The California Casino Injury Lawyer

the california casino injury lawyers


If you have been injured at any casino including The California you need an experienced lawyer to help you navigate your case and get you the settlement you deserve.

Richard Harris has been helping clients gain settlements against big casino owners and operators for over 40 years.

Our staff of expert lawyers has recovered Billions in settlements for our clients over the years.

If you’re worried about filing a claim and the cost then call us for details.

The Richard Harris Law Firm works on a contingency basis, meaning we take no money up front.

Our fees are based on the settlement after we win your case.

Our staff is available for a free consultation 24/7, call The Richard Harris Law Firm today.


Common Injuries at The California Casino?

There is a common thread when referring to the types of injuries at hotel casinos.

It doesn’t matter where they are or how many rooms they have, the types of injuries are always the same.

The most common hotel casino injuries including at The California are:

  • Food Poisoning– Casinos have many food outlets that sometimes are open 24 hours a day. This leaves plenty of room for error from receiving, handling and preparing food improperly. To receive food that is not up to health codes standards or even outside debris contaminating food. These are all typical reasons for food poisoning.

  • Slip and Falls– This is the most common injury in any hotel casino. Slip and fall accidents happen for a variety of reasons including wet floors, broken tile or ripped carpet, uneven floors and broken furniture are all reasons for slip and fall injuries at The California Hotel.

  • Elevator or Escalator accidents– These incidents usually happen from poorly maintained equipment or faulty equipment causing guests to be stuck in elevators or fall due to being stuck on an escalator.

  • Assaults- Guest assaults  usually happen because of lack of security being around for guests safety. Assaults take place in hotel hallways, parking garages and in the case of The California on Fremont Street.

  • Shuttle Bus Accidents– Most hotels and casinos in Las Vegas offer shuttle service to and from the airport or to attractions as a courtesy of the guests. If the shuttle is not maintained properly or the driver is not trained properly then an accident can occur.


These are just a few of the incidents that are common in any hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

If you have been injured at any hotel including The California then you need a lawyer with experience dealing with big casino owners.

Richard Harris has been winning settlements against casinos in Las Vegas for over 40 years.


Injuries at The California Hotel and Casino?

It can be a very confusing experience to determine who is ultimately responsible when you are injured at a hotel casino.

There are many things to take into consideration, like were you in a hotel operated area or were you in an area operated by another company like a restaurant that leases space from the casino.

Maybe you were hurt in an elevator that is maintained by another company.

If the maintenance wasn’t performed properly and you’re injured, who is responsible: the maintenance company, the elevator manufacturer or the casino owners?

This can be a daunting experience to figure out.

After you’re injured you should contact a legal expert who can help you sort out who responsible.

There may be multiple parties involved in your claim.

You may even have to take some responsibility for the events of your accident.

The Richard Harris Law Firm will investigate your injury claim against The California and determine who is at fault.


How Long to File a Claim Against Casino

Nevada has a statute of limitations that states that most personal injury victims have two years to file a claim.

This means that your claim must be filed within two years to the day of the accident or injury.

There are a few exceptions that relate to age but basically this rule applies to most cases.

Failing to file your claim within the statute of limitations may eliminate your chance to recover any damages for your injuries no matter who is at fault.


compensation from casino injury

What Compensation Can I Recover?

Every casino injury case is different and any personal injury lawyer will tell you that compensation is as different as the cases themselves.

There is however some compensation that is common among personal injury cases:

Medical Expenses– including initial treatment, prescriptions, physical therapy and future medical expenses.

Lost Wages– if you are unable to work due to your injuries then you can recover any wages, salaries, bonuses, and tips that you would have earned but due to your injuries and you can’t.

Pain and Suffering– the more severe the injury or accident the more pain and suffering award you may receive.

Punitive Damages– to punish the negligent party for gross negligence that could has been avoided.

Hiring a law firm like Richard Harris can make sure you get the settlement you deserve for your injuries at The California hotel and casino.

The California Casino in Downtown Vegas

Over the years Downtown Las Vegas and Fremont Street have become just as important as the strip and offer another side to Vegas.

Fremont Street and all the hotel casinos along Fremont are properties with long histories that have been staples in Vegas for decades.

This includes The Plaza, and The California are just some of the names and let’s not forget The Golden Nugget or The D ( previously Fitzgerald’s) on the other end of Fremont Street.

The irony of The California is that it has focused on the Hawaiian Market, offering packages from the Islands and it is estimated that 80-90% of visitors that visit from Hawaii stay at a Boyd gaming property.

Boyd gaming has owned The California since it opened in 1975 and Boyd has been credited with building the Hawaiian Market in Las Vegas.

In 1989 a craps player rolled the dice for three hours and six minutes without losing, coining the term The Golden Arm.

Imagine flying from Hawaii to visit Vegas and staying at The California only to get injured while on vacation either at The California or on Fremont Street?

Even if you are visiting from Hawaii The Richard Harris Law Firm can represent you if you are hurt at The California.

You need a local lawyer to represent you even if you live in Hawaii, only a local attorney can represent you if you are injured at a casino in Las Vegas.