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Rap artists facing lawsuit after NJ concert mishap

Famous rap artists Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are facing a lawsuit in New Jersey after dozens of people were injured in a concert accident, an article of NBC News reported on August 25.

Authorities told reports that 42 people were believed to have sustained fall injuries on August 5 after a railing malfunctioned, and 17 of these people have decided to file a lawsuit against the two rappers and the premises’ operator Live Nation for their negligence. The concertgoers reportedly were on an elevated platform approximately 10 feet high, when they fell down to the concrete pavement while the two rappers were performing. The persons sustained bodily injuries like fractured spine, broken bones, lacerations, emotional trauma, and unconsciousness. Neither of the two rappers’ representatives nor the venue operator issued a statement after the incident. The plaintiffs were hoping to get compensations for the injuries they sustained and to prevent the accident from happening in the future.

The Nashville attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP strongly believe that persons should get fair compensations after sustaining injuries from a potentially dangerous premises. If this happens to you or to a loved one, we may help you file a legal claim against negligent parties to possibly get the financial compensation you need for recovery. Find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (615) 277-2765.

Knoxville fire injures two

Two people suffered minor injuries after a fire broke out in their home in east Knoxville.

The two residents, a mother and daughter, were taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center Saturday night. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but arson investigators are expected to inspect the premises.

Neighbors say they heard an explosion Saturday night and looked out to see the house engulfed with flames. Witnesses say the roof was on fire and flames were as tall as the trees. Fire fighters had the fire under control by 9 pm, just half an hour after the fire is believed to have started.

If you have been injured in a fire on some else’s property due to their negligence, contact the Nashville premises liability attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765.

University student receives judgement for fall

A 30 year-old University of Memphis student who fell down an elevator shaft in 2005 was awarded a $4.1 million judgement this week.

The man fell about fifteen feet from a first floor elevator at an art gallery, which was rented by the university for a senior art exhibit. There were no witnesses to his fall, but his father and a friend found him groaning at the bottom of the elevator shaft. He suffered a severe brain injury due to the fall and part of his skull had to be removed to help ease the swelling in his brain. The man has no recollection of the incident.

The jury found the university to be 65% at fault, the art gallery owner 30% at fault, and the student to be 5% at fault. Each blamed one another for their lack of supervision.

If you have been hurt in an accident or other incident attributable to the negligence of a property owner or the owner’s authorized agents, contact the Nashville premises liability lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765.


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