In 2007, the NBA held their All-Star Game in Las Vegas for the first time. The game was unique because it wasn’t being held in a city that currently had an NBA franchise, but instead was being held in America’s leisure capital. However, violence that weekend marred what could have been a signature event for the largest city in the Silver State. Two shootings occurred in the late hours of Sunday Evening/Monday morning. One occurred in the parking lot of the MGM grand, yet the injured man failed to press charges. The other shooting occurred at a Las Vegas strip club called Minxx. Three people were injured in the shooting, and one, former wrestler Tomas Urbanski had his spine severed, causing him to lose the use of his legs. If you have been involved in a Las Vegas spinal cord injury accident, Benson and Bingham can represent you in your personal injury case.
The shooting occurred when professional football running back Adam Pac Man Jones decided to make it rain in the club by throwing a significant amount of money in the air. After the money had fallen to the ground, dancers at the club began to pick up the money. Mr. Jones feared the dancers were intending to keep the money and allegedly grabbed the dancers hair. After slamming the dancer’s head on the stage, Mr. Jones was confronted by a club security guard and was asked to leave the premises. At the same time, Chris Mitchell, who worked for the club, left the premises with a trash bag full of approximately $81,000 and two expensive Beitling watches. As patrons were leaving the club after the incident, a person suspected of belonging to Mr. Jones entourage fired into the crowd, injuring three, including Mr. Urbanski. If you have suffered a significant back injury in Southern Nevada, Benson and Bingham can represent you in your Southern Nevada personal injury case.
This year, Mr. Urbanski was awarded $13 million in his personal injury lawsuit against Mr. Jones. Alleging his paralysis in the Clark County shooting was due to the NFL’s negligence in controlling Mr. Jones behavior, Mr. Urbanksi also filed suit against the National Football League. The case was originally thrown out of court in 2008 but an August 21st appeal by Mr. Urbanski led the Nevada Supreme Court to appoint a mediator in the case on August 30th.