The Hollywood Bowl, located at 2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, was holding the Hollywood Jazz Festival on Saturday night (June 17. 2023) when the incident happened. A woman climbed onto the stage from behind the artist and fell through a canopy. The incident was caught on video. According to reports, the woman was able to walk away from the incident; however, a person in the crowd sustained injuries and needed to be transported via ambulance.
Unfortunately, incidents like this happen often. Fans disregard gates/fences to go on stage to get close to their favorite artists. In the process, they suffer incidents that can leave them – and others – seriously injured.
If you or a loved one suffered harm in an incident at the Hollywood Bowl, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You could have grounds to file a lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Our team is more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to begin or continue your claim.
Incidents Resulting from Fans Trying to Get Onstage at the Hollywood Bowl
No matter the music venue, fans are typically not allowed onstage unless directly invited by the artist. Even then, they are escorted onstage by management or by security. Most fans that try to get onstage fail – and they get tackled by security and removed. Without a doubt, there are many different incidents that can occur, which can result in injuries. These incidents can include the following:
- Falling from a canopy
- Falling off stage (after not seeing the edge of the stage)
- Falling to the floor after crowd surfing (or attempting to crowd surf)
- Tripping going up or down steps to or from the stage
- Tripping on wires onstage
- Slipping onstage
All of these incidents can result in various injuries. Some of these injuries can include head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, broken ribs, broken legs, broken arms, dislocations, crushing injuries, nerve injuries, ligament injuries, lacerations, sprains/strains, scrapes, and bruises, for instance.
No matter the specific incident suffered and resulting injuries, victims could have grounds to file lawsuits.
Other Potential Incidents
In addition to incidents directly related with fans getting or trying to get onstage, fans can suffer other incidents at music venues. These other incidents can include slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, falling object incidents, assault and battery, sexual assault incidents, etc. All of these incidents can result in significant injuries. No matter whether you were injured trying to get onstage or in another incident at the Hollywood Bowl or another music venue, you could have the right to file a lawsuit.
Can I Sue for Injuries at the Hollywood Bowl?
Yes – you could have the right to sue for the injuries that you suffered at the Hollywood Bowl. Whether you were injured because you attempted to get on the stage, someone else attempted to get on the stage, etc., you could have the right to sue.
All property owners – including the owners of music venues – have a duty to ensure that their entire premises are free of any hazards or dangerous conditions that could lead to incidents. In addition, it is important that property owners have the staff necessary to enforce their rules. That is, they must have adequate security to prevent any fans from going onstage and potentially hurting themselves or others in the premises. What if fans get onstage even with adequate security? Even if fans are able to get onstage, there should be no hazards that could lead to incidents.
Let’s go back to the incident that happened at the Hollywood Bowl. The fan was able to get onstage and fell through the canopy that the artist was also on. In this situation, it was likely that the canopy was flimsy or not installed correctly. Even though the fan was definitely in the wrong in getting on the canopy in the first place, she probably would not have fallen if the canopy was sturdier, for instance.
Comparative Negligence – Can Victims Still Sue?
When the negligent actions of a victim directly contribute to the incident and his or her injuries, then the victim is comparatively negligent. In other words, the victim’s negligent or reckless actions directly contributed to the incident. Can you still sue if you are found to be partially at fault for the incident? Yes – you can still sue. However, the total payout will be reduced by the percentage that the victim is found to be comparatively negligent. For instance, if the victim is found to be 45% negligent, then the total recovery will be reduced by this percentage.
Without a doubt, this is a complex concept. If you have questions about comparative negligence and the legal options available to you, contact us today.
Possible Compensation for Hollywood Bowl Incidents
If you were injured at the Hollywood Bowl, you could sue and potentially recover compensation. Some of the compensation that you could recover could include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
Here at our law firm, our music venue injury lawsuit lawyers are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to recover the maximum settlement available for your claim. Our team is ready to fight for your rights and secure the payout that you are owed for the harm that you suffered. Contact us today for more information about the compensation that you could be awarded.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Our experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group have decades of experience handling all sorts of injury claims and fighting for the rights of our clients. We can handle your claim effectively and help you secure the payout that you are owed. We are proud to offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our team will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns – ensuring that you have all the information that you need to pursue your Hollywood Bowl injury claim. We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay upfront legal costs for any of our legal services. In addition, our team works on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not have to pay anything unless they win their claims. If you do not win, you will not be responsible for paying any legal costs whatsoever.
If you are ready to explore the legal options available to you after an accident at the Hollywood Bowl or another music venue, contact us today.