Everything You Need To Know If You’re Injured At SB LVIII

Over the next four days, an expected half-million tourists will descend on Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Based on initial estimates, the Big Game is projected to be the most viewed live event of 2024 and the single-largest revenue generator for the City of Las Vegas, according to Tim Hentschel, CEO of HotelPlanner.

Even for a city as accustomed to massive events as Las Vegas, the magnitude of this year’s Super Bowl is on another level.

Unfortunately, larger events and larger crowds come with larger risks:

  • Significant increases in the number of drivers through the city (especially in and around the Strip)
  • Most hotels are at capacity, with many likely short-staffed
  • More rideshares on the roads as tourists attempt to get around
  • Significantly higher levels of pedestrian traffic throughout the city, with a particular concentration around the Strip and in/around Allegiant Stadium

The unfortunate reality is that, due to the massive crowds and staggering influx of tourists, the number of injuries suffered is likely to increase well above normal levels.

What Should I Do If I’m Injured In Las Vegas? 

If you or a loved one is injured while in Las Vegas for the Big Game, it is crucial to take the right steps to protect your rights to compensation. We’ve assembled a directory of resources below based on the nature of your accident and injury:

What About Slip & Fall Accidents In Hotels or Stadiums? 

Any time tens or hundreds of thousands of people are clustered together for an event, there is a higher-than-normal probability for slip & fall accidents. This occurs due to a number of factors, ranging from weather to staffing to maintenance/logistical challenges. If you are injured in a slip-and-fall while in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII, it is critical that you take the following steps:

    1. Seek Medical Attention: your health and well-being are the most important things – ensure you get the medical attention you need. Don’t downplay your injuries or attempt to “tough it out.” Slip-and-fall accidents regularly result in injuries that aren’t immediately obvious or painful – from internal bleeding, whiplash, and bone fractures to traumatic brain injuries and concussions. In many cases, the only way to properly diagnose and treat these injuries is with professional medical attention.
    2. Document The Scene with Photos and/or Videos: Take photos and/or videos of the scene where the incident took place, with particular attention to any hazards that may have contributed to the slip-and-fall. This could include poorly maintained facilities (like a broken step, a cracked/damaged floor, or a faulty railing/handrail), dangerous conditions (such as a leak, puddle of water, or damaged/non-functional light), or anything else (poor signage, low lighting, etc.). The more information you collect, the more likely your attorney will be able to identify the factors that contributed to your injury and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
    3. Note Cameras: Las Vegas is among the most watched cities in the world – so if you’re in a casino, hotel, parking garage, or street, odds are there are cameras nearby. Note any camera locations that may have captured the incident and take a photo of them. Your attorney can use this information later to request footage of the scene.
    4. Collect Witness Information: Obtain contact information (name, phone, email) from any witnesses to the incident. The statements from these individuals can be invaluable in building your case.
    5. Report The Incident: Inform the stadium and/or property staff of the incident. Ensure that an official report is filed, and ask for a copy of that report. In making your statements, be factual and straightforward, but limit details. Your attorney can conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that all factors that contributed to the incident are identified and those responsible are held accountable.
    6. Notify Your Insurance: Notify your health insurance company of the incident. Maintain documentation of all treatments, prescriptions, appointments, and other medical care received due to the incident. It is often helpful to maintain a pain journal that documents pain level, challenges (i.e., inability to complete activities or work, difficulty sleeping due to pain, etc.), and treatments received.
    7. Consult with a Nevada Personal Injury Attorney: Any claims brought for slip-and-fall injuries suffered in Las Vegas (including those at Allegiant Stadium or a specific property) must be filed by an attorney admitted to practice in Las Vegas, even if the injured individual resides in another state.

There’s no doubt that Super Bowl LVIII promises to be a historic event for the City of Las Vegas and for the 500,000+ people in town to experience it. The unfortunate consequence of such a massive event is the higher probability of injuries to visitors and spectators. Anyone in Las Vegas for the event must be aware of the risks posed both in hotels and on properties, at game-related events, and at the game itself if you or a loved one has the misfortune of being injured while at the Big Game (or another event), consult with an experienced, Las Vegas-based firm to navigate the complexities inherent in any personal injury case.

Frequently Asked Questions About Injuries Suffered at Super Bowl LVIII

Q: Can I sue Allegiant Stadium? 

A: Yes, if you suffered an injury at Allegiant Stadium, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the stadium. Whether or not that is an option will depend on the particulars of the incident you suffered, which is why it is imperative that you follow the steps listed above.

Q: Do I have to decide whether or not to file a lawsuit right away? 

A: No. Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for personal injury claims is two (2) years from the date the incident occurred. However, it is often preferable to act sooner, as crucial evidence – such as surveillance footage, witness recollections, and hazards – are often not preserved for that period of time.

Q: Who can be held responsible for an injury?

A: There are multiple parties who can be held responsible for an injury, depending on the specifics of the incident. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Stadium Ownership
  • Stadium Management
  • Property Ownership
  • Property Management
  • Security Personnel
  • Contractors
  • Event Organizers
  • Other Third-Party Operators

Q: What determines if I have a case? 

A: A strong slip-and-fall case typically demonstrates four (4) elements in a clear, compelling manner – though the particulars of every case are different:

  1. Duty of Care: There is an obligation on the part of the Responsible Party (refer to the list above) to ensure that patrons/participants/spectators are safe while at the venue.
  2. Breach of Duty of Care: There is evidence that the Responsible Party failed to maintain the Duty of Care, either by failing to maintain the facility, taking insufficient precautions to safeguard the well-being of guests, and/or failing to address an issue (such as a leak, spill, etc.) in a timely manner.
  3. Causation: There must be evidence that shows how the Breach of Duty of Care directly contributed to the injury.
  4. Damages: Finally, the incident must have resulted in real injuries or damages to the impacted parties – such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and/or loss of enjoyment/function.

Q: What are average settlements for slip-and-fall injuries?

A: There is significant variability in the settlements and verdicts for slip-and-fall incidents based on a number of factors – the type of injuries suffered, who the responsible parties are, the nature of the breach(es) of the Duty of Care, etc. That said, common settlement amounts range from $10,000 to $100,000, though this is just a general range. To get a more specific case value, please refer to our Personal Injury Calculator or get in touch with one of our attorneys.

Q: Do I really need a lawyer?

A: If you’ve been injured while at (or around) the Big Game, there’s no harm in speaking with an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney. If you don’t have a valid case, an experienced attorney can share that with you and save you hours of research. If you have a case, they’ll be able to help you navigate the complexities of filing a case – from identifying the responsible parties, collecting evidence, filing a complaint, and negotiating with either the responsible parties or their attorneys.

Sam & Ash offers free consultations for anyone injured during or around Super Bowl LVIII – simply fill out this form, and we’ll be in touch right away.

Author: Sam Mirejovsky

For more than 20 years, Sam Mirejovsky has been helping people who have been hurt due to negligence and wrongdoing. Bringing a client-centered approach to every case, Sam believes that getting the care you need and the justice you deserve is only achieved when you take the time to understand your client and their personal circumstances. This mindset has helped him change the landscape of personal injury law and recover millions of dollars for injured people and their families.