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Who Is Liable If I’m Injured In A Concert Stampede?


Millions of people go to concerts annually, and usually, there are no significant safety concerns, but there are exceptions. For example, someone hurt at a concert could file a lawsuit, depending on the situation.

In Georgia, a business or venue owner owes you a duty of care that ensures the premises are safe. If you are injured at an establishment for no fault of your own, you could receive compensation in a premises liability claim, including at a concert. Learn more in this article, and talk to our Atlanta premises liability lawyer at Shani O. Brooks P.C. for legal assistance.

What Is A Premises Liability Claim?

You can file a premises liability claim in Atlanta if a property owner was negligent and that negligence led to your injuries and other damages. Property owners must take reasonable precautions to ensure their establishment is safe for guests. Theoretically, you could hold an entity responsible if you are injured in a stampede at a concert or sporting event.

Venue Or Performer Liability

If you are hurt in a stampede at a concert, the most likely defendant may be the venue and its owner. The facility could be liable if you suffered injuries in a stampede, stage collapse, slip and fall, and related incidents.

The event producer or owner could be liable for your injuries if the facility is not liable for your damages. Sometimes, the concert is held in a rented facility, and the performer may assume responsibility for the concert attendees. For example, the performer or venue could provide security and protection for the attendees.

Attendees’ Liability

Another possibility is to file a claim against attendees who injured you in the stampede. Negligent acts by concertgoers that led to injuries also could be the subject of a personal injury claim. For example, if several fans run over you and break your arms, you may be able to sue them if you can find out who they are.

Also, fans who crowd surf at a concert could cause injuries when they fall on you. But if you were hurt while crowd surfing, filing a claim against a person or entity would be more challenging because your recklessness contributed to the injuries.

Your attorney will review the case and determine who may have been negligent. In addition, property owners and other concert stakeholders must carry commercial liability insurance, so your attorney will review all potential sources of compensation.

How To Stay Safe At An Atlanta Concert

No one plans to get injured when attending a concert, but it can happen. You can reduce the odds of an injury at a concert by:

  • Know the venue: Understand where you are in the venue and where the emergency exits are. Make an action plan if something happens that could lead to a stampede, such as figuring out the fastest way to get from your seats to the exit.
  • Bring flashlights: Do not rely on your cell phone battery to see if the power goes out.

Call Our Atlanta Premises Liability Lawyer Today

If you were injured in a concert stampede at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, Venkman’s, or another concert venue, you might be able to hold one or more parties liable for your injuries, depending on the circumstances. Talk to our Atlanta premises liability lawyer at Shani O. Brooks P.C. at (404) 920-4736 to learn more.

Shani O. Brooks Has Recovered Millions for Injury Victims Throughout the Greater Atlanta Area