Arizona fans of Drake may be interested to learn that a 24-year-old woman from Staten Island is suing the singer after an alleged injury sustained at a concert. The woman also named Madison Square Garden, an employee who worked at the concert and Live Nation in the suit.
The woman attended a Drake concert at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 6, 2016. During the concert, the woman claims that she was maliciously and violently struck with a beer bottle. She received a traumatic brain injury as a result of the incident. According to the lawsuit, she is unable to continue medical school due to the injury.
The court papers allege that the entities and individuals named in the suit are to blame for the incident due to negligence. The civil suit claims that the venue was allowed to be overcrowded, there was inadequate security in place for the size of the crowd, that excessive amounts of alcohol were permitted to be served and that the alcohol was served in glass bottles rather than plastic cups. Her lawyer said that the venue should have not allowed glass bottles to be brought inside the concert and that crowd control measures should have been employed to protect concert-goers.
Property owners have the responsibility to ensure that those who attend events at their place of business are safe from hazardous conditions. This means providing security and only allowing a certain number of people in the venue. When an injury occurs as a result of negligence, the injured party may file a civil suit in order to collect medical and compensatory damages. In this case, the woman's attorney argues those who were responsible for the Drake concert should have taken measures to control the crowds and the amount of alcohol that was served. The venue might settle the claim out of court in order to prevent a long trial from occurring.