Las Vegas offers many world-class concert venues, such as the T-Mobile Arena, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Park Theater, the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. Although these facilities generally observe high safety standards, lapses do occur – and people get injured that way. If you are one of them, you might benefit from reading this post.

Common Causes of Accidents That Occur at Las Vegas Concerts

There is no absolute limit to the causes of accidents at Las Vegas concert venues. Below are just a fraction of them:

  • Alcohol or drug-related incidents
  • Burns from hot food or beverages
  • Collapsing stages
  • Electrical fires from faulty wiring
  • Falling objects
  • Fights or assaults
  • Fires and burns caused by pyrotechnic displays
  • Food poisoning
  • Heat exhaustion or dehydration
  • Loose cables or wires hanging from sound and lighting equipment
  • Overcrowding leading to suffocation or crushing injuries
  • Overzealous security personnel using excessive force
  • Parking lot traffic accidents
  • Poorly lit areas
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Spilled beverages
  • Stampedes or crowd surges
  • Uneven flooring

The cause of your concert accident might not be obvious–you might have to investigate.

If You Are Injured at a Concert: Steps to Take Before You Leave the Venue

Take the following steps immediately after your accident occurs: 

  • Move to a safe location if you are able to.
  • Report the accident to on-site security personnel and ask them to prepare a report.
  • Take photos of anything that might serve as evidence if you are able to. If not, have your friend(s) do so.
  • Seek medical attention.
  • Write down everything you can remember about the accident.

Don’t risk worsening your injuries just to complete these steps. That might give the other side a defense to use against you (“failure to mitigate damages”).

Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas

Just about any Las Vegas personal injury attorney will provide you with a free initial consultation. You might need a lawyer early on to advise you on how to avoid damaging your claim—by talking about it on social media, for example.

Gather Evidence

At a bare minimum, seek to gather the following evidence for your claim:

  • Your medical bills
  • Your medical records, including X-rays, MRIs, etc.
  • Witness contact information 
  • Photographs of the scene of your accident
  • Evidence of your lost earnings, such as a letter from your employer 
  • A copy of the accident report, if any

You might also get lucky with even more persuasive evidence–such as CCTV footage of the accident. 

Identify the At-Fault Party

Several parties may be liable for your concert injuries, including:

  • Event organizers and promoters
  • Venue owners and operators
  • Security companies
  • Performers and their management
  • Vendors and concessionaires
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Maintenance companies
  • On-site medical service providers
  • The city government
  • Other concert-goers

You can sue more than one defendant at a time, and you can commence settlement negotiations with more than one party at a time. Ultimately, most of your compensation is likely to come from an insurance company.

Proceed With Settlement or Litigation

Proceeding with the following actions will take you down one of two different roads: settlement or trial:

  • Send a demand letter to the opposing party
  • Commence negotiations
  • File a lawsuit if necessary
  • File court pleadings
  • Try mediation 
  • Reach a settlement or go to trial

The vast majority of personal injury claims reach settlement and never go to trial.

Pay Attention to the Nevada Statute of Limitations

In Nevada, most people have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Exceptions sometimes apply, however. If you miss the deadline, you will also likely lose the ability to negotiate a settlement. After all, where is your bargaining power if you can’t file a lawsuit?

Contact a Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer at Battle Born Injury Lawyers If You Were Injured at a Concert

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident in Las Vegas and you need legal assistance, contact our personal injury attorneys at Battle Born Injury Lawyers and schedule a free consultation with our legal team.

Battle Born Injury Lawyers
400 S 4th St Suite 290,
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 357-4868

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Las Vegas, NV 89135
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Reno, NV 89509, USA
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8540 S Eastern Ave #200
Henderson, NV 89123
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