Casino Lawsuit Settlements

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle August 25 2022 10:29 pm
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Casino Lawsuit Settlements

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle August 25 2022 10:29 pm
Casino Lawsuit Settlements

While not all casinos are on tribal land, tribal casinos will soon surpass Vegas casinos in revenue. Kansas has both tribal casinos and state-owned casinos, and injury claims against both can be challenging, as well as Casino Lawsuit Settlements.

 

If you suffered injuries in a casino in Kansas, you should not wait to contact an injury lawyer for assistance immediately.

 

Common Casino Injuries

Due to the standard features of casinos (escalators, darkened rooms, open 24 hours, smoking, alcohol, tight spaces between slot machines), there are many opportunities for injuries that lead to premises liability claims.

These are some of the most common casino injuries:

  • Faulty slot machine chairs: Injuries from broken casino furniture are common. People often sit in the chairs for 16-18 hours a day, so they break down quickly.
  • Shuttle bus accidents: Tribal casinos use free shuttle buses to bring in less-mobile patrons, like seniors. Because these already frail passengers are not in standard seat belts while on many shuttles, accidents can be particularly dangerous.
  • Food poisoning: Buffets are another tribal casino feature, and buffets are known for breeding food poisoning. Other patrons may contaminate food, the food may be left out too long, buffet employees can forget to wash their hands after using the restroom.
  • Slip and fall accidents: Slip and falls are by far the most common casino accidents. Again, with the tight spaces between slot chairs, the fact that mopping the floor can’t happen “after hours,” and that casinos regularly draw massive crowds to host concerts or show heavy-weight fights, tripping and slipping is going to occur.

 

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If You Get Injured in a Casino

If you have a slip and fall incident in a casino, know that they will have their own in-house “incident response” team, consisting of security, medical, and risk management representatives. If a casino employee sees you slip and fall, the incident response team will assemble within minutes. The team’s primary purpose is to shield the casino from liability.

From a legal perspective, this raises some red flags:

  • Sometimes before you even stand back up again, the incident response team will ask you to sign their incident report. But you are under NO OBLIGATION whatsoever to sign anything, and we advise you not to. If you look at the fine print, you’ll see it may actually be a Release of Liability or a Hold Harmless Agreement.
  • The way the incident team responds is very 911-like. The security guards at casinos look like police officers for a reason–it’s intimidating.
  • Furthermore, someone will be photographing everything, which is reminiscent of an insurance claims adjuster at the scene of a car accident–it’s not, it’s someone from the casino’s risk management department. You should call the real police or a real ambulance so you know your side is being properly documented.

 

The casino is working hard from the start to avoid liability, so you need to avoid signing or saying anything to them. Instead, seek medical attention (from a hospital ER or urgent care), and then contact our law firm.

We Are Kansas Casino Injury Lawyers

If you were injured at a casino, contact our Kansas injury lawyers right away. You have time limits to take legal action, so do not wait to learn about your rights. At Pyle Law, we can help you with personal injury cases, including slip and fall accidents, premises liability, and other personal injury cases.

 

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E. THOMAS PYLE

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney E. Thomas Pyle who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a practicing personal injury trial attorney.