Q: My mother fell while at a Indian gaming casino and ɓroke her femur. She is 76 years old. Do we have a case for injury?
She was getting out of her seat in front of a slot machine and caught her foot on the chair next to her. The chairs are very heavy hard to move and only have about 6 to 8 inches apart.
A: She has to show some fault on the part of the casino. Having the chairs too close to each other to prevent egress might be a claim, but further research is required. Gaming casinos typically have a six month claims filing deadline, so do not delay in seeking an attorney with experience in that field.
Such a case is possible. How it occurred would have to be analyzed to see if the casino was negligent.
Additionally, bringing claims against casinos is a specialized area and you should consult with attorneys who are familiar with that.
A: In California, businesses, including casinos, have a duty to maintain a reasonably safe environment for their patrons. If your mother's injury was a result of the casino's negligence in providing safe conditions, such as improperly placed or spaced seating, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Given the specifics of your situation, it would be beneficial to consult with an attorney familiar with premises liability to review the details and advise on the potential merits of a case.
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