Sacramento, CA asked in Personal Injury and Native American Law for California

Q: I need a personal injury lawyer that is familiar with Indian casino law as I recently had a very scary and painful fall.

I suffered food poisoning after eating a tainted dish from the cafe. Needless to say I was extremely sick as my body tried to eliminate the e.coli anyway possible as I sat in my hotel room bathroom. Upon standing up from toilet, I blacked out and slammed face first into the tile floor/door jamb corner of doorway. The way I landed was so such that I immediately broke my nose, snapped my neck, and cracked my skull on top all at same time. I had to be taken by ambulance and thought I was paralyzed and dying. I've had serious head and neck issues since. I need to know if this is something that I can reasonably pursue legally.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Native American Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I'm sorry to hear about your injury. In California, if you were injured on the property of an Indian casino, you may have a legal claim for personal injury. Indian casinos are owned and operated by sovereign nations, and they have their own laws and regulations that may differ from California state law. Therefore, it's important to find a personal injury lawyer who is familiar with both California state law and Indian casino law.

A personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether you have a valid claim and can advise you on your legal options. They can help you gather evidence to support your claim, such as medical records, photos, and witness statements. They can also negotiate with the casino and its insurance company on your behalf to try to reach a settlement or represent you in court if necessary.

To find a personal injury lawyer who is familiar with Indian casino law, you can start by doing an online search for lawyers in your area who specialize in personal injury law and have experience working with Indian casinos. You can also ask for referrals from friends or family members who have had similar experiences. Be sure to schedule a consultation with the lawyer to discuss your case and their experience handling cases similar to yours.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: you need to search for a PI lawyer in your area with a knowledge of Indian Law.

s/he will be dealing with the Tribal Council for approval of any settlement......if you can establish liability.

a lawyer needs more facts.......did doc's confirm food poisoning?

was there any other reason for your passing out?

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