If I went to a concert and was injured due to negligence, do I have a case?

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If I went to a concert and was injured due to negligence, do I have a case?

While I was standing in line to show my tickets a fight broke out in front of me. The security and police officers escorted the man out without restraining him and he grab the podium and threw it and hit me in my knee. If they had provided proper security then he should have been restrained and no one would have got hurt.

Asked on August 5, 2013 under Personal Injury, Virginia

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You have a personal injury claim against the facility where the concert was held, the concert promoters, the musicians, the employers of the security guards and the police.

Prior to filing a lawsuit for negligence, it may be possible to settle your claim with the insurance carriers for all of the above parties.

When you complete your medical treatment and are released by the doctor, obtain your medical bills, medical reports and documentation of any wage loss. Your personal injury claim filed with the insurance carriers for all of the above parties should include these items.  Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement.  The medical reports will document the nature and extent of your injury and will be used to determine compensation for pain and suffering, which is an amount in addition to the medical bills.  Compensation for wage loss is straight reimbursement.

If the case is settled with the insurance carriers for all of the above parties mentioned at the beginning of this answer, NO lawsuit is filed.  If you are dissatisfied with settlement offers from the insurance carriers, reject the settlement offers and file your lawsuit for negligence.  If the case is settled with some, but not all of the above-mentioned parties, only name those parties with whom the case has not settled as defendants in your lawsuit.

If the case is NOT settled with the insurance carriers, you must file your lawsuit for negligence prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations or you will lose your rights forever in the matter.


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