Country Band Sued Over Stage Collapse Which Killed Seven.

A popular country band is responding to claims of negligence filed against it in a lawsuit regarding the tragic collapse of stage rigging at a state fair last summer.Several victims filed a lawsuit in Superior Court claiming that negligence on the part of the country band and other companies involved contributed to the tragedy.Seven people were killed and over 40 were injured when an extreme gust of wind toppled the equipment that hung over the stage before the band’s concert.In their response to the lawsuit, the band claims the stage collapse was the result of an accident or an act of God.They also said that they personally had nothing to do with the construction of the stage.As an experienced personal injury attorney I have reviewed many cases of personal injury and have completed same with favorable results.

The band also claims that the plaintiff’s injuries were caused by obvious danger and that some or all of their injuries were their own fault.The band also identified other people that it said were also responsible for the tragedy, including the state fair officials, the state police, the labor union who helped to construct the stage and the actual state the accident occurred in.The band also denied allegations that said they had authority over the setup of the stage. They state that they did not have any control over the size or building of the stage nor the public address system, and this was all provided for by the fair .A report released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the stage scaffolding was not properly erected and that they had not inspected the rigging during or after its construction.The agency issued more than $90,000 in fines for violations that occurred before the stage was hit by a blast of wind as the country group was about to perform.According to the lawsuit the companies and the band failed to build a safe stage and should have paid more attention to the weather that evening. When the weather became increasingly worse, the concert should have been canceled and the crowd evacuated.The families of the people who died in the accident are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, as well as many other victims who were injured.Defendants also include the concert producers and the stagehands’ union as well as other companies involved with the concert.The lawsuit asks the court to award damages in excess of 40 million dollars.If you or a loved one has been the victim of personal injury call 1800 320-0080 or email me now jostad@verizon.net or visit my offices in either Baltimore or Rockville today.