On May 6th, a man appears to have jumped from the Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City. His body was found on the sidewalk on Stenton Place near Tony’s Baltimore Grill. The 57-year-old man was from Maryland and police are withholding the man’s name until his family can be notified. This tragedy comes during a busy time for the hotel and staff.
The Tropicana is nearing the completion of a $50 million renovation that reconditioned nearly 440 rooms and laid granite walkways in the gambling area. The hotel also recently opened a state of the art gym, and has been diversifying their non-gambling amenities. There is no indication as to whether this death was a result of construction, improperly secured dangerous areas, or just an accident, though many media outlets suspect suicide.
Who is Responsible When an Accident Happens?
It is the responsibility of a property owner to provide reasonable safety to their patrons or guests. This responsibility includes keeping their property maintained and providing security/crowd control. If a serious accident that causes catastrophic injury or death occurs, then the property owner could be held responsible for the damages. The lawyers of Targan & Pender have experience dealing with these premises liability lawsuits. If you are injured or a loved one dies due to negligence on the part of an Atlantic City property owner, contact our attorneys to see if we can help you.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.—Atlantic City Injury Attorneys