Concert halls and music venues are locations that have just as many liabilities as other premises. The risks present at such concert halls are actually amplified due to the large number of people present inside. The property owner should always have ample security and maintenance workers who see to it that everyone is safe, but the more patrons and attendees there are at a venue, the harder it is to maintain the space. There are many ways that accidents can happen and individuals can be injured, and if you were hurt at a concert, you could potentially take legal action and hold the property owner or company liable for your injuries. Our law firm, the Downtown LA Law Group, has years of experience in premises liability law, and we know the best methods to win your case for you.
How do concert injuries happen?
Concerts are sometimes dangerous places because of the sheer amount of people that are confined to a small space. The venues usually have numerous concerts per week, which means that the maintenance must be done in small chunks. Some areas may still be under construction or may be dangerous when the concert is going on. It is the responsibility of the property owner to protect the guests who are present. If there are defects present, he has failed in his duty. Further, property owners can be negligent in their hiring practices and crowd control. For example, some security guards may be needlessly violent against patrons, and some workers may assault guests. Bartenders could continue to serve those who are visibly drunk, which can lead to altercations. The concert hall should be appropriately aware of these issues and seek to correct them at all costs. Other examples of incidents that can happen at concerts include:
- Slip and falls from hazardous areas, spilled drinks, raised sections of the ground, debris, and more
- Dangerous balconies that have no railings or broken railings
- Crushing injuries from objects that fall from overhead, like chandeliers, decorations, props, and more
- Improper security that is violent to patrons
- Bartenders who continue to serve drunk patrons
- Sexual assault of those who are inebriated or vulnerable
- Assault and battery by violent patrons, whether in the concert hall or in the parking lot or outdoors area
- Electric shocks from exposed wires and short-circuiting boards
Some of the most popular concert venues in Los Angeles are the sites of these injuries. These venues include:
- The Greek Theater
- Hollywood Bowl
- The Echoplex
- The Wiltern
- El Rey Theatre
- Hollywood Palladium
- Orpheum Theatre
- Staples Center
- The Forum
- The Roxy Theatre
- The Fonda Theatre
Speak with a concert injury lawyer today to move forward with your lawsuit.
How can I sue for damages from a concert injury?
In order to file a lawsuit against a concert hall or concert organizer, you must be able to show that there was some kind of negligence by a party. Premises liability claims can be filed if you can prove that the property owner committed one of the following:
- Caused the hazard that was present in the venue
- Was aware of the hazard in the venue but did nothing to fix it or provide warnings to any patrons about its dangers or how to avoid it
- Was unaware of the hazard in the concert hall but reasonably should have been if he were more attentive and careful
Only one of these points must be shown to be true if you sue a property owner. You could also use the basic points of negligence for other types of claims; these points include being owed a duty of care that was breached in some way, and the breach led to an incident that caused physical injuries.
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You should make sure that you have enough evidence to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. It is important that you follow these steps to sue for a concert injury:
- Go to the doctor at once to get medical treatment for your injuries
- Hold on to copies of your doctor’s notes and treatment receipts
- Take photos of the injuries you receive
- Take pictures of the concert hall and any defects or hazards that were present
- Make a copy of your ticket to the concert and your bank statement showing that you paid for entry
- Write down testimonies and statements from eyewitnesses who saw the incident occur or who were also injured in a similar manner
- Write down the contact information and insurance details of the venue
- Request surveillance and security videos, if possible
- File an incident report with the concert hall so there is a record of the occurrence
Once you have your evidence, it is important that you find an attorney who can help you sue the concert hall for your injuries. You should not be expected to move forward with a claim by yourself, especially if you have not taken elgal action before. Our firm has experienced attorneys who can work through the legal process; you should focus on recovering from your injuries.
What can I win in a lawsuit against a concert venue?
If you are injured in an accident during a concert, you should be able to have all your expenses covered. It is unfair for you to be made to pay off these damages if you were not responsible for the incident in the first place. Our team of expert premises liability lawyers will strive to secure you the following damages:
- Medical bills from the past and future to cover surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication, and more
- Lost income from the past and future to cover the wages you could not earn or commission you could not receive due to injuries, recovery time, medical treatments, and more
- Property damage for any personal belongings that were lost or broken in the event, such as your personal cell phone
- Pain and suffering damages for PTSD, anxiety, fear, emotional trauma, psychological anguish and scarring, and more
Concert organizers and property owners can also be grossly negligent or provide an environment that leads to intentional harm. In these instances, you may be able to receive punitive damages, which are additional forms of monetary compensation meant to punish the defendant. However, these damages are very hard to win, as they are often viewed as unnecessary or harsh, and thus, can only be won by an expert lawyer. If you are in need of a talented lawyer to help you sue a concert hall for injuries from an accident, come to our firm for more assistance.
How long do I have to sue a concert organizer for an injury?
California dictates that personal injury lawsuits, which include premises liability claims, must be filed within 2 years of the date of the injury. If they are not filed within that time period, the ase will be thrown out and you will be unable to collect any damages at all. it is important that you do not wait too long to file your claim because of the nature of evidence and how transient it can be. it is likely that your proof will become corrupted or will get lost while you are waiting for the right time to sue. Some individuals are eligible for an extension to the statute of limitations, though. This occurs when victims were under the age of 18 years old at the time of the incident, for one. Because minors can’t sue, they can wait until they turn legal age to adhere to the statute of limitations. Additionally, a victim may be seriously hurt and be left physically incapacitated after the accident. He will have the opportunity to follow the statute when he returns to health, as those who are not conscious or aware cannot take legal action. Moreover, if the defendant has left the state, he cannot be sued, so many plaintiffs can have the statutes suspended indefinitely until the defendant returns.
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The main reason that many lawsuits are lost is because victims do not adhere to the statute of limitations, or they forget how much time they have left and wind up delaying too long. If you want to make sure that you do not run the risk of missing out on the deadline, let our law firm help you. We will tell you how much time is left on the time limit, and if you hire us, we will ensure that all the parts of your claim are submitted on time.
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The Downtown LA Law Group will work around the clock to ensure that your lawsuit is a success. Our concert injury attorneys have years of experience handling such claims, and we know the best tactics to win you every penny you deserve. If we have to go to court to defend your rights in front of a judge and jury, our aggressive lawyers are willing to do so. Contact us for a free legal consultation to discuss your claim. If you want to ask us any questions about the process or what you can expect, we will give you the most reliable answers. We will also tell you more about our zero fee guarantee, which says that you won’t have to spend a dime out of pocket for the case. We won’t get paid unless and until we win, and if we lose, we take nothing from you. If you were hurt at a concert, contact our expert concert accident injury lawyers at the Downtown LA Law Group.