Concerts draw huge crowds. The bigger the name on the marquee, the bigger those crowds tend to be and the more chance someone has to get hurt.
A number of concertgoers that came to see Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in southern New Jersey on Friday found this out firsthand. Reports indicate that 42 people were hurt when a railing collapsed. They were sent sprawling onto the concrete below.
Authorities say that the collapse at the concert occurred at approximately10:30 p.m. at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden.
The injuries were mainly bumps, bruises, and a few broken bones. One person, whose name has not been released, however, was left critically injured and was transported to Cooper Trauma Center. They were released on Saturday.
The railing that gave way separates a green area from a covered portion of the venue. The green or lawn area is several feet above a concrete walkway. The support rails of the barrier seem to have pulled away from a support wall.
No one goes out to a concert or other event with the intention of getting hurt. It’s a reasonable expectation that the owners of a venue and promoters have taken every precaution to make sure everyone can be safe. Whenever someone does get hurt, however, that’s the time when you need to seek the professional advice of an accident or personal injury attorney.
If you or someone you love has been hurt at a concert or other large event, call the law offices of Goldstein and Bashner today.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may very well have a case. Concert promoters, club owners and management, property owners, and performers owe their audiences a safe environment to enjoy the performance. Whether your accident was caused by faulty equipment, less than adequate crowd control or security or the drunken, unruly behavior of fellow concertgoers, you could be entitled to a settlement. Such a settlement can help pay for any medical expenses and other damages.
Contact Goldstein & Bashner today to schedule an appointment to go over your case. You can reach us at (516) 874-4281 for a free, no obligation consultation.