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Juneteenth Festival in Leimert Park Crowd Surge Injury Lawsuit Lawyers

What was supposed to be a cheerful celebration of freedom turned out to be traumatizing. The Juneteenth Festival in Leimert Park was celebrated on Monday, June 19, 2023. The festival featured 300 Black-owned businesses and multiple stages (three main stages featuring different artist, two stages featuring DJs, and one stage for spoken-word. Although most of the festival remained positive and peaceful, things quickly turned for the worse just minutes before the headliner was scheduled to go onstage and start her act – shortly before the ending of the festival.

After allegedly hearing gunshots, people started panicking and running away from the festival. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) responded to multiple calls of a shooting near the intersection of Leimert Blvd and Stocker St; however, they found no evidence of a shooting.

Several people reported hearing and/or smelling gunshots. People started to run after others started yelling “gun,” causing even more of a panic. According to one person that attended the event, people knocked over one of the vendor’s tent and someone said “gun,” which caused a panic in the crowd and more running.

After leaving the festival and getting to safety, many festivalgoers made social media posts complaining of what happened. Some people said that they noticed that the festival was too crowded and that there was seemingly not enough crowd control measures, if any at all. One person expressed that there was a lack of police presence at the event and said that they only saw one officer during their whole time at the festival.

Some social media posts revealed that some people were injured while fleeing from the festival. However, these injuries have not been confirmed.

Unfortunately, panic is a crowd setting, whether its at a festival or other crowded event, can quickly become very dangerous. Crowd surges and stampedes can result in many injuries, some of which can be fatal.

If you or a member of your family suffered injuries at the Juneteenth Festival in Leimert Park or at another festival or event, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you and your family, contact us today. The legal team here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group is ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to begin or continue your claim.

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Crowd Surges and Stampedes Can Cause Significant Harm

These incidents can result in some of the following:

  • Crushing injuries from being trampled or pushed against other people or objects
  • Respiratory harm (usually from the crowd being pushed together, causing suffocation or respiratory distress and eventually causes people to pass out)
  • Fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, scrapes, bruises, lacerations, and other injuries

In addition, while running away from what is perceived as a danger, people can slip, trip, be trampled, etc., all of which could lead to further injuries.

Of course, physical injuries are likely. However, eventgoers that experience these crowd surges and stampedes can also be left suffering significant mental/emotional harm. For example, they could suffer post-traumatic stress, anxiety, panic, fear, depression, etc. This harm can be even more long-lasting than physical injuries in some cases.

No matter the specific harm that you or a loved one suffered in a crowd surge incident at the Juneteenth Festival in Leimert Park, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible as you could have the right to sue.

Can I Sue for Injuries I Suffered at the Juneteenth Festival in Leimert Park?

Yes, you could have the right to sue and file a lawsuit for the injuries that you suffered at the Juneteenth Festival. More specifically, you could have the right to sue the event organizers, which in this case are Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival, Still Rising Corporation, and Elevate Culture.

Event organizers, in general, have a duty to ensure that their event remains safe for guests. For example, if the event is happening in the summer heat, then they should have shade tents, cooling stations, and plenty of water available. In addition, event organizers must ensure that they maintain crowd control with the appropriate crowd control measures; this can include ensuring that only people with valid tickets enter the event, having adequate security, having adequate surveillance, ensuring that there are enough exits, etc. In cases of crowds panicking and surging, the event organizer could be liable for any resulting harm – especially if the appropriate crowd control measures could have avoided the incident/harm.

If you would like to learn more about how to establish liability for any damages caused by a crowd surge incident at the Juneteenth Festival, contact us today. Our festival lawsuit lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way.

Recommended Steps to Take

Consider some of the following recommendations:

  • Seek medical care as soon as possible
  • Photograph all visible injuries
  • Photograph any damage to your personal property
  • Contact the event organizer and report the harm and other damages suffered (do not agree to any sort of remedy)
  • Collect all relevant medical records
  • Collect all records of lost income
  • Collect all records of property damage
  • Seek legal help with a festival injury lawyer as soon as possible

We understand that it could sometimes be difficult to figure out what to do next, so we urge all affected parties to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our legal team is ready to guide you every step of the way.

Can I Recover Compensation?

This is a very important question. Yes, you could be eligible to recover compensation based on the specific details surrounding your claim. The compensation that you could ultimately recover could include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal costs

You might have questions about the average value of these claims and the time that it could take to settle these types of claims. In general, the value of a claim depends strictly on the details surrounding the claim, like the severity of the injuries, for instance. These types of claims can have values ranging anywhere from $100,000 to $750,000 – although some cases can reach and surpass the million-dollar mark. Our legal team can typically settle these cases in under two years.

Our team is committed to helping our clients recover the maximum payout available for their festival injury lawsuits. For more information about the compensation that you could recover if your lawsuit is successful, contact the lawyers here at our law firm today.

Downtown L.A. Law Group Can Help You!

We understand that it could be very difficult to figure out what to do after an incident at a festival. Here at our law firm, our team has decades of experience handling all sorts of personal injury claims, including those resulting from incidents at festivals. Our team has what it takes to take care of your injury claim and fight for your rights – until you are awarded the payout that you are owed.

Our team is proud to offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our expert lawsuit lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. No matter whether you are looking to begin your injury claim or switch lawyers after starting your claim elsewhere, our team can help you every step of the way. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us today.

Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will not have to worry about paying upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, our law firm works strictly on contingency; in other words, our clients will not have to pay any legal costs unless they win their claims.

If you are ready to discuss your legal options with our Juneteenth Festival injury attorneys, contact us today.


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