Injured at a Tribal Casino in Arizona?
Phoenix Injury Lawyers Pursuing Compensation from Tribal Entities
Injuries can occur at any place, including casinos. When these injuries do happen, many people expect that they will receive the proper level of care and support from those responsible. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. When it comes to injuries that happen at casinos, it can be even more challenging to obtain the fair level of compensation an individual deserves. Filing a claim against a tribal entity can be difficult, which is why you need a Phoenix personal injury lawyer who understands the situation to handle your case.
At Jones | Raczkowski, we can put our 25 years of experience and insight to work for your case. We know that there are complex laws that surround casinos owned by tribes, especially since tribes are sovereign entities with the right to self-government and sovereign immunity. We encourage you to fill out a free case evaluation to learn more about your rights and legal options.
How does sovereign immunity affect my case?
Due to sovereign immunity provided for tribes, and thus tribal entities such as casinos, it can be very difficult to pursue a lawsuit in state or federal court. The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 ultimately gave tribes the authority to charity organizations for economic profit. This means if a tribe creates a casino under the IRA, they are immune from civil lawsuits unless they or the government waives their immunity.
Most injury lawsuits are then played out in tribal court, which have many different and varying rules. This is why it is so important to have lawyer who understands how to adjust to these laws and still help you craft an effective claim in whatever court your case is handled in.
If you were injured due to any of the following at a tribe casino, come to us for help:
- Slip, trip or fall
- Assault or attack
- Faulty design or hotel room defects
- Defective stairs or uneven surfaces
- Pool or restaurant injuries
While it can be a very complex and unique situation to bring legal action against a tribal entity, you can be confident that your case is in good hands when you come to Jones | Raczkowski. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.