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Dallas’s American Airlines Center is the venue for a range of sports events, concerts, and other activities. Home to both the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA and the Dallas Stars of the NHL, the stadium has seen some of the greatest sporting moments in our city’s history.
Unfortunately, though, it’s not always fun and games. Our firm frequently works with clients who have sustained serious injuries from accidents at the arena.
If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you’ll need the help of a seasoned attorney to seek compensation and get your life back on track.
As personal injury lawyers, we spend a lot of time negotiating with insurance companies and building strong cases on behalf of our clients. However, that’s not all we do.
Our work begins when accident victims visit us for a free initial consultation. During that first appointment, we can quickly assess whether you have a viable claim on your hands. If you do, we’ll get to work on building your case right away; if not, we’ll tell you directly. Remember, you’ll never owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you, so there’s no risk in coming to see us and telling us your story.
After we file a lawsuit on your behalf, the discovery process can begin. This involves the transfer of evidence between your legal team and that of the defendant in your case. There may be depositions during this part of the process.
Your case will likely conclude in one of two ways: through a negotiated settlement or via a court ruling following a trial before a judge and jury. The majority of the cases we deal with end with a settlement. This is less costly, time-consuming, and stressful for you, and it ensures that you emerge from the case with compensation. However, if the defendant is unwilling to agree to an acceptable settlement, we won’t hesitate to take your case to court.
It’s important to realize that there is a significant interpersonal element in the work we do. Clients often come to us in a highly distressed state, having suffered serious injuries that have limited their enjoyment of life, derailed their careers, and saddled them with massive expenses. Furthermore, the party that caused the incident may be uncooperative, greatly complicating the situation. If you come to us in circumstances like these, you can be sure we’ll treat you with the utmost compassion.
Dangerous incidents can arise in a large variety of ways at the American Airlines Center, but there are a few types of accidents that our attorneys deal with over and over again.
These are among the most common accidents that cause injuries in the American Airlines Center. Risk factors for slips and falls include:
Both pedestrian accidents and collisions between vehicles happen relatively regularly at the American Airlines Center. Cars move in and out of parking lots in large concentrations at the beginning and end of events; the more vehicles there are moving closely together, the higher the likelihood of accidents.
Factors that increase the risk of parking lot accidents include:
Attendees at sports events tend to get excited easily. When venue staff fail to effectively manage crowd flow, a serious risk of accidents arises. Stampedes and trampling carry serious dangers. If you get pushed to the ground in the middle of a large rush of people, you might suffer broken bones, head injuries, lacerations, and other types of extremely damaging physical harm.
Inadequate security measures may also contribute to this risk.
Premises liability is a cause of action that refers to a property owner’s responsibility for injuries that someone sustains on their premises due to unsafe conditions. In essence, owners and managers have a duty to ensure that their properties are reasonably safe for visitors. If they fail to do so, they may be held legally accountable for any injuries that result from this failure. At Crain Brogdon, premises liability is one of the areas we capably handle.
Responding to an accident at the American Airlines Center (AAC) can be daunting because of crowds and the general noise and bustle of your surroundings. However, if you manage to keep a cool head, you can improve your situation by taking a few simple steps.
Various different individuals and entities may be liable in an accident that occurs at the American Airlines Center, depending on the circumstances of what happened.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit after an accident at AAC?
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases, which means you have two years from the date of the incident that caused your injury to file a lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, you will generally lose your chance to recover compensation.
Can I still claim if I was partially at fault for the accident?
Texas follows a modified comparative fault system, meaning you can potentially recover damages even if you’re partly at fault. However, your compensation might be reduced.
I lost an item of property. Can the AAC be held responsible?
The AAC has policies about lost or stolen items that you technically agree to when buying tickets. The venue likely will not be liable for lost personal belongings unless you can prove there was negligence on its part.
Are there specific areas in the AAC more prone to accidents?
While the AAC aims to maintain a safe environment throughout, areas with high foot traffic, such as entrances, concourses, and restroom areas, might have a higher potential for accidents, especially if there’s a spill or obstruction.
The American Airlines Center has been the setting for some of the most memorable moments in the cultural history of Dallas. Sadly, however, it has also seen some horrific accidents.
If you’ve been the victim of such an accident, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Contact us today to discuss your potential right to compensation. You can reach us via our online contact form or over the phone at (214) 522-9404.
Robert D. Crain is a nationally renowned personal injury attorney who has been included in lists such as U.S. News’ Best Lawyers in America. Additional publications often include Rob on their “Best Lawyers” lists, including Texas Monthly and D Magazine. As a testament to his excellence, he is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. [ Attorney Bio ]