Everyone has songs that mean something to them. These beautiful pieces of music can evoke feelings of happiness, sadness, anger, and love and few can pass up the opportunity to hear those favorite songs performed live by the artist which is why concerts are so popular. But when you mix these emotions with large crowds, alcohol, and sometimes drug use, there is always the possibility that violent acts will occur which can leave victims with serious injuries.
Violent Acts That Often Occur At Concerts
The most common forms of violence that occur at a concert often involve:
Whenever crowded quarters and alcohol are involved, tempers flare. All it takes is a misconstrued look or a misheard word for someone to lose control and to begin a physical altercation. Although the movies make these fights look “cool”, the reality is that even just the fists can cause serious harm or, if a punch is landed just right, kill a person. It’s also not uncommon for individuals to pick up the closest objects like chairs or glasses to use as a weapon and the use of these inanimate objects greatly increases the chance that serious harm will occur.
Venues should be providing security and often this security will include metal detectors and possibly a pat-down by security guards to ensure that those entering aren’t carrying weapons like knives. However, small weapons can be easily missed and sometimes the correct safety measures won’t be taken at all. It doesn’t matter if the stabbing is the result of an angry brawl or if it is used in an intentional act – the result is the same and stabbing victims may have their futures forever changed by their injury.
We live in a country where mass shootings are a regular occurrence and as the world saw after the 2017 mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas, the shooter doesn’t even have to be in the venue. In a matter of seconds, depending on the type of gun being used, dozens of people may be seriously injured or killed.
You might think it would be difficult for a predator to commit sexual assault in a crowded venue but it happens with shocking regularity. Survivors of this horrible crime suffer physically, mentally, and emotionally and deserve to be supported as they take time to heal.
However an injury occurs, the bottom line is that the victim typically has the right to pursue legal action against anyone who was involved in the attack or who may have contributed to the situation.
Who Can Be Held Liable For Injuries At A Concert?
Depending on the circumstances the following individuals or groups may be held legally liable for the injuries and losses that are sustained by the victim:
- The person who committed the assault.
- A person or persons performing on stage.
- Any crew working for the performers.
- The owners of the venue.
- The security staff that has been hired to secure the event.
- Local police.
- A management company.
- Other third-party service providers.
Often there is more than one party responsible. To determine exactly who a lawsuit can be filed against, it’s best to consult with an experienced attorney who can review the case.
Is This Lawsuit Connected To The Criminal Case?
No, although similar evidence may be presented, a criminal case and the civil lawsuit are two separate cases. The criminal charges filed against the person who did you harm may provide you with a sense of peace knowing that justice has been served, however, it will never provide you with compensation. You do not need to wait until a criminal case has concluded to pursue a civil lawsuit.
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