Philadelphia hasn’t always been the home of casinos, never mind multiple options for those looking to be entertained by gambling and other activities. However, since 2010 the Sugar House Casino has provided one gambling destination in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Sugar House Casino is a gambling and entertainment destination located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The casino is located along the Delaware River in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. The casino is so-named because it occupies the site of the former Jack Frost sugar refinery.
The Sugar House Casino draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each and every year. For the vast majority of these visitors, their trip is completed without issue or injury. However, at any location where large numbers of people gather, there is the potential for injury. This injury risk can be exacerbated if patrons and casino guests act in an unsafe or unruly manner. Furthermore, the risk of injury can also be exacerbated when an entertainment facility fails to plan adequately for the expected crowds, does not perform required maintenance, or otherwise does not protect its guests from an unreasonable risk of bodily injury or death.
The personal injury lawyers of Reiff & Bily are committed to representing individuals injured at casinos and entertainment complexes. If you have suffered a serious injury due to another’s negligence or disregard for your well-being call (215) 274-0072 today or contact us online.
Potential Reasons for Accidents at a Casino Entertainment Complex
While casinos offer a fun, typically safe, and enjoyable location for friends and family members to spend time and gamble, the casino facility owes its guests certain obligations. Chief among those obligations is to avoid subjecting guests to defective conditions by timely addressing these dangerous issues by making a repair or, at minimum, providing guests with a warning so that they can avoid the risk.
Casinos and all facilities typically endeavor to protect their guests from known risks on the premises. However, in certain cases the actions of a fellow patron can make the risk more pronounced and more likely to cause serious injury. In other circumstances, a lapse in the casino’s oversight of the facility can lead to significant and life-altering injury or death. Potential risks can include problems created due to insufficient maintenance.
For instance, a casino may fail to address a defective or malfunctioning escalator. The lurching on the escalator caused by a lack of maintenance or a defect can make it more likely the riders will fall or trip. In other circumstances the problem may involve:
- A stairwell or passageway that has insufficient lighting. The lack of lighting can increase the likelihood of a slip and fall accident.
- A parking area that is not guarded or well lit. Aside from an increased fall risk, an unsecured space of this type may fail to prevent a violent attack or some other crime from being committed against a guest.
- A cracked sidewalk or pathway can also increase the risk of a trip and fall accident.
- A defective chair or stool can collapse causing the guest to fall to the ground.
A sign that is not properly secured can fall from many feet in the air. If the sign strikes patrons standing below, injuries can be catastrophic.
Unfortunately, a lack of needed maintenance isn’t the only reason that can increase the odds of a personal injury event at a casino. A casino that fails to correctly anticipate crowd levels for an event and take necessary precautions can significantly increase the odds of an injury. For instance, if a famous celebrity is known to be making a casino-sponsored appearance, but the facility takes no steps to manage the increased crowds the risk of injury increases dramatically.
Call an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia
If you have been seriously injured in an accident that occurred at Sugar House casino or at a different casino in Pennsylvania, the experienced personal injury lawyers of Reiff & Bily can fight for you. We understand that a serious injury often results in significant medical bills, rehabilitative expenses, lost earnings, and other serious consequences. We work to hold the party or parties responsible for your injuries financial responsible for the damage they inflict. To schedule a free and confidential personal injury consultation call (215) 274-0072 today.