Can I Hold a Casino Liable For an Injury?

By Peter DePaolis

According to the Washington Business Journal, a D.C. man has filed a lawsuit against Cordish Cos. Inc., the developer of Maryland Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, for $150,000 after a roulette wheel ball injured him in a casino accident.

The news source reported that the man filed the lawsuit last November in the U.S. District Court for D.C. and that recently the judge overseeing the case denied a motion by the defense to dismiss it.

The man claims that he was playing roulette in 2013 when an employee operating the machine negligently caused a wheel’s ball to go airborne and strike him in the eye at a high velocity.

He claims that after the incident, he became disoriented and casino employees escorted him to a room with a bench and placed liquid drops in his eye, despite a “prominent contusion.”

The man claims that he then began to suffer blurred vision and lost his coordination, falling into a door. He says that after falling, he lost consciousness and needed treatment at a hospital. He alleges that he suffered a concussion and still experiences “post-traumatic headaches.”

Why is it Smart to Have a Casino Accident Investigated by an Attorney?

As this case shows, if you are injured in a casino, you can hold it liable. Casino operators have a duty to ensure the safety and security of their guests. This includes properly maintaining building structures and equipment, and keeping all areas hazard-free.

Our Maryland injury attorneys hold business owners liable if they do not maintain their premises and/or their negligence results in injuries to guests.

You can visit our social media sites to read more about your legal rights following an injury accident.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland Injury Attorneys


About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.