The Mandalay Bay Shooting on October 1st is the deadliest mass shooting in American history, and victims and their surviving family members have the right to pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of quality of life, physical and emotional trauma, and wrongful deaths that occurred. Because of the complex and high-profile nature of the tragedy, it is crucial for victims and their families to seek representation from a reputable law firm in Nevada with experience pursuing these types of cases.
Mandalay Bay is owned and operated by MGM Resorts. The company may be liable for negligent security and for failing to take preventative measures that would have protected concert goers from harm. These include inadequate property surveillance, allowing guests to carry firearms onto the premises, failing to detect firearms on the premises, inadequate training of staff and security personnel, and inadequately responding to the threat when it became known.
Another entity that could be potentially liable is Live Nation Entertainment, the Route 91 Harvest Festival organizer. Live Nation Entertainment had a duty to provide security, provide adequate exits, and oversee evacuation from the venue. The company could be held liable for their negligence which potentially placed concert attendees at risk of injury or death during the shooting.
Finally, the manufacturers of the firearms or “bump stock” devices used by Stephen Paddock may also be liable for the shooting. These devices deliberately circumvent the need for an FFL license required to own and operate a fully automatic weapon. “Bump stocks” markedly enhance the lethal impact of a weapon and in turn violate the company’s duty of care to the general public.
The Las Vegas shooting is likely to set new precedents for legal liability in mass shootings. Current law allows individuals to seek compensation for wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, gunshot wounds, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other injuries received during the shooting.
Individuals should seek representation from personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas with the experience and resources to pursue compensation from those liable for mass casualty events. Our firm has the experience and personnel necessary to establish claims, gather evidence, and pursue compensation for victims who were physically injured, suffer from emotional trauma, or for the surviving family members of those who lost their lives.