Woman Awarded $775K After Tripping at Casino

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A woman who tripped on a speed bump at a Nevada casino has been awarded $775,000.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the Nevada Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to uphold the judgment against Harrah's casino in Laughlin, Nev.

Alice Swanson has been seeking compensation since 2007, when she tripped and fell on a speed bump and injured her shoulder. The Yuma, Ariz., resident said she had been visiting the casino an hour south of Las Vegas for 20 years.

She said the bump was too high and a jury agreed. Jurors awarded her $375,000 for past pain and suffering and $400,000 for pain and suffering in the future.

Harrah's appealed, and said the jury verdict should be overturned because of a lack of evidence

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