Category Archives: Casino Negligence

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Can Victims Sue a Casino Bar If It Over-Served a Drunk Driver Alcohol?

Dram shop laws enable drunk driving accident victims and their families to hold businesses that serve alcohol legally responsible for DUI wrecks. A recent dram shop case is a reminder that it is possible to sue bars for overserving alcohol to someone who goes on to cause a drinking and driving-related accident in New Jersey. The lawsuit involves a March 2015 incident where an ex-police officer from Linden, New Jersey was allegedly driving drunk when he was involved in a deadly wrong-way crash on a highway in Staten Island. Per NJ.com, two men riding in the ex-Linden cop’s car were killed in the wreck, while a third passenger from the vehicle suffered critical injuries. The man who suffered critical injuries, along with the family of one of the men killed in the head-on collision, later filed a dram shop lawsuit against a bar and a strip club that the men…
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What Should Casino Guests Do If They Are Hurt in an Elevator Accident?

A Philadelphia Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant who was severely injured in an elevator accident last summer was finally released from the hospital in late January, highlighting the devastating injuries that victims can suffer in elevator accidents. Here in Atlantic City, as in most major urban areas, people having to ride elevators as part of their day-to-day lives is commonplace, most notably at our many hotels and casinos. Therefore, locals as well as the flood of tourists our city hosts on an annual basis need to be aware of what to do if they or someone they love is injured in a casino elevator accident in New Jersey. Tips for Guests Injured in a Casino Elevator Accident Here are a few tips for what guests should do following a casino elevator accident: The first thing you should do is check to see if you or anyone else is injured and make sure…
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Can Casinos Be Held Liable If a Guest Is the Victim of a Crime on Their Property?

In January, a 74-year-old New Jersey woman was the victim of a violent crime at a casino while visiting the Philadelphia area. Per the Delaware County Daily Times, the woman was approached by two women in the Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester parking. The two women pushed her to the ground and ripped the handbag she was holding from its straps. Thanks to video surveillance, which captured the armed robbery, the two women who committed the assault were apprehended in early February. Still, the question remains, could this crime have been prevented if the casino provided better security? What Is Negligent Security? When a business fails to provide a safe environment for visitors, it is known as negligent security. Examples of negligent security can include not having enough security guards on duty, failing to provide adequate lighting or having doors with broken locks. If for instance someone is…
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