About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 2010 with the merger of Ticketmaster (founded in 1976) and Live Nation (founded in 1996), which are still its subsidiaries. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California and had a revenue of $1.861 billion in 2020 alone. As a global entertainment company, Live Nation Entertainment promotes, manages, and handles ticket sales for live entertainment events worldwide. Live Nation Entertainment is owned by Liberty Media Corporation.
Live Nation’s History of Event Injuries & Deaths
Live Nation events have a troubling history of violence, accidents, and safety violations. The worst incidents can be traced back to negligence or wrongdoing on the part of an organizer, venue, or other party.
The worst Live Nation tragedies are:
- The stage collapse at the 2011 Indiana State Fair that killed 7 people and injured 58. Live Nation settled with the victims for $50 million.
- The suicide bomber who attacked fans at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England in 2017, killing 22 people, including children.
- The mass shooting at the Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas in 2017, in which 60 people were killed and 867 were injured.
- The crowd surge at the 2021 Astroworld Festival , which killed 10 people, with the victims ranging from 9 to 27 years old. Hundreds more were injured.
Even with incidents involving violence or other external factors, event organizers like Live Nation bear responsibility for failing to take adequate measures to protect fans. Other parties may also be to blame as well, and that is why an in-depth investigation is needed to identify cause and liability.
At Arnold & Itkin, we work closely with investigators and other experts to determine why our clients were injured. We will look at everything from the layout of the venue to the training and experience of security personnel and medics to see where things went wrong. We believe that people should be able to attend live events, even those with tens or hundreds of thousands of people, without fearing for their lives. Companies like Live Nation, Ticketmaster, and all other parties involved in putting on live events should put safety first.
Types of Live Nation Injuries
Regardless of their cause, injuries at a live event will have a considerable impact on survivors. Post-traumatic stress disorder is highly likely, along with any physical injuries that the person experienced. That is why it is so important to work with an attorney who can help you get answers and recover financial compensation that can cover everything from medical bills to living expenses and everything in between.
Our Live Nation injury lawyers can handle cases involving:
Injuries like these have a tremendous physical, financial, and emotional impact on a person. Medical bills alone can add up to tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ongoing treatment and therapy can cost even more over the course of a victim's life. When you also consider how an injury or psychological trauma may affect a person's ability to work and earn a living, it is easy to see just how much they stand to lose.
Live Nation and other event organizers and promoters should be held accountable if they fail to protect fans. They should pay what it will take to rebuild injured concertgoers' lives.
Injured at a Live Nation Concert? Talk to an Attorney.
If you were at a Live Nation event of any kind and you were injured, make sure you seek medical attention. Think twice before accepting a settlement or refund, as this could be the company’s way of getting you to sign away your right to file suit. Involving a Live Nation injury lawyer will give you the opportunity to find out why this happened, who’s responsible, and what compensation you can receive in order to put your life back together.
Arnold & Itkin is known not only for results – with over $20 billion in verdicts and settlements – but is recognized as a firm that cares. Our attorneys are all in when it comes to our clients’ cases because they truly care about the outcome. We meet people who have endured the worst injuries and losses, and we have the unique opportunity to turn things around for them and their families.
To find out more about your options and rights after a Live Nation event injury, call (888) 493-1629. We’re here to help.