As we reported previously here on May 30th, 2016 Leav & Steinberg, LLP was retained by several individuals who sustained serious and significant injuries at the T.I. Rap Concert.
For many excited concerts goers and fans, the night of May 25, 2016, was supposed to be filled with fun and music at rap artist, T.I.’s, New York concert held at Irving Plaza. Unfortunately, due to inadequate security measure and substandard emergency protocol, violence and gun fire erupted during the show inside New York’s famous music venue tragically leaving one person dead and others seriously injured.
Two of our clients at Leav and Steinberg, LLP were at the T.I concert at Irving Plaza to have fun and enjoy the show at the time of the shooting. They could have never expected that moments later they would be fleeing for their lives. At some point during the show, gun fire inside Irving Plaza sparked mayhem and chaos which quickly combined with overcrowded conditions that spread throughout the venue causing patrons inside the venue to flee to the nearest exits.
As a result of the shooting and the mass confusion that followed, people were rushed toward different areas inside the venue and our clients were trampled by other fleeing concert goers. Our clients have suffered serious injuries as well as mental and emotional anguish which they endured through such a harrowing experience.
Leav & Steinberg, LLP immediately filed a lawsuit on behalf of our injured clients alleging that the venue and concert promoters were negligent in having inadequate security measures in place to prevent guns from entering the show. Further, the defendants had an ongoing duty to ensure the safety of their patrons during the show and should have enacted proper emergency exit protocols.
Associate Vincent Provenzano has been handling the litigation on behalf of our two clients. Having previously defended premise owners and operators from suits, he is well positioned to assist our clients in getting them full and adequate compensation.
News agency, TMZ reported on this recent update and the link to the article can be found here.
The case remains in active litigation and we look forward to bringing this matter to trial.