Snow Removal Consulting for Casinos
Premises liability claims are commonplace in the United States, and they can cost a business owner millions of dollars in an instant. While some enterprises are willfully negligent, many companies, especially small businesses, simply overlook the potential for litigation. Anyone who lives in cold weather understands to take care while walking or driving on ice, and yet slip and fall accidents continually occur. It’s almost a certainty that snow removal consulting will come into play in the Parx Casino case unfolding in Pennsylvania.
Slip and Fall May Cost Parx Casino More Than $50,000
The parties involved in the Parx Casino case have been relatively tight-lipped so far. However, it is known that a gentleman who visited the casino on February 11, 2014 slipped on ice at the venue’s entrance and was injured. The plaintiff is asking the court to award funds for his pain and suffering, plus more than $50,000 for:
- Impairment of bodily function
- Permanent and serious disfigurement
- Aggravation of pre-existing conditions
- Ongoing medical care
- Loss of professional earning capacity
Could an Expert Witness in Snow Removal Help the Defense?
There are a lot of factors that are used to determine if a business was negligent in regard to deicing. The jury will likely want to hear from an expert witness in snow removal; because he will be able to demonstrate what steps should have been taken to protect the injured man, and also whether the casino followed standard safety protocols.
Could Snow Removal Consulting Have Prevented the Incident?
At this point, Parx Casino is arguing that the plaintiff filed his case in the wrong jurisdiction. Whether this is a sign that the casino can’t defend its position, or if this is part of the company’s legal strategy remains to be seen. It’s possible the business already utilized a snow removal consultant, and it will be a key defense piece during the trial. On the other hand, it’s possible that the casino could have avoided the legal situation altogether if it hired an expert to begin with, and headed his advice.
What Will the Outcome of the Trial Be?
Nobody knows what a jury will decide in advance, and it’s also possible that both parties will settle before the case goes that far. A large company like Parx will likely weather the storm, even if the plaintiff is awarded the entire sum he’s asking for, whereas a small business might not be able to survive a single slip and fall case.