Because our law office is located in Atlantic City, some of our lawsuits have involved negligent casinos that have failed to provide adequate security.
Casinos have a duty to make sure that visitors do not suffer personal injuries—this includes a duty to provide security for guests who may be subjected to attacks or crime. Additionally, this includes providing patrons with a safe harbor from employees who may react violently to stressful situations.
Earlier this year, it was reported that a Florida family filed a lawsuit against Harrah’s parent company Caesars Entertainment Corp., saying that negligent security resulted in multiple injuries to its members.
According to the Press of Atlantic City, the Binns family, of Lee County, Florida, alleges that employees with the casino attacked family members after a dispute with management over a room issue.
The incident reportedly occurred when John Binns asked to speak to a manager about a room key following disputes over guest registration. Security footage of the incident allegedly shows Binns speaking to employees and gesturing shortly before two security officers pulled him to the ground, resulting in a struggle.
Other family members, including Renee Binns and Andrea Binns, watched the altercation take place, and were later tackled to the ground, according to the lawsuit. During the altercations, Andrea reportedly suffered a broken nose and was knocked unconscious.
The family claims that the employees involved in the incident were not trained properly, leading to their alleged assault. The lawsuit claims that budget cuts at the casino have led to guards with less training.
How Can I Speak to an Attorney with Targan & Pender?
As we mentioned above, casinos have a duty to train employees to prevent violent incidents from occurring on their premises.
If you have been injured in an altercation at an Atlantic City casino, you should contact our attorneys immediately. We can discuss the potential of your case with you by setting up a free consultation.
Keep in mind, there are statute of limitation laws in New Jersey involving premises liability claims, so time is of the essence if you want to pursue a case. Call our office today.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Accident Attorneys