Fifty-eight people lost their lives and 546 were injured when a gunman opened fire on attendees of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas. The gunman fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas strip. The shooting lasted at least 10 minutes.
Victims and their families have endured immeasurable trauma, pain, and suffering. Was the shooting preventable? Was there something the hotel or venue could have done to prevent it? Who is responsible for the innocent victims’ losses and expenses? These are some of the questions we are trying to answer for families affected by this tragedy.
Along with our joint venture partners, we represent almost 1,000 families nationwide who were affected by this tragedy. Contact us at 713-850-8600 to learn how we may be able to help you.
Who Qualifies to File a Claim for the Route 91 Harvest Shooting?
Everyone who attended the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on October 1, 2017 may be eligible to file a claim and recover compensation for their losses.
- Attendees who suffered gunshot wounds.
- Attendees who sustained physical injuries while trying to flee (e.g., broken bones, sprains, lacerations, etc.).
- Attendees who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms include insomnia, depression, anxiety, nightmares, and other psychological, physical, and emotional effects.
- Families of those killed.
Who is Responsible for the Damages Suffered by Victims of the Las Vegas Shooting?
The shooter, Stephen Paddock, may have carried out the attack, but he is not the only party that may be liable for the victims’ damages. How did a hotel guest manage to get 23 firearms into his room without hotel security noticing? Why did the hotel personnel not immediately call the police after Paddock shot a security guard before opening fire on the concertgoers? Why did it take the police over 75 minutes to enter Paddock’s hotel room? Why did the venue not provide adequate exits or properly trained employees to facilitate evacuation once the shooting began?
We are investigating every potential party that may be liable for the mass shooting. This includes:
- The shooter
- The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
- The fairgrounds property owner
- The event organizer for the Route 91 Harvest country music festival
- The concert promoter, Live Nation
How Will D. Miller & Associates Help with My Injury or Wrongful Death Case?
Our team can answer any questions you have regarding your rights if you were an attendee, gunshot victim, or lost a loved one at the Las Vegas shooting. The attorneys and support staff at D. Miller & Associates will help with every aspect of your case. We will:
- Advise you of your legal options
- Collect evidence to support your case
- File the necessary paperwork to exercise your rights
- Identify all your damages and seek a fair settlement or verdict
- Return all your phone calls and emails
- Keep you updated on the status of your case
- Help you coordinate your medical care
The parties involved are already arming themselves for lawsuits. MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, wrote in a statement to NPR:
“The incident that took place on October 1st was a terrible tragedy perpetrated by an evil man. These kinds of lawsuits are not unexpected and we intend to defend ourselves against them. That said, out of respect for the victims, we will give our response through the appropriate legal channels.”
Call D. Miller & Associates at 713-850-8600.
What Economic and Noneconomic Losses Can I Recover?
Damages are the financial awards you collect when you win a personal injury or wrongful death claim. We can help you pursue current and future damages for physical, financial, and emotional losses associated with the Las Vegas shooting. This includes damages for:
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages and work benefits
- Long- and short-term disability
- Counseling and other mental health services
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Mental anguish and grief
- Wrongful death damages, such as loss of love, support, future income, and advise
Contact Us at 713-850-8600 to Speak With Us About Your Case
When you are the victim of a senseless tragedy such as the Las Vegas shooting, life will never be the same. Seth Gillihan, psychologist and PTSD researcher, told USA Today: “The country pretty quickly returns to its baseline.” However, “the world [survivors] knew before it happened is profoundly changed. They’re probably going to have a different way of seeing the world, they may have a different way of seeing themselves, they may be critical of themselves for how they reacted during the event.”
While you are mourning, recovering, and trying to restore normalcy, our attorneys can help with important legal matters. We fight for the justice you deserve and act as your legal advisor and advocate during this challenging time. Call 713-850-8600 for a case evaluation.
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