Mosh-pit injuries at the Vans Warped Tour at Nassau Coliseum, Electric Zoo at Randal's Island, and other venues across the area are becoming more common as these concerts become more popular, wilder and infused with drugs and alcohol.
When you attend a concert, and especially if you let your kids go with friends, you hope and expect a safe and secure environment. This means adequate security measures, crowd control, well-maintained facilities, accessible exits and adequate lighting. When concerts become overcrowded and organizers turn a blind eye to rampant drug use, fail to maintain the concert grounds, violate building codes and fail to install proper lighting, injuries occur.
If you or someone in your family has been injured when a mosh pit is not controlled, performers are encouraging dangerous actions or there is not ample security, you may be entitled to compensation. There may be one or several parties that can be sued if they share liability for the accident—such as the owner of the venue, a private security company that was hired, the concert promoter, the concert organizer or even the performers.
We recently were able to successfully settle a case where a teen was injured at Nassau Colisuem when the performer encouraged the crowd to start moshing and the audience got out of control. There was no designated area for moshing and kids were pushed, shoved and our client was thrown to the floor. This is not a safe way to give a concert.
What Should You Do If You Think You Have a Case
If you think you have a case, it is important to document the incident. Anything you have that can help prove you were at the concert and were seriously hurt, including your ticket stub, photos of your injuries, photos of the accident scene, medical reports and contact information of any witnesses at the scene. If you wish to pursue legal action, our experienced and competent concert accident lawyers can help. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your specific case.
Our concert accident lawyers and we’ll answer any questions you have. We can also fully discuss your case, your legal options and let you know what you can expect from the legal process. There are no costs or obligations, and you don’t pay at all until we get you compensation.