Concert Shooting and Liability Claims
Las Vegas, Nevada
Concert Massacre in Las Vegas
If you were injured in a concert mass shooting while in Las Vegas, Nevada and you are planning to file a lawsuit, call us at 702-432-1000 to discuss your case. While nobody can reverse the tragic event of the concert shooting that occurred on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest festival, you may be eligible to receive compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and other actual, physical and emotional damages.
Mass Shooting Defined
The United States' Congressional Research Service defines a "public mass shooting" as one in which four or more people selected indiscriminately, not including the perpetrator, are killed. In 2016 alone there were 14 mass shootings on American soil.
Who is Liable?
Usually, only the criminal third-party (the shooter) is liable for injuries that they inflict on others, however, when a special relationship exists between the injured person / victim and a venue owner, they too may be found negligent for not providing a safe place for guest. The venue must, by law, provide a safe premise. A venue may be negligent, if they had actual knowledge or they should have had knowledge of the potential for mass injury.
Potential parties, who owed a duty to protect patrons at the Route 91 Harvest festival, include, but are not limited to: Live Nation Entertainment (the concert promoter), MGM Resorts International (the festival land owner and owner of Mandalay Bay), the security company, other third-party service providers or vendors that may contribute to a dangerous condition at the event.
Causes of Concert Accidents
Many accidents that occur are, often, due to poor crowd control, lack of proper exit procedures or obstructions to exits, lack of security, poor emergency lighting, and poor emergency training.
What to Do After the Accident
Once the emergency is over, document step-by-step how the incident happened.
You would want to document:
- Where were you during the concert,
- What did you see and hear right before and right after the shooting,
- What traumatic things did you witness,
- What injuries did you sustain,
- How did you escape the concert grounds,
- Did you leave using marked Exits or you needed to brake fences to escape,
- How the crowds behaved during the accidents,
- What did you do and where did you go after the accident.
If you documented enough information to successfully recreate the events years after they happened - you did good.
Finally, contact a Las Vegas lawyer who has experience in handling shooting accident injury claims and who knows how to fight multinational corporations. We invite you to call us at 702-432-1000. Initial consultation is free.
In Nevada, there are no damage caps on mass concert shootings.
Should Multiple Victims Use the Same Attorney?
No, it is not required. In cases with multiple victims, we can expect that multiple attorneys will represent numerous victims.
If the Loved One Got Killed in Mass Shooting in Las Vegas
If a member of your family got killed in Las Vegas shooting on October 1, 2017, you may have a wrongful death claim. Please contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you with this claim.
Time Limitations in Nevada
Under Nevada law, typically, you have two (2) years from the date of the incident to file your claim. Mass shooting is NOT an exception from this rule.
Out-of-State Visitors Involved
In you were injured in a concert shooting in Las Vegas and you don’t live in Las Vegas, most likely, you will continue with your treatment in your home city and state.
We handle accident claims for out-of-town visitors all the time. More often than not, our clients do not fly back to Las Vegas. We collect all medical records and track the progress of the case, from inception to settlement, in our Las Vegas office, and when the case is settled, we mail the settlement checks to our clients. Our personal injury attorneys and our office staff are available to answer on a phone or via Skype any questions you may have about the progress of your case.
We Can Help
When a mass shooting at the concert happen, like the one on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, there always is a lot of chaos and confusion, and more questions than answers. We can assure you, that our experience, knowledge, and resources are 100% focused on protecting the rights of injury victims and providing much needed relief to our clients and their families during some of the hardest times of their lives.
Call us at 702-432-1000 to discuss what legal options are available to get a fair compensation for everything you went through.
We provide home and hospital visits.
We work on a contingency basis, which means that you don't have to pay a cent until we win your case.
We serve clients, who were injured in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Last updated on October 8, 2017.