are not at fault. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove that your injury came as a result of the casino. Casinos tend to have large legal teams to fight for them. Their counsel will likely try to blame your injury on you or someone near you when it happened. It is a common tactic for companies to deflect blame, but casinos are very good at it because of all of the extra security cameras. Your lawyer can subpoena video surveillance and testimonies of workers or bystanders. This will help them prove that the accident was not your fault.

Injury Settlements with Casinos

Often, if the casino can be proven at fault for their injury, they will try to settle. This helps keep the casino out of media headlines as a result of going to court. If the casino offers you a settlement for your injury, always be sure to discuss it with your lawyer first. Do not sign anything from the casino without first consulting your injury attorney. Your attorney can help you determine if any settlement offers are realistic for the injury you sustained. This may include factoring in emotional distress, lost wages, medical costs, and more.

D’Agostino & Associates, P.C. have been helping people like you get the money they deserve from Casino Slip and Fall accidents. Contact us, or call us at 1-888-245-2924 to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.