Many people enjoy the thrill of winning money or prizes at a bingo hall. The game is often associated with the elderly, but there are people of all ages who look forward to yelling “Bingo!” when they manage to cover a row of numbers on their card. To accommodate bingo enthusiasts, there are places called bingo halls, which can operate out of churches, senior citizen centers, and other spaces for the community. Many cities also have game rooms with drinks and refreshments, where people can engage in bingo, poker, slots, and other games you would find at a casino.
Wherever you go to get your bingo fix, it’s essential that the property owners and organizers of the event take precautionary measures to protect participants from an injury. For example, they must ensure that cords, wires, and cables are properly secured and not out in the open, where someone can trip over them. People can also slip and fall down on stray cables and end up with devastating injuries to many parts of their body.
Were you injured from a slip and fall or trip and fall at a bingo hall from cables left behind by an employee, the property owner, or the organizers of a bingo event? DTLA Law Group is here to advise you of your rights and legal options, so please contact us at your earliest convenience.
Who can I Sue if I Fell Down from Stray Cables at a Bingo Hall?
If you fell down due to an act of negligence on a commercial property, the property owner is usually the party you would go after. This can be a business owner, a leasing company, or some other entity that is in charge of running and maintaining the premises. Under California law, these entities have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. That means owners and operators of a bingo hall are generally responsible if someone falls from cables that are not properly secured at a bingo hall.
Sometimes, liability can fall on another party, like a private company that’s organizing a bingo event. As you know, there are many organizations that raise funds for charity or host specially themed bingo parties. These people often bring in their own equipment and staff, which means they are in charge of ensuring that cords and cables are out of the way so that it’s unlikely someone will slip on or trip over them. In some situations, the victim may have reason to sue the event organizer, as well as the bingo hall owner.
Getting this right is crucial, as you want to maximize your chances of a favorable settlement award. We can help you determine exactly who is responsible for you being injured at a bingo hall. Then, we will take immediate action on a claim and fight to bring you the highest possible settlement.
How Badly can You be Injured from a Slip and Fall?
Bingo data converters, flashboards, and game pacers are just some of the electronics that are used to create an exciting bingo game experience. These pieces of equipment require cables and power cords, which can cause people to fall if they are left out in the open. Whether you trip over a wire or slip on a rounded cable, a fall-related accident can leave you with serious injuries, such as:
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- Deep cuts that lead to infections
- Head trauma, such as traumatic brain injury
- Back injury
- Neck / spinal cord damage
- Broken nose, leading to disfigurement and breathing problems
- Tearing of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments)
- Dislocated or fractured joints
- Broken tailbone
- Rupturing of the internal organs
- Hip fracture
- Chronic pain
A settlement or jury award for a personal injury lawsuit includes payment for numerous damages that are associated with the victim’s physical injuries and emotional trauma (in cases of serious injury). That’s why it’s important to learn about the damages you are entitled to, such as medical expenses, emotional distress, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. If we had to give an estimate range, we would say that the majority of cases at our law firm are settled for $75,000 to $2,000,000. But there are plenty of situations where payments fall below this range, while certain cases merit awards of $5,000,000 or more. To see what you can potentially end up with from a bingo hall fall accident lawsuit, call us to schedule a free case review.
How Soon can I Receive Payment from an Injury Claim?
Based on the complexity of your accident, the severity of your injuries and many other factors, it can take anywhere from a few months to several years to resolve a personal injury lawsuit. There is the possibility of reaching a settlement within a few weeks, but this usually happens in claims involving minor injuries. As many incidents of slip and falls and trip and falls result in serious, debilitating injuries, a timeline of 6 to 12 months is a realistic timeframe to settle these cases.
If a settlement with the defendant’s insurance company proves to be difficult, there is a small possibility of your case going to trial. In that case, it may take up to several years before you are compensated through a jury verdict. However, there are ways to reach a settlement even after the filing of a lawsuit, and this is precisely what happens for over 95% of all injury claims on commercial properties.
What is the Time Limit to File a Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Lawsuit?
As the victim of injury due to another party’s negligence, you have 2 years from the incident date to file a lawsuit. After two years have passed, you will most likely lose the right to a lawsuit, as the courts are very strict when it comes to the statute of limitations. That’s why it’s important to act right away if you have grounds to seek monetary damages from a property owner or anyone else that’s responsible for your injuries. We can initiate an accident claim on your behalf and ensure that you receive maximum payment for your monetary losses.
Contact a California Fall Injury Accident Attorney
No matter what type of hazard caused you to fall down at a bingo hall, there is no denying that these accidents result in serious injuries. We have seen people’s lives forever changed by a slip and fall or trip and fall incident, and that’s what motivates us to fight for our clients each and every day.
As a newly injured victim, we can provide you with a free case evaluation, which will allow you to make an informed decision on your available legal options. On the other hand, if you are in the middle of a claim and wish to obtain a free second opinion, one of our attorneys can meet with you for a private consultation.
Our law firm works on contingency, so you pay nothing out of pocket if you choose us to represent you in a fall accident injury claim. Our payment comes from the defendant, and that only happens if you receive payment from a successful trip and fall or slip and fall lawsuit. To hire us at no upfront cost under the Zero Fee Guarantee, contact our law firm and schedule a time to speak with a bingo hall accident injury attorney.