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Trial against David Copperfield and MGM Grand Casino begins

Georgia fans of star magician David Copperfield might be interested in a slip and fall lawsuit that is pending against Copperfield and the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. A jury trial began in the case on April 13.

The lawsuit was filed by a British tourist who was randomly selected from the audience to participate in a disappearing act. The man claims that he was injured during the act in a slip and fall accident. The incident reportedly happened on Nov. 12, 2013, and the lawsuit was filed in 2014.

According to the complaint, the man was seated on a platform before he left the stage by traveling along a planned route that included hallways and an outdoor area. The man reportedly fell when he neared an outside door through which he could regain entry. The man is arguing that being rushed through an unfamiliar route combined with debris from construction caused him to fall. The defendants are arguing that the man simply missed a step and that his fall was not the result of negligence. The plaintiff alleges that he has incurred more than $400,000 in medical costs related to his fall.

When people are injured in preventable accidents while they are legally on the property of others, the property owners may be liable to compensate them for their losses. When property owners fail to maintain their premises in a condition that is reasonably safe, they may be deemed to be negligent. Premises liability lawyers may review potential claims to determine whether sufficient grounds exist for a lawsuit. If they do, they may file complaints on their clients' behalf.

Source: Claims Journal, "Trial begins in slip and fall case focused on David Copperfield show", Regina Cano, April 16, 2018

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