One of the most popular destinations in New Jersey is Atlantic City. This area is well known for its casinos, restaurants, and shops along the boardwalk. It is a busy and highly sought-after spot for parties and large groups of people. What is unfortunate though, is that every year, many people suffer injuries in slip and fall accidents.
When someone slips and falls in an Atlantic City casino, the owner of the property- in this case, the casino, is more often than not legally responsible for the accident. New Jersey premises liability laws impose a duty on property owners to ensure that their land is safe for all visitors, workers, and guests.
If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall accident in Atlantic City, whether it be the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Bally’s, Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Tropicana, or any other casino in AC; you want legal support on your side. AC casino operators are prohibited from putting profits ahead of safety. A well-respected and experienced attorney will fight for your claim to recover financial compensation for you.
Atlantic City Casino Hazards
Some of the hazardous conditions in an Atlantic City casino that could lead to slip and fall accidents are:
- Insufficient lighting
- Uneven walkways
- Broken railings
- Wet floors
- Uncleared walkways
- Malfunctioning escalators
- Unsafe elevators
No one wants to travel all the way to AC only to wind up suffering serious or even life-threatening injuries in a slip and fall accident which is due to the negligence of the owners and staff. Regardless of the reason for your visit, you could even be a resident of the state or an employee, you have legal rights. If you were injured while walking on or within an Atlantic City casino you likely have a valid legal case for damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Injured employees, on the other hand, might be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Finding a Personal Injury Attorney
Hiring the right attorney for the case will give you as the victim the advantage because lawyers know how to win both in and out of the courtroom. The personal injury attorneys at Kwartler Manus will evaluate evidence, collect witness accounts’ of the incident, review surveillance footage and investigate the casino’s property maintenance records.
It is no secret that Atlantic City casinos generate a lot of money. The casino owners do not particularly like parting ways with all that cash. This means that you can expect the casino and their insurance to fight against your personal injury claim. It isn’t an uncommon concept for defendants in an Atlantic City premises liability case to try and shift the blame for the accident on the victim instead.
Property owners will suggest that the victim was under the influence of alcohol which is why the slip and fall accident took place. What defendants don’t realize is that even if a victim was drinking at a bar prior to visiting a casino and slipping and falling, the victim might still have a valid claim for their injuries.
Let Kwartler Manus Represent You
Insurance companies are always reluctant to pay for accident claims against them. There are many insurance policies that have a deny and delay protocol when dealing with a slip and fall accident. Basically, what they do is deny the claim automatically and then delay once more with the hopes that the victim might not pursue qualified legal counsel for representation during negotiations.
We have effectively negotiated with insurance companies pertaining to this aspect, so we won’t fall for those tactics. The bottom line, if you are injured in a slip and fall accident while at an Atlantic City casino, you are able to sue the business. Call Kwartler Manus at 267-214-8608 today.