Ventura Casino Premises Liability Lawyer
Ever walked into a casino thinking you might hit the jackpot but ended up with an injury instead? Casinos are built for fun and entertainment, but the very features that make them so enticing – dim lighting, crowded spaces, free-flowing food and drink – also make them high-risk places for premises liability accidents, including slip and falls on wet and slippery marble floors, a trip down a malfunctioning escalator, or even food poisoning at the restaurant or an assault in an area with poor lighting and inadequate security. Casino owners are responsible for providing safe premises and are liable for injuries when they fail to do so. If you’ve been hurt right here in Ventura at Players Casino or up the road at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Zavala Law has the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to hold the casino accountable to you and secure the compensation you need and deserve for the injuries you’ve suffered. Contact our experienced Ventura casino premises liability lawyer today.
What Is Casino Premises Liability?
Premises liability refers to the duty of a property owner to use reasonable care in keeping their premises in a reasonably safe shape. In legal terms, the California courts phrase it this way when instructing juries about premises liability:
“Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”
What this means for a business like a casino that invites paying customers onto its property to have a good time is that staff must continually inspect the premises for any dangers or hazards and promptly repair them or put up a warning until the problem is fixed. This includes, among many other duties:
- Inspecting and maintaining elevators and escalators
- Putting up a “wet floor” sign after a floor has been waxed or mopped
- Cleaning up food and drink spills
- Ensuring that lighting is adequate and functioning in parking garages, hallways and stairwells
- Making sure doors and windows to guest rooms are properly secured with working locks
- Providing adequate security at nightclubs
- Keeping floors and aisles free of clutter and debris
In simple terms, casino operators are responsible to a certain degree for the safety of their guests. If you get injured on casino property due to their negligence, you may have the right to compensation.
How Zavala Law Can Help
Let’s talk about the person steering the ship at Zavala Law. Matt Zavala is not just another personal injury lawyer; he’s your ally in navigating complex legal terrain. With over a decade of experience in insurance defense, extensive trial and litigation expertise, and service in mediation as a third-party neutral mediator, Matt’s got a knack for seeing the big picture. He knows how insurance companies handle claims and the best strategy to use in any given case for success.
While we are busy working on your case, we also remain extremely focused and committed to your experience as a client of our firm. What does this mean for you? It means Matt is super accessible to you whenever you need him. You can call and talk directly to Matt, who is easy to relate to and takes the time to explain your options and make recommendations. Our office is proactive about keeping clients informed and updated on the status of their cases, so you’ll always know where you stand and what to expect. We focus on providing an excellent client experience every time, but don’t worry; we’ll get a good outcome for you too.
Contact Zavala Law Today
If you suffered an injury in a Ventura or Santa Barbara County casino because the casino staff or owners failed to provide for your safety as they should have, Zavala Law is here to hold them accountable to you for the physical, financial and emotional harm you are being forced to endure. Let us help you make things right. Call 805-429-4292 for a free consultation. The odds are in your favor with Zavala Law.