False Report Of Active Shooter

False Report of Active Shooter Causes Panic, Several Injured at Rolling Loud Music Festival in Miami

Dozens of people were hurt late Friday after a false report of a shooting caused a panic during the opening night of the Rolling Loud music festival at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. It appears that around 11 pm on Friday night, there was a disturbance that led a large group of fans to believe there was an active shooter within the festival grounds. Festival organizers said the false alarm delayed some of the concerts at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Some people sustained minor cuts and bruises as they tried to leave the venue. Apparently, what actually happened was that several people got into an altercation at the festival and this caused many fans to make the assumption that there had been shooting. Soon after the scare, the organizers allowed those fans who had fled the festival grounds to return, and the show proceeded as planned.

Have you Been Injured at a Music Festival?

Music festivals are a great place to enjoy time with friends and family. Now that summer is here, there are many different types of festivals all throughout Florida. In fact, Florida is home to Ultra Music Festival, Rolling Loud Music Festival, Sun Fest, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, and Tortuga Music Festival to name a few. Tens of thousands of people gather to these music festivals every year to relax and enjoy talented musicians in a fun-loving environment. However, it is not uncommon for the fun to get a bit out of hand and cause harm to festival guests. Music festival accidents don’t happen often, but when they do, they can cause serious injuries. Some of the most common types of injuries festivalgoers sustain are due to fights, intoxicated individuals, large crowds, crowd surfing, or mosh pits which can all lead to broken bones and serious injuries to the neck, back, and head. Another common cause of injury is due to slip and falls which may occur if the owner of the premises has left an unsafe condition unattended on the festival grounds. If you plan on attending a music festival this year, you should be aware of the steps you can take after an incident occurs to make sure you have all of the information you need to determine liability and any rights you may have for compensation. We created a short guide on how to deal with Festival accidents and injuries below.

Seek Medical Treatment

At the time of the incident, you may not understand just how devastating your injuries are. It’s important for both your health and your case to get proper medical treatment as soon as possible. If you didn’t receive medical attention on the evening or day of the injury, do so as soon as possible after.

Obtain Important Information & Determine the Cause of Your Injury

After a first responder or medical doctor has taken a look at your injuries and has provided you with an assessment. Retrace your steps and try to gather as much information as possible concerning the events and/or circumstances that led to your injuries. Consider every factor that contributed to the injury-causing event and try to collect all of the relevant information. You may not know the exact cause of your injury, but it helps to begin with what you do know. Was the injury caused by festival-owned machinery? Did the negligence of another guest contribute to your harm?

What was the duty of the Responsible Party?

Most cases of injury are due to the negligence of another party. To prove liability in negligence cases, you must first establish a duty of care. Once you know how the injury occurred, find out what the duty of reasonable care was for the responsible party. Property owners owe the highest level of care to business invitees, who are people who enter a property for business purposes. This includes, for instance, those who enter a Publix grocery store to buy food, shoppers who go to a boutique to buy a shirt, and in this case, fans who pay to attend music festivals to watch their favorite artists perform. Property owners have a duty to keep their property in a safe condition and are required to repair a dangerous or defective condition or provide notice of any known dangers on the premises. As part of these duties, the property owner must regularly inspect the property for any dangerous condition. ns and handle them accordingly. Because of this duty to inspect and make safe, property owners may even be found liable for injuries that occur as a result of dangers they should know about.

Did the Responsible Party Breach the Duty of Care?

When the responsible party failed to comply with the applicable standard of care, it is considered to be a breach. Proving this breach of duty is essential in any premises liability case.

Who is the Owner of the Music Festival or Venue?

The owner of the festival venue will likely be the defendant if you choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Music and entertainment venues are generally required to provide a safe space for the public (or ticket holders) to enjoy their entertainment. The same laws regarding premises liability apply to venues as they would to any other business. Similarly, not every injury that occurs at a concert venue will be attributable directly to the venue, organizers, or entertainment providers. However, venues that allow crowds to get out of control can face liability for resulting injuries.

Where Can You Find Evidence to Support Your Case?

Evidence will go a long way in proving your injuries and proving that the Defendant is liable for your injuries. With every piece of information regarding the event, try to obtain tangible proof. This may include pictures, videos, news articles about the event, etc. Once you have gathered all the necessary information, talk with an attorney. Together, you can calculate the damages and determine whether it will be worth pursuing a law suit. You may not realize the compensation that could entail.

In the aftermath of a music festival injury, you may be confused, frustrated and unsure of what you should do to hold the responsible parties accountable. If you have been hurt on another person’s property, you may be entitled to recover for your injuries. At Suarez & Montero, our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in premises liability cases and can review your case to help you determine the best way to proceed. To discuss your right to recover damages for your harm today, Call one of the attorneys at the Law Offices of Suarez & Montero, Car Accident Lawyers in Miami!