Three People Dead after Stampede at Concert in New York – Concert Wrongful Death and Injury Attorneys
An incident at the Rochester Main Street Armory during a GloRilla concert left three people dead and many others injured. According to reports, the incident occurred after Finesse2tyme’s performance. Allegedly, concertgoers started surging towards the exits after fears of gunfire. The surge created a stampede that resulted in people falling onto the floor and getting trampled.
The police investigation is ongoing. The city refused to renew the venue’s entertainment license, so it remains shut down during the investigations. In addition to a criminal investigation, fire and code enforcement are also investigating the incident to determine whether there were any violations that could have contributed to the incident.
The victims have been identified and include:
Rhondesia Belton, 33, of Buffalo
Brandy Miller, 35, of Rochester
Aisha Stephens, 35, of Syracuse
As mentioned above, many others were injured. Unfortunately, in the past few years, concerts at different venues/locations have had devastating results after the crowd starting surging for one reason or another. In some concerts, the incidents have occurred when the crowds have surged toward the stage or towards exits.
Concerts are supposed to be fun events where concertgoers can watch their favorite artists perform live on stage. Unfortunately, the conditions at these concert venues are often hazardous and directly contribute to these fatal incidents.
If you suffered injuries at a concert or if a member of your family died at a concert during a crowd surge, it is important that you explore the legal options available to you as soon as possible. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to file a claim and fight for your rights. Whether you are considering filing an injury claim or a wrongful death claim, you can trust that the experts here at our firm can help you.
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Concert Incidents and Premise Liability
Based on the concept of premise liability, all property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises remain safe for their guests. This means that they must thoroughly inspect their premises to ensure that they remain free of any dangerous conditions that could lead to incidents. In general, this means that property owners must ensure that their premises are free of hazards like wet floors, exposed wires, blocked walkways, etc. However, property owners must also ensure that their premises meet all safety standards, regulations, and codes. This includes enforcing capacity, ensuring that all exits are clear, ensuring that there is appropriate security, etc.
So, what happens when property owners fail to ensure that their premises are safe? In general, when a hazard directly contribute to incidents, then the property owner could be liable for all resulting harm.
So, how does this apply to concerts and what happened at the Rochester Main Street Armory in New York? The incident occurred after the crowd allegedly heard gunfire; the investigation has since determined that there was no gunfire. If the different investigations conclude that the incident was associated with a violation of safety regulations or fire codes, for instance, or any failure to keep the premises safe, then the property owner could be held accountable.
Do I have the right to sue? Yes – you could have the right to file a lawsuit. If you were injured, you could file an injury claim. If a member of your family lost his or her life, you could file a wrongful death claim. For more information about your right to file a lawsuit, it is important that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm immediately.
The Compensation Available for Recovery
Whether you file an injury claim or a wrongful death claim, you could be awarded compensation. What can you recover? Although every claim is different, you could be entitled to receive some of the following:
Pain and suffering
Wrongful death benefits: this can include loss of financial support, loss of consortium, funeral/burial costs, etc.
Here at our law firm, our lawyers are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to recover the highest settlement available for your claim. You can trust that our team is ready to go above it all to fight for your rights and either negotiate a fair settlement or take your claim to trial to secure a fair verdict. Contact us today to learn more about what you could be eligible to recover.
What is the Average Value of Concert Injury Claims?
This is a very difficult question to answer because every case is different, and there is generally not a single value that can apply to all cases. We can, however, determine a range of values. Typically, concert injury claims can range anywhere from $150,000 to $750,000; in some cases, values reach the million-dollar mark and even surpass it. The specific value of your claim will be based on the details surrounding it, like the type/extent of injuries suffered, whether the incident resulted in mental/emotional distress, whether the incident left the victim unable to work, etc. For more information about the possible value of your claim, contact us today.
How Long Will I Have to Wait for My Case to Settle?
Here at our firm, we understand that it can be frustrating to have to wait for a settlement. In fact, many people with active claims want to settle their claims as quickly as possible. Because of this, our team is committed to settling our clients’ claims within a reasonable timeframe. In general, our team can settle concert injury claims and concert wrongful death claims within just six months. However, if complications arise, the settlement process can take much longer – even up to two years. When you allow the team here at our firm to handle your claim, you can trust that there will always be someone fighting for your right to get a fair recovery within a reasonable timeframe. In addition, we pride ourselves in communicating effectively with our clients, so you will never be left in the dark about the settlement process.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
If you or a loved one were harmed in an incident at a concert – whether it was the concert mentioned above or any other concert – you might have the right to file a lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you, it is important that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm immediately. At the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have decades of experience handling all sorts of personal injury cases. No matter whether you are pursuing an injury claim or a wrongful death claim, our lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way.
We offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our expert lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our team is ready to provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim.
We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will never have to pay any upfront legal costs for any legal services. In addition, we work on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after winning their claims. If you do not win, then you simply will not be required to pay anything at all.
If you are ready to speak to our concert crowd surge injury lawyers, contact us today.
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