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Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting site, Las Vegas Village and Festival Grounds, Las Vegas Strip, Nevada
In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, the investigation into the October 1, 2017 Route 91 Harvest music festival tragedy has yet to bring closure to the tens of thousands of victims who are still grieving the effects of that night. The victims of this shooting were from all over the country, with many of the concertgoers coming from California and Nevada. Over 22,000 people were subjected to more than 1,000 rounds of bullets and ensuing chaos that surrounded this event. Simply because the investigation is ongoing does not mean justice cannot be found for the victims and their families.
Many of the victims put their lives and safety into the hands of multiple companies while attending the Route 91 Harvest concert, including MGM Resorts International, Mandalay Bay Corp., MGM Resort Group, Inc., MGM Resorts Festival Grounds, LLC, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., and Live Nation Group. In the months since the shooting, the following facts have been released that show the fault of these companies:
For years and in the wake of other mass casualty events, government entities and the casino industry have warned large hotels and casinos, including MGM Resorts International and Mandalay Bay, that they must be prepared for life-threatening events, including an active shooter. The way for victims to claim compensation for their injuries is to prove that the events were foreseeable to these companies, and unfortunately in today, acts such as this shooting are not uncommon, especially near large crowds. With this evidence, we believe that these companies may be responsible for the injuries to the Route 91 Harvest victims.
Not just direct shooting victims may be entitled to recover for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and other compensation for injuries suffered at the Route 91 Harvest concert. Other victims include those who suffered injuries while escaping the festival grounds, such as trampling injuries, ankle sprains, or broken bones. In addition, those suffering from post-traumatic stress or emotional distress may also be entitled to bring a claim against these companies. Nevada law allows victims with injuries of emotional distress without physical injury to bring lawsuits under certain circumstances.
The actions of these companies placed profits above safety, leaving many lives in the wake of this shooting to be searching for answers, comfort, and justice. If you or a family member were injured at the Route 91 Harvest festival and have questions about what we are doing to help victims or whether you may have a legal claim, please contact DiMarco, Araujo & Montevideo to speak to our team to get answers to your questions.