Crowd Control (Astroworld Example)
Crowd control can result in devastating injuries and deaths. What happened at the Astroworld concert in Houston, for instance, resulted in the deaths of ten people as the result of a crowd surge during a musician’s set. Although it was by no means the first or only such accident, it was one of the deadliest concert-related crowd control disasters in American history in years. If you were injured or a loved one died due to poor crowd control at an event, you should discuss what happened with the experienced Chicago personal injury attorneys of the Moll Law Group. We will examine what happened to you to determine whether you have a viable claim against the event organizers, property owners, security staff, or others. Billions have been recovered in lawsuits with which we’ve been involved. We represent clients around the country.Crowd Control
A history of injuries and deaths at large events make it crucial for event organizers and property owners to put in place a plan for crowd control. If an appropriate plan to manage crowds and avoid harm is in place, both injuries and casualties may be prevented. Unfortunately, event organizers and property owners sometimes fail to take reasonable steps to stop injuries. They may be held accountable for their negligence. In order to show negligence on your behalf, our Chicago-based attorneys will need to prove it’s more likely than not: (1) you were owed a duty to use reasonable care, (2) breach of the duty to use reasonable care, (3) causation, and (4) damages.
If you were injured due to negligent planning or implementation of crowd control measures, contact us through our online form, email us at email@example.com or call us at 312.462.1700. It's important to realize that any personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit you file is distinct from a criminal case, and you should retain lawyers who understand how to seek necessary evidence to support the civil claims.
The criminal investigation into the ten Astroworld deaths, for instance, may yield evidence of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the deaths of concertgoers. Evidence obtained in the investigation could be used in a civil suit. Even if a prosecutor is unable to secure a conviction for a crime because the standard of proof in criminal cases is high, it may be possible to obtain a civil judgment for damages, for which the standard of proof is lower.Premises Liability and Product Liability Lawsuits
It may be appropriate for our attorneys to file a premises liability lawsuit. Premises liability law requires property owners to take reasonable steps to keep visitors from danger. Property owners are supposed to fix any dangerous property conditions or issue appropriate warnings. When organizers and property owners know or should know about dangerous property conditions that give rise to crowd control issues that cause injuries, they may be held accountable for damages in a civil suit.
In some cases, defective equipment is the reason for a crowd control problem that causes injuries. When, for instance, defective equipment is used for security purposes, it may be proper to bring a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer.Countering a Defendant’s Position
There are various defenses that may be raised, and it is crucial to retain lawyers who understand how to successfully establish your case so that you can recover damages to which you’re entitled. One defense that is commonly raised by defendants is comparative negligence. This defense may be raised if it seems you may have been partly to blame for an accident. Your damages can be reduced by an amount equal to your percentage of fault.
In other situations, defendants may assert assumption of the risk. The defense may be allowed when a plaintiff has voluntarily assumed a risk that could be ascertained and is directly connected to the activities in question.Damages
The type and extent of losses our lawyers can recover depends on the severity of your injuries. They can include economic and noneconomic losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, out of pocket costs, pain and suffering, mental anguish, When your loved one has died as the result of negligent crowd control, we may be able to recover wrongful death damages.Retain a Seasoned Plaintiff’s Firm for Crowd Control Injuries and Deaths
If you were injured due to negligent planning or implementation of crowd control measures, you should call the Chicago-based personal injury lawyers at Moll Law Group. We stand ready to represent you in protecting your rights. Please contact us through our online form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 312.462.1700.