Stadiums & Arenas We Handle
Our team has extensive experience handling personal injury cases at major sports stadiums in Las Vegas, including:
- Allegiant Stadium: Home of the Las Vegas Raiders, this state-of-the-art stadium hosts NFL games, concerts, and other events.
- T-Mobile Arena: This popular venue features concerts, UFC fights, and is the home of the Vegas Golden Knights.
- MGM Grand Arena: A versatile entertainment venue, MGM Grand Arena hosts boxing matches, concerts, and various special events.
- Las Vegas Ballpark: Home to the Las Vegas Aviators, this modern ballpark also hosts concerts and other sporting events.
- Thomas & Mack Center: A multi-purpose arena that hosts college basketball games, concerts, and other major events.
- Michelob Ultra Arena: This arena, located within the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, hosts concerts, conferences, and sporting events.
- Las Vegas Motor Speedway: A popular destination for motorsports fans, hosting NASCAR races and other high-speed events.
- Cashman Field: A historic venue that has hosted minor league baseball games, soccer matches, and various community events.
Types of Stadium/Arena Injury Claims
At Morris Injury Law, we handle a wide range of personal injury claims related to stadium accidents, including:
- Slip and falls: Wet floors, uneven surfaces, and poorly maintained walkways can lead to serious injuries.
- Auto accidents: Occurring in the parking lot/garage/structures, including Uber & Lyft accidents.
- Pedestrian accidents: Crossing the street.
- Wrongful death: In the most tragic cases, stadium accidents can result in the loss of a loved one.
- Negligent security: Stadium owners have a duty to provide adequate security to protect patrons from potential harm.
- Assault: Violence between attendees or altercations with staff members can lead to severe injuries.
- Sexual assault: Stadiums must ensure a safe environment for all patrons, and they may be held liable for incidents of sexual assault.
- Staff negligence: Stadium employees must adhere to safety protocols, and their negligence can result in accidents and injuries.
- Unmarked safety hazards: Failure to properly mark or address hazards like broken railings or inadequate lighting can lead to injuries.
- Violence from another attendee or employee: In some cases, stadium owners can be held liable for injuries caused by the actions of other patrons or staff members.
Assuming Risk as an Event Spectator
When you attend a sports event as a spectator, there is an inherent risk of injury. This is because sports events can be fast-paced, unpredictable, and involve physical contact between participants. As a result, event attendees are often required to assume some level of risk when attending a sports event.
Imagine that you are attending a hockey game as a spectator. During the game, a puck flies into the stands and hits you, causing a head injury. As a spectator at a hockey game, it is understood that there is a risk of pucks flying into the stands and causing injuries. Therefore, as a spectator, you are assumed to have assumed some level of risk of injury.
However, this assumption of risk does not necessarily absolve the hockey team or arena from responsibility for your injury. The team and arena have a duty to take reasonable steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as installing protective netting or warning spectators of potential hazards. If they fail to take these reasonable steps, they may be found negligent and held responsible for your injuries.
If you have been injured as a spectator at a sports event, it’s important to speak with a personal injury attorney to determine whether you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. An experienced Las Vegas attorney can help you evaluate the circumstances surrounding your injury and determine whether negligence on the part of the event organizers or other parties may have played a role in your injury.
Do I Need an Attorney?
While it is possible to file a lawsuit for a personal injury sustained at a sports arena on your own, it is highly recommended that you seek the guidance of a personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected. Here are some reasons why you may need an attorney like the team at Morris Injury Law:
- Legal Expertise: Personal injury lawsuits involve complex legal procedures and require an understanding of the legal system. An attorney can provide the necessary legal expertise and guidance to help you understand your legal options and build a strong case.
- Negotiation Skills: In many cases, personal injury lawsuits are settled outside of court. An attorney can negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
- Access to Resources: Personal injury lawsuits can be expensive and time-consuming. An attorney can provide access to resources that may not be available to you on your own, such as expert witnesses, medical professionals, and investigators.
- Statute of Limitations: The statute of limitations is the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries. An attorney can ensure that your lawsuit is filed within the statute of limitations.
- Contingency Fees: Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that they only get paid if you win your case. This can help to alleviate the financial burden of pursuing a lawsuit.
How Morris Injury Law Can Help
Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly to investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf. We understand the complexities of stadium injury claims and will navigate the legal process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
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If you or a loved one has been injured at a Las Vegas sports stadium, it’s important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.