Las Vegas has much to offer the millions of guests that come to experience Las Vegas. Certainly, dinner and a show are part of that entertainment. On a rare occasion, however, a night on the town can turn into a night of misery. Stage props designed for shock and awe can actually cause shock and awe. One would not imagine getting injured as a non-participating audience member, but it happens at performances and other casino shows. Lighting systems have fallen down on the heads of guests watching a performance. Cast members make errors in judgment causing physical injury to persons in their path. Circus acts miscalculate. Negligence happens at Las Vegas shows.
We have represented victims in just about every imaginable show, from male review shows to the French Burlesque. With nearly eight Cirque Du Soleil shows performing nightly, often multiple times, the risk of injury can be great not only to the performers, but to unsuspecting guests. Naturally, you don’t expect these professional stunts to go awry, but show performance injuries happen at hotels. It is estimated that the Cirque circus has over 3,700 employees worldwide–imagine some of the accidents. Some of the names of the shows at the Casino Resorts include: Ka, Le Reve, Mystere, “O”, Zummanity, Love, Chris Angel’s Believe, The Beatles themed, “Love” Show, and many others are in the works. Many of the artists who perform are from other countries including China and Eastern Europe. The Cirque headquarters however are in Canada. Wikipedia estimates that over 9,000 people see a Cirque show every night in Las Vegas, Nevada–that’s a lot of potential victims!
Other Shows like the Blue Man Group where objects are projected into the audience can have obvious injuries. Shows involving dancers who lose their balance and fall on audience members can cause serious injuries. Crazy Horse, Danny Ganz, David Copperfield, Chippendales, the American Storm productions, The Thunder From Down Under, UFC fights, and Boxing matches all draw major crowds. We have had male review dancers who have gotten a little to close. We’ve represented people that have been hit in the face, from such objects as soccer balls to water balloons.
Other Venues also host musical entertainment where injuries have occurred. Rock concerts and Rodeos include other events were audience injury may occur. The Joint at the Hardrock Hotel and Casino, The Pearl at the Palms Resort, The Cox Pavilion at UNLV, the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the Thomas and Mack Center, and the Sam Boyd Silver Bowl have all hosted major concert events. If you were injured at any of these events through no fault of your own, call Benson & Bingham today for a free consultation.