New Jersey offers a selection of casinos and resorts which feature entertainment, dining, and spa experiences. What better way to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life than to spend a few days relaxing at a resort and casino? Unfortunately, if a casino is not well maintained, injuries can result. Common injuries include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
- Accidents in hotel shuttles
Hotels and casinos have a duty to their guests to provide a safe environment. If they do not, and someone is injured, the hotel or casino may be held responsible.
Slips, Trips, and Falls
When a hotel fails to maintain safe walkways, injuries can occur. For example, a pothole in the parking lot, or an uneven surface on a sidewalk may cause a person to trip and injure themselves in a fall. A wet floor, without signage to notify passersby, can lead to slipping accidents which may also result in injury. In fact, falling is one of the leading causes of head injuries, which have a lasting impact. Any slip, trip, or fall that results in injury in a hotel or casino should be explored to determine if the hotel or casino is liable.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Drownings and near drownings happen. Consequently, hotels are obligated to exercise reasonable care to prevent them. They have an obligation to ensure patron’s safety. This can be accomplished a number of different ways, such as providing protective fencing, locked gates, and safety equipment. Pool and hot tub vents and drains must be properly maintained. Failure to do so may result in liability.
Hotels and casinos have certain obligations to their patrons regarding assaults. Inadequate security or inadequate lighting can lead to criminal assaults. Additionally, failing to properly run background checks on employees could result in hiring workers who are dangerous to others. Hotels and casinos have an obligation to take steps to ensure the safety of their guests.
Accidents in Hotel Shuttles
Hotel shuttles are commonly used to transport patrons from a common meeting place such as a shopping mall parking lot to the casino and back again. Hotels and casinos are obligated to ensure the shuttles are in good working order and properly maintained. They must also ensure the drivers are licensed to operate the vehicle in question and have a safe driving record. Putting passengers at risk by using faulty buses or poorly trained drivers may result in legal liability.
If You Have Been Injured
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may have a legal claim. Pursuing this claim could lead to compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured, contact the legal team at Rosner Law Offices, P.C. We offer legal representation in personal injury cases of all types. We are happy to meet with you at no cost to discuss your situation. If we mutually decide representation is in your best interests, we don’t charge a fee unless we win your case. You have nothing to lose. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (856) 692-6500.
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