Las Vegas Attorney’s Lawsuit For Mass Shooting
Victims Sue Mandalay Bay, MGM Resorts, and Live Nation.
Can the Mandalay Bay hotel and Live Nation concert promoter be held liable?
On Sunday, October 1, 2017, a few days after checking into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip owned by MGM Resorts, Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
After stockpiling an arsenal of weapons in his suite on the 32nd floor, Paddock broke two windows and fired hundreds of rounds into the crowd of 22,000 attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival across the street at Las Vegas Village, also owned by MGM Resorts.
The Richard Harris Law Firm has been enlisted by the injured and families of lost loved ones, to hold Mandalay Bay, the concert promoter Live Nation and others accountable for a lack of security.
How will civil liability be determined by a lawsuit?
The civil lawsuit will allege several Mandalay Bay and Live Nation warning signs and security deficits:
- During Paddock’s stay at the hotel leading to the massacre, he brought several suitcases filled with firearms into his room. Investigators found 23 guns, including assault rifles equipped with devices turning the semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire weapons.
- As a hotel guest, Paddock constructed an elaborate surveillance system, placing cameras in the hallway outside his suite and in his door’s peephole.
- Another warning for hotel staff was Paddock’s “do not disturb” sign on his door for three days leading to the shooting.
- The hotel windows were not sturdy enough to prevent Paddock from breaking them with a hammer and were not equipped with alarms.
- As more mass shootings have taken place over the last few years and have targeted concert and other entertainment venues, MGM Resorts and Live Nation should have taken precautions, not just in the concert venue itself, but in the surrounding high-rise buildings which were opportunities for a mass shooting overlooking the open-air venue.
- The Route 91 Harvest Festival did not implement active shooter evacuation instructions broadcast over loudspeakers, video monitors or media boards throughout the venue which led to additional injuries.
Personal safety is important to everyone. Negligent security cases involve concepts of foreseeability and prevention. This criminal act was foreseeable and preventable. Hotels and concert promoters must understand the security risks their customers face and implement security plans to meet these dangers.
What damages can I receive?
The civil lawsuit will seek damages for wrongful death, personal injuries and disabilities including medical expenses, lost earnings and counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder.
If you were injured or lost a loved one at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, please contact us. We are Nevada’s largest personal injury law firm for the people located here in Las Vegas to help. We have an experienced and caring team of lawyers and legal staff dedicated to each client. Get help now at (702) 444-4444.
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