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Roof Partially Collapses in Gardena Casino, 11 People Injured

A not-so-lucky incident occurred in Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino – located in Gardena, California on Monday morning (July 15, 2019). The roof at the popular casino located at 1045 Rosecrans Avenue partially collapsed shortly after 10 a.m. The roof collapsed on a 15-by-24-foot area down in the lobby; there was no evidence of fire. A total of 11 people were harmed – 10 people sustained minor injuries and one person suffered moderate injuries. The Los Angeles County Fire Department revealed that 7 of the 11 injured parties were taken to the hospital. There are no other details surrounding the specific injuries that the victims sustained. The casino was closed for the remainder of the day as the premises was assessed. Although the area has been determined to be safe, there is no estimate of when the Casino could reopen to the public. The Lucky Lady casino typically operates 24/7. The cause of the partial roof collapse is still unclear and remains under investigation. An inspector with the fire department, Brian Stevens, claimed that the casino did not have recent construction or repair work on the property. Casino representatives claim have not confirmed whether they were aware of previous signs of problems with the ceiling. Roof Partially Collapses in Gardena Casino, 11 People Injured Although the casino is neither confirming nor denying whether they were aware of any issues with the ceiling, Michael Lee, a casino player who was in the casino the night before, has made claims that allude to the casino being aware of problems with the roof. While he was in the casino, he noticed an area in the lobby was blocked off. Casino personnel claimed that they had a problem with the ceiling. The casino guest claims that the table in which they were playing was moved a few feet to the side. He decided to leave after noticing that the playing table was shaking.

The Most Important Question

After such a devastating incident, the most important question is probably the following: is Lucky Lady casino liable for the harm that victims suffered? The answer to this question depends on whether or not personnel at the casino were aware of any problems in the roof. So far, the casino is not confirming whether they were aware of problems with the roof. If the casino knew or should have known of the problem with the roof, they could be held accountable for all the harm suffered as a result of the partial roof collapse. Even if casino representatives claim that they had no idea of any preexisting issues with the roof (which seems unlikely due to the claims made by the casino player based on his experience from the night before), you could take legal action.

About Premise Liability

Premise liability is based on the fact that property owners have a specific duty of care towards their guests. All property owners have the duty of care to ensure that their premises remain safe and free of hazards at all time. They must take reasonable actions to identify and address hazards promptly. Given that the property owner is aware of the dangerous condition and that the dangerous condition is not completely obvious to guests, the property owner must at least warn guests of the hazard. Unfortunately, property owners often breach their duty of care to their guests. They fail to address the hazard, and they fail to warn their guests of the hazard. Both failing to address the hazard and failing to warn guests of the existence of the hazard are breaches of duty that could result in the hazard posing a severe threat to guests (including a threat of suffering injuries). When a breach of duty directly leads to innocent victims suffering harm, property owners can be accused of negligence and found liable for all the harm that victims suffered. If you would like to learn more about premise liability, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts as soon as possible.

Do You Have the Right to Sue Lucky Lady Casino?

Do you have the right to pursue a premise liability claim against the casino? Your right to sue is based on negligence. As discussed above, property owners owe you a specific duty of care. When they breach their duty of care resulting in an incident that causes harm, they can be accused of negligence. If the harm that you suffered can be directly connected to the negligence of a property owner, you will have the right to sue. Did you sustain injuries during the partial roof collapse at the Lucky Lady casino in Gardena? Without a doubt, the only way you could have been aware of the hazard that the roof posed to your wellbeing would have been directly through the property owner – with warning signs or closed-off areas, for example. If the property owner failed to warn you of the hazard and you suffered any sort of harm, you could pursue a claim. Depending on the specific details of your claim, you will likely have the right to sue Lucky Lady for the harm that you suffered.

Do You Have the Right to Receive Compensation?

If you suffered harm during the casino roof collapse, could you be eligible to recover compensation? Your right to recover compensation is based on whether your claim was successful. If your claim reaches a successful outcome, you could be eligible to receive some of the following types of compensation:
  • Medical expenses: compensation for all medical expenses associated with the incident
  • Lost wages: compensation for all income lost as a direct result of the incident
  • Pain and suffering: compensation for the mental and emotional distress directly caused by the incident
  • Punitive damages: compensation awarded as a form of punishment towards the defendant (to reduce the likelihood of similar incidents from reoccurring)
And in the case of death, surviving family members could also be compensated for the following:
  • Funeral and burial costs: compensation for all costs associated with services after death
  • Loss of consortium: compensation for the loss of ability to have a normal, family relationship with the victim
If you would like to learn more about the specific type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your claim reaches a successful outcome, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the premise liability experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. Our experts are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. If you would like our lawyers to fight for your right to be compensated, do not hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience.

How Long Do You Have to File a Claim?

All claims are subject to a specific deadline. Although the specific circumstances of the harm that you suffered could make you eligible to pursue a claim, it is possible to lose the right to sue based on the failure to take action within the appropriate amount of time. To avoid losing the right to sue, you must ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the statute of limitations that applies to your claim. A statute of limitations is a deadline that determines the length of time available to file a claim. In general, the statute of limitations that applies to claims depends on the type of claim being pursued. In most cases, specific details of the claim can toll or extend the time that claimants have to file their claims. In California, personal injury claims (such as premise liability claims) are generally subject to a 2-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants in the state of California will only have 2 years to take legal action (remember that it is possible for this deadline to change based on the specific details of your claim). If you would like to learn more about the specific deadline that applies to your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the knowledgeable premise liability attorneys at Downtown L.A. Law Group – we are ready to ensure that you file your claim on time.

Seek Legal Assistance Today

Were you or a member of your family injured in the unfortunate incident that occurred in the Lucky Lady casino? If you or a member of your family were harmed in the partial roof collapse that occurred Monday morning, you might have grounds to take legal action. If you would like to learn more about the possibility of pursuing a claim against the Lucky Casino in Gardena, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. More specifically, you should seek the legal guidance of the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling variety of claims, including premise liability claims. At our law firm, we believe that the parties liable for the harm that innocent victims suffer should always be held accountable for their actions. Is Lucky Lady casino liable for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered? If you would like to learn more about establishing liability for the harm that you suffered as well as your right to pursue a claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance at our firm as soon as possible. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we believe that all victims should have access to legal assistance. Because of that, our firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to provide you with all the information that you might need to start or continue your claim. Our experts will answer your questions and address all your concerns – while guiding you towards reaching a successful claim outcome. Would you like to benefit from our free legal services? If so, do not hesitate to contact our law firm and request to schedule a free consultation or free second opinion. Unfortunately, many people fail to take legal action because they are afraid of expensive legal fees. At our firm, our free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee – a guarantee that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees. Our firm is also based on a foundation of contingency; therefore, our clients will never be required to pay anything until after their claims reach the successful outcomes that they deserve. We hope that our free legal services and the guarantee that you will never be required to pay anything until you win your claim encourages you to seek legal assistance with our legal team. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our personal injury experts, do not hesitate to contact our firm to meet our lawyers.

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