Sahara Casino Injury Lawyers

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The Sahara and other casinos typically have large insurance policies that are there in case a guest gets injured on the property.

Although the insurance company and the casino owners have the money to pay out compensation claims when someone is injured, they benefit from collecting premiums from the casino and minimizing payouts.

The insurance companies will work hard to limit the amount of money you receive from your injuries.

In some cases they may even deny your claim altogether.

If you have been injured at The Sahara due to negligence, you need an experienced casino injury attorney with the power and knowledge to stand up to the large casino operators and their insurance companies.

The Richard Harris Law Firm has over 40 years of experience in dealing with large casino operators like The Sahara and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and advocate for financial relief on your behalf.

If you had a slip and fall, injured by security, or even got hurt in an elevator, we urge you to call us for a Free consultation.


Common Injuries at The Sahara Casino

Like any other hotel casino The Sahara has a lot of foot traffic, meaning the amount of people just walking through the casino area is large.

That doesn’t even include the guest and employees.

Even with the best safety practices in place, accidents and injuries happen all the time based on volume alone.

Some of the most common injuries we see at casino hotels are:

  1. Slip and Falls- these are the most common injuries in any casino due to wet surfaces, broken or uneven floors or carpet any number of other things.

  2. Food Poisoning- just the volume of food put out at a casino restaurant or buffet can cause someone to become ill due to improper food handling or even debris in the food itself

  3. Pool related injuries- the pools at casinos have become a major revenue stream for hotels including beach clubs and pool parties. With many more people trying to beat the Vegas heat, the pools are areas that are packed with people and alcohol. The staff at the pools might not be trained properly or there might not be enough staff on hand.

  4. Assaults by other patrons or staff- let’s face it there is alcohol and gambling at casinos and this can cause a person to act out. Resulting in fight’s between patrons or perhaps a staff member is too rough in removing a patron.

  5. Shuttle Bus accidents- casinos like The Sahara often offer shuttle services to the airport and other tourist attractions as service to their guests. Sometimes the driver’s aren’t trained properly or the shuttle has not been maintained properly and accidents can happen. Even limo accidents can cause serious injury if you aren’t wearing a seat belt.


If you have been injured at The Sahara or any other casino in Las Vegas call The Richard Harris Law Firm today for a free case review.


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What Damages Can I Recover From a Casino Injury

After you have been injured in a casino you may be able to recover compensation for financial and non-financial losses, such as:

  • Lost wages- This includes all lost wages, salaries, tips and bonus that you would have earned but couldn’t because you were injured. Also any wages, salaries, tips and bonuses that you could have potentially earned in the future but not able to due your injuries.

  • Medical Expenses- This includes immediate medical care after the incident and any other medical treatments needed in the future. This includes emergency hospital visits, medications, physical therapy, and mental health services.

  • Pain and suffering- Depending on the extent of your injuries you may be able to be compensated for pain and suffering based on the negligence of the casino hotel.

  • Punitive Damages- Punitive Damages are designed to punish the negligent party for reckless or negligent behavior that caused the victims injury. Punitive damages can sometimes be three times higher than other damages.


Determining your financial losses is a pretty straightforward process.

These losses are calculated by using medical bills, pay stubs, and any other accident related expenses.

Non-financial losses like pain and suffering or punitive damages are more difficult to estimate.

Unlike financial losses these don’t have a fixed amount. An experienced attorney will be able to help you figure out these numbers.

Every injury in a casino is different and the compensation you can receive is also different depending on many factors including the severity of your injuries.

Filing a Casino Injury Claim

You should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident occurs.

Your lawyers can gather evidence and work on your case while the evidence remains fresh.

Most cases between an injured party and the casino or other negligent party are settled with negotiations, settlement talks aren’t always the way the case gets settled.

Insurance company adjusters might fight the claim or make a low ball offer to settle the claim quickly.

When this happens your attorney might suggest filing a lawsuit against the casino and any other parties deemed to be negligent.

There is a two year statute of limitations on personal injury claims, including casino injuries.

You have exactly two years from the date of the injuries to take legal action.

If you miss the deadline for any reason your case may be dismissed and you will lose any ability to seek compensation.

There are few exceptions to the statute of limitations , but it is best to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to learn about the statute limitations.

Sahara Casino History

The Sahara hotel and casino has a long history on the Las Vegas Strip.

Opened in 1952 it was one of the original resorts, the sixth resort to open to be exact.

The Sahara had originally opened with an African theme as most resorts at the time had a theme to them.

Over the years The Sahara has been bought and sold to many different casino operators and owners, the sordid history is too long to mention.

For a brief period The Sahara became The SLS casino hotel.

The SLS stood for “ style , luxury and service” and was meant to be a luxury brand that catered to Southern California residents.

The Sahara, once a grand hotel resort on the strip, experienced years of decline as larger and newer resorts like Caesar’s Palace opened and The Sahara didn’t have the funds to keep up with renovations and the times.

Even with all of the ups and downs over the years, with rebranding and renovations on August 29th of 2019 The Sahara was reopened as The Sahara as a nod to the old Las Vegas without the African theme however.

There are some references throughout the hotel of the original theme and the original Sahara hotel sign is now located at The Neon Museum.

The Sahara also has a sordid history of incidents including a homemade bomb placed by three men during an extortion attempt in 1967.

Several fires have taken place at the Sahara over the years.

The Sahara was even the site of a casino cheating scam that involved several employees.