Protecting Your Rights in the Mandalay Bay Shooting
As the Las Vegas community and the entire country continue to mourn the lives lost in this month’s tragic shooting, those affected continue to suffer in the aftermath of the event. For the victims and their families, recovering both physically and mentally is the top priority.
While it’s likely that those who were injured in the event, and the family members of those who lost their lives may never fully recover from such a traumatic event, it may help them to understand what options are available to them in the aftermath. Although no price can be put on the life or mental and physical well being of a loved one, those affected may already be dealing with the financial burdens associated with recovering from this horrible event.
Those affected may also be battling with the question of responsibility after the event. While it’s incredibly difficult to consider any aspects of legal recourse immediately, understanding questions of liability can help offer you better insight into the legal options available for holding the correct entities responsible.
Live Nation Entertainment and MGM Resorts International
Live Nation Entertainment is the organizer of the Route 91 Harvest festival where the shooting took place, as well as part owner of the venue. Although they have publicly denied any responsibility for the tragedy, they may still face some liability for their role.
MGM Resorts International is the owner of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, as well as the venue where the event took place. Although they deny responsibility for the event, they have publicly stated they will follow the proper legal protocol for a resolution to the question of liability.
Both entities may have been negligent in the organization of the venue and event, especially in regards to providing ample exits and security at the venue. The MGM may also face some liability for concerns over ample security at the Mandalay Bay.
Both parties have already been named in a current lawsuit that has been filed by a victim of the shooting.
Bump Stock Liability
A bump stock is a piece of equipment that allowed for rapid-fire shooting, the reason the event was so deadly. This piece of equipment has no utility, and no actual benefit to society, which could make the manufacturers liable under current product liability laws. Additionally, distributors and anyone else involved in getting this product on the market can also be held liable.
The manufacturer and a retailer of bump stocks have also been named in the same lawsuit mentioned above.
Do You Need an Attorney for the Las Vegas Shooting?
Although this is a trying time for anyone directly impacted by the Las Vegas Shooting, it’s essential for those with the ability to help stand up for the rights of victims. These cases must be handled with the utmost respect and discretion.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas, please contact us at 702.382.0000 for your free case evaluation.