Woman in her 60s Falls, Dies from Injuries in Staircase Incident
Las Vegas is famed for its casino hubbub and the casinos’ fancy floorplans. On the Las Vegas Strip, one resort after another stands out for its unique architecture, lavish landscaping, and intricate stairways. But these flights of stairs can mean not just panache but also peril, as evidenced in the case of a 63-year-old woman who is thought to have died due to injuries from a staircase accident.
The woman was found unconscious and face-down yesterday in her front yard immediately outside her home. She later died of her injuries at a hospital where she was taken for treatment. Police originally suspected foul play and began a homicide investigation, but an autopsy revealed that her injuries were consistent with having fallen from the porch’s front steps and sustaining a fatal injury.
For tourists visiting Nevada casinos, taking the stairs may be an essential element of the overall casino’s thematic experience. But if staircases are not properly maintained or kept clear of obstacles, the casino may face premises liability if a visitor is injured due to the conditions. Other shortcomings in maintenance or cleaning procedures can lead to slip and fall injuries, such as when a hard-floored area is mopped, left wet, and not properly identified with signage. In extreme cases, there can even be wrongful death from a casino accident.
If you or a loved one have been hurt as a result of a casino’s oversights or negligence, contact us right away for a free consultation about your Nevada casino accident. We will help you unpack the details of your case and outline some of your options for compensation or litigation. We have offices in Summerlin and in downtown Las Vegas to serve you.