Fort Lauderdale Concert Shooting Attorney
Music lovers know the best way to experience their favorite band or performer is seeing them live, and there are plenty of venues around South Florida to catch the biggest names and lesser-known acts. A few of the most popular concert and entertainment venues around Broward County include the BB&T Center and Hard Rock Live, while locations like the Pompano Beach Amphitheater and even Fort Lauderdale beaches offer opportunities for outdoor shows. Unfortunately, violent crimes tend to occur more frequently when crowds congregate, so concert shootings pose a risk to anyone in attendance.
Fortunately, Florida premises liability laws apply to these incidents, providing victims and their families with legal options when tragedy strikes. However, you might be surprised to learn that there are potential parties other than the individual who committed the crime. Our Boone & Davis, Attorneys at Law can explain your remedies in more detail, so please contact us to set up a no-cost case assessment with a Fort Lauderdale concert shootings attorney. A legal summary may also be helpful.
Liability for Shootings at Entertainment Venues
All Florida property owners have a legal duty to keep their spaces safe for those who enter, and this obligation extends to taking proper precautions to address violent incidents like concert shootings. Owners and other parties may breach the duty of care by failure to install security cameras, maintain gates and fencing, and safely manage crowd control. When the breach of duty was the direct cause of a concert shooting, victims may pursue at-fault parties under the theory of negligent security.
However, the nature of the live entertainment industry means that there may be multiple parties. Numerous entities are involved with operating concert halls, band shells, outdoor venues, and beach stages. As the victim of a concert shooting, you may have a negligent security claim against:
- The venue owner;
- A company hired to handle security and crowds;
- The artist performing at the venue; and
- A concert promoter.
Legal Help with the Concert Shootings Claims Process
The first step to getting compensation is usually filing a claim with the insurance company that covers the property owner or other at-fault party. The Boone & Davis team will assist with your insurance claim, but we are ready to take your case to court to obtain fair monetary damages for your losses. Through either route, our Fort Lauderdale concert shootings attorneys will strive to recover:
- Costs for medical treatment, including surgery, emergency care, hospitalization, physical therapy, and pain medications;
- Lost wages, if you were out of work because of your concert shooting injuries;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional anguish; and
- Losses that impact your quality of life and personal relationships.
Our Fort Lauderdale Concert Shootings Lawyers Will Support Your Rights
If you were injured or lost a loved one because of violence at an entertainment venue, please contact Boone & Davis, Attorneys at Law at 954-566-9919 or via our website. We can schedule a free consultation with a Broward County concert shootings lawyer who will review your circumstances and explain next steps.