Mississippi Casinos Have a Duty to Protect You
Biloxi, MS is home to several popular casinos that attract visitors from all over the world, who come to gamble, check out shows, listen to live music, and play golf. No matter how you enjoy yourself at the area’s casinos, you have certain expectations during all the fun and one of them involves your safety: You assume that management has your best interests in mind when it comes to your personal security, and will take the necessary precautions to prevent harm to guests. Still, injuries can happen when casino owners and employees fail in their duty to keep you safe. When they do, it’s important to consult with a Mississippi casino injuries lawyer about your options for pursuing compensation.
Slip-and-Fall and Other Onsite Accidents
Many casino injuries are based upon careless actions or failures to act, which is at the core of a typical negligence case. In order to prevail in your case, you must prove:
- The casino had a duty to maintain a safe, secure premises;
- Ownership and/or management failed in that duty, leading to the presence of hazardous conditions;
- The dangerous condition caused your injuries; and,
- You suffered losses as a result.
Slip-and-fall accidents are common in casinos where there’s a lot of activity. Employees are moving furniture, putting up and taking down displays, and using cleaning equipment. Plus, there are other areas where incidents can occur:
- The pool and cabana area;
- Restaurants and bars;
- Dance clubs;
- Entertainment venues;
- Golf facilities; and,
- Other locations under the control of the casino.
Criminal Activity at Casinos
Unfortunately, the features that draw visitors to casinos can also attract characters with criminal activity in mind. The owners and management at casinos have a duty to ensure your safety against these elements, primarily by providing adequate security to safeguard your interests. Proper security measures may include cameras, armed or unarmed guards, checkpoints, and monitoring so as to avoid:
- Physical attacks, like assault and/or batter;
- Theft from guest rooms and vehicles;
- Damage to property;
- Sexual assault and rape; and,
- Other criminal conduct.
If casino operators fail to safeguard against these types of wrongdoing and you suffer losses as a result, you may be able to make a claim for negligent security. The same negligence principles apply: You must prove a duty that the casino must adhere to, a breach of that duty, the breach directly caused your injuries, and you suffered losses.
Were You Injured in a Biloxi Casino Accident? Talk to a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney
When casinos fail in their duty to keep guests safe, they can be liable for injuries to victims. Whether you were hurt due to conditions on the premises or as a result of negligent security, you do have rights. A knowledgeable casino injuries attorney can advise you on your options and work with you to seek compensation for your losses. For more information on cases involving casino accidents or failure to provide adequate security, please contact the Law Offices of Judy Guice. Our experienced lawyers can answer your questions or schedule a free consultation for you at our conveniently located Biloxi, MS location.