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There are about a dozen casinos located throughout the state of Illinois including Harrah’s Joilet Casino and Hotel, Harrah’s Metropolis Casino Hotel, Hollywood Casino Joilet, Grand Victoria Casino Eldrin, Hollywood Casino Aurora, and much more. If you have found yourself a victim of a slip, trip, or fall that leads to injuries at a casino in the state of Illinois, contact Newland & Newland, LLP to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Common Areas for Slip and Fall Accidents at the Casino
A casino may be liable for injuries sustained during a slip, trip, or fall that occurs on the casino’s premises. To establish liability an injured party must show that the casino was negligent by breaching a duty owed to you as a customer or business visitor.
One of the most common areas for a slip, trip, or fall is a gambling area. There are several chairs, tables, and other objects laid about that causes individuals to slip, trip, or fall. Having objects in an area of travel does not necessarily create liability. However, a casino may be liable for a trip and fall if it knew or should have known of an unreasonably dangerous condition existing on their premises. Other common areas of slip, trips, and falls are:
- In casino restaurant areas;
- Parking lots;
- Hotel rooms;
- Shuttle buses;
The Importance of Documenting Your Casino Injury
After an accident, it is important to notify casino personnel. Notifying a casino employee is the first important step in documenting your injury. Also, try to examine the area in which the accident happened. Try to determine the cause of your slip, trip, or fall noting any foreign objects or substances that may have caused the accident. You should also be sure to obtain a copy of any report of the incident before leaving, if possible.
After notifying casino personnel, promptly seek medical attention to determine the extent of your injuries. In many slip, trip, or fall cases, individuals do not know the warning signs of an injury. They often seek medical attention days or weeks later when that ache or pain does not seem to go away. This could be detrimental to your personal injury case. Seeking prompt medical attention will help ensure that you do not further contribute to your injuries.
Contact Newland & Newland, LLP for Your Slip and Fall Injury
If you or someone you know has been injured at a casino in the state of Illinois, contact an attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP. Our attorneys will meet with you to determine whether you have a cause of action against an Illinois casino for negligence. We will also guide you through the process of a personal injury action. Contact us to get the information you need and deserve.