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What To Do If You Are Injured at a Concert Venue

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

At MLG Injury, our personal injury attorneys in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi know that no matter the genre, there is one thing most concerts have in common: Large crowds.

In some cases, they can also share alcohol use, raucous attendees, and even injurious circumstances that are spurred by overcrowding or violence, and the lack of security to help control the size and actions of the crowd.

If you have been injured at a concert venue, you need to know what to do next to ensure your well-being is the priority, and your legal rights are preserved to pursue the property owner, operator, or event organizer for your complete financial recovery.

Here is what you need to know.

What are the Most Common Causes of Injuries at Concert Venues?

Most property owners, operators, and event organizers regulate the size of the crowds, meet fire and safety regulations, and employ medical and security staff to help manage any incidents that occur during the performances.

However, concert venues have also been the stage for tragic events that lead to significant injuries and fatalities that result from:

  • Blocked exits.
  • Criminal activity on or around the premises, including sexual assaults and robberies.
  • Equipment malfunctions or failures that cause injuries, including falling speakers or cameras.
  • Fire code/capacity violations that lead to crushing injuries or deaths.
  • Lack of security screenings that allow dangerous weapons onto the premises.
  • Poorly trained security personnel or a lack of physical security presence for the crowd size.
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents caused by dimly lit areas, torn rugs, or spilled food and beverages.
  • Violent attacks between patrons.

If you have been hurt at a concert in Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana, there are several steps you can take to ensure your injuries are identified and documented, so you can pursue the financial compensation you need to get your life back on track.

What Steps Should I Take After Being Injured at a Concert Venue?

The first thing you should do after suffering an injury is pursue immediate medical care at the treatment facility on the venue’s premises. Be sure to document the venue’s response to your injuries, who treated you, and their initial diagnosis.

Next, if you do not require immediate transport from the facility by ambulance, seek medical care at the nearest emergency room or another professional medical facility. This will ensure a physician identifies all your injuries, puts a treatment plan in place, and provides ongoing care instructions.

Once you know the extent of your injuries, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation by calling 888-904-2524 to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the property owner, operator, or event organizer for your full financial recovery.

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Do Pre-Existing Conditions Impact Personal Injury Claims?

Monday, January 16th, 2023

At MLG Injury, our Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi personal injury attorneys know that getting hurt in a crash can cause significant bodily harm to parts of your body you did not know existed.

Muscle, tendon, soft tissue, orthopedic, head, neck, back, and internal injuries are all common occurrences after a vehicle collision, slip and fall, or other premises liability incident that is caused by a negligent person, party, or entity. These injuries can require specialized medical care, extended time away from work, and additional expenses you should not have to pay out of pocket.

If you have a pre-existing condition, you may worry that your medical history will harm the financial recovery you may be eligible to pursue during a personal injury claim. The reality is, you have a right to worry. Mostly because the at-fault party’s insurance company is going to do all it can to minimize your damages or outright deny your claim, which may mean looking into your pre-existing condition, and blaming it for the extent of the harm you suffered in the incident in question.

Our personal injury lawyers can help you pursue the damages you are entitled to from the at-fault party’s insurance company, even if you do have a pre-existing condition.

What is Considered a Pre-Existing Condition?

The Department of Health and Human Services defines a pre-existing condition as any injury or illness — physical or mental — that you may have experienced before your insurance claim.

This broad definition is applied by insurance companies in ways that minimize their risks and help preserve their bottom line.

For instance, if you are currently suffering from migraines, are being treated for the condition, and suffered a head injury during a car accident, the insurance company may point to your existing diagnosis to minimize how the crash has impacted your physical and emotional well-being.

Seek Medical Care Immediately After You Are Injured to Mitigate The Insurance Company’s Claims

The insurance company will want medical proof that your condition or injury was aggravated by the accident.

You can help provide the proof you need to support that the accident was the cause of your injuries — even if you have a pre-existing condition — by seeing a doctor right away after the injury occurs.

Your physicians can verify any intensified severity of your pre-existing injury and can document and treat any new injuries properly, the quicker you seek care. They can also act as witnesses for your claim through their examination, x-rays, scans, and other medical procedures that help prove the accident led to the injuries you are suffering now.

It is vital that these medical facts are documented to help support your claim.

It is also important to partner with a skilled Florida personal injury lawyer so that any requests made by the insurance company are reviewed by your attorneys. Never sign anything the insurance company sends you. Insurance companies will often request access to your medical records under the guise of valuing your injury claim. Typically, what they are looking for is a way to get out of paying you, which will start with pinpointing your pre-existing condition as the root of your injuries. We can help minimize this risk, so you can pursue financial compensation for the complete injuries caused by the current circumstances.

The Negligent Party is Still Liable for Your Personal Injury Claim

Personal injury laws are in place that state a person may have pre-existing conditions that make them more vulnerable to injury, it does not remove the liability from a defendant in any type of court case — including a personal injury claim.

If a claimant can prove their injuries were exacerbated or caused by another party, the at-fault party must still be held liable.

Although these laws are in place, it is important that you disclose your pre-existing condition to any doctors you visit and when filing your claim, so we have all the facts upfront.

We encourage our clients to seek justice after an accident despite their pre-existing conditions.

Contact our skilled personal injury attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn more about your legal rights and options to navigate the legal and insurance issues that arise so you can concentrate on healing and moving forward with your life.

Can I Change Attorneys During a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

At MLG Injury, our personal injury attorneys in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi know no one expects to be injured by another person or party’s negligence. Likewise, when they look for help with their physical, emotional, and financial recovery in the form of a personal injury lawyer, they may not know what to expect from the legal process.

Whether it was a television commercial, billboard, or online search that led you to your current attorney, there are times when you may have doubts about the law firm’s ability to produce results. If this is true in your case, you still have options to pursue the best outcome with another attorney.

If you were wondering if you can change attorneys in the middle of your personal injury case, the short answer is, yes. Yes, you can. Both state laws, and rules of ethics, allow you to pursue legal results with a different attorney.

However, there are a few things you should consider first.

What are the Most Common Reasons Injury Victims Switch Attorneys?

All personal injury cases are unique, and so are the reasons attorneys navigate the legal process the way they do.

There are also multiple reasons why their clients may want to switch personal injury lawyers in the middle of their cases.

That may include:

  • Feelings of not being heard, or that their story is not being told.
  • Inconsistent advice.
  • Inexperience or unprofessional demeanor.
  • Missed filings or other important deadlines.
  • Misunderstanding the nature or scope of their client’s injuries.
  • Not feeling comfortable with the attorney or law firm.
  • Personal differences have led to disputes.
  • Poor communication.

Our Florida personal injury attorneys know that clients can become easily frustrated by the lack of progress in their cases — especially when they involve catastrophic injuries and complex negotiations. That is why we provide straightforward legal advice, so our clients understand the legal statutes and thresholds that must be met to pursue results. When our clients have realistic expectations, our partnerships become stronger.

What to Expect When You Switch Personal Injury Attorneys in the Middle of Your Case?

When you decide to pursue a different law firm’s advice for your personal injury case, it is important to let them know why you are dissatisfied with your existing legal representation.

After they understand your existing challenges, ask what they will do differently. Who will be the point person who speaks with you directly about your case, whenever you have questions or need a status update?

Your new attorney should be willing to discuss your case strategy, the legal steps they will take to pursue results, their financial recovery estimates, fees, and the approximate timeline for completing your case.

Be sure you have secured a new lawyer before you let your previous lawyer go, so they can manage the transition properly and in writing. Keep in mind, there will be delays during the transition.

That includes the time it takes to retrieve a copy of your case file, evidence, documents, and other important information associated with your personal injury case from your previous attorney.

Your new counsel will also have to notify the at-fault party’s insurance company to ensure all inquiries are now directed to the proper firm. Patience is necessary during these first few weeks, so your new attorney can absorb all the information they need to properly represent you.

If you have questions about switching law firms, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Are There Reasons Why a Personal Injury Attorney Will Not Take My Case?

Monday, November 7th, 2022

At MLG Injury, our personal injury attorneys in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi work tirelessly to successfully represent clients who have been injured because of another party’s negligence. It is important to us that you receive the legal representation and resources necessary to pursue the financial compensation you may be entitled to after negligence has impacted your life.

We understand that getting hurt in a traffic collision, slip and fall incident, or due to the lack of security is life changing. However, many details can interfere with your ability to file a successful personal injury claim.

Here are a few reasons why an experienced personal injury lawyer may not take your case.

Failing to Seek Medical Care for Your Injuries

To file a successful personal injury claim in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, or across the U.S., you must prove you were actually injured and that your injuries led to damages.

The insurance company will not simply take your word for the fact that you were injured. You must prove, through medical documentation, records, and a treatment plan outlined by a professional healthcare provider, that you suffered injuries.

These records will support the fact that you have incurred medical expenses, and may require time away from work, which will result in lost wages.

Lacking Evidence of Another Person’s Liability

Once we can establish that you have been injured by another person or party’s negligence, we will pursue their insurance coverage for your financial recovery. That means we must present the necessary evidence that proves he/she/they acted, or failed to act, negligently

That may include presenting the police report, eyewitness statements, photos/video from the scene, and supporting medical records that outline your injuries.

If we cannot prove there is a liable party, there is no insurance coverage that can be pursued for your financial recovery.

The Statute of Limitations Expired Before You Contacted a Personal Injury Attorney

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim varies by state.

  • In Louisiana, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is one yearfrom the date the injury occurred.
  • In Mississippi, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is three yearsfrom the date the injury occurred.
  • In Florida, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is four yearsfrom the date the injury occurred.

If you wait to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired, you will have little to no legal recourse for pursuing the negligent party who caused your injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured by another person or party’s negligence, contact our skilled Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana personal injury attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the best outcome for your claim without delay.

We take all qualifying cases on a contingency basis, so you never pay our legal fees unless we win your case.

How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

At MLG Injury, our Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida personal injury attorneys know that before we can determine how much your case is worth, we must first understand the extent of your injuries, and how they have impacted your daily activities and overall quality of life.

To understand each of the intricate details of your personal injury circumstances, we will outline the severity of the crash and how it correlates to the injuries you sustained based on medical care documentation and the associated treatment you received.

While each personal injury client we represent has specific and unique financial recovery needs, there are common forms of compensation we will evaluate to ensure we are pursuing the maximum outcome for each of our client’s complete damages.

What are the Most Common Forms of Accident and Injury Compensation Pursued During a Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana Personal Injury Claim?

Once our MLG Injury lawyers have outlined your accident, injuries, and future care requirements, we will calculate your complete damages and begin negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance company to recover:

  • Complete Past Medical Expenses
  • Future Rehabilitation and Therapy Costs
  • Past Lost Wages
  • Diminished Earning Capacity
  • Physical Disfigurement
  • Emotional and Psychological Trauma
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Quality of Life
  • Property Damage
  • Eligible Out-of-Pocket Expenses

No two personal injury claims are alike and require a skilled attorney by your side before talking to the at-fault party’s insurance company. We can help protect your rights and best interests from the start, beginning with a free consultation today.

Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana

If you or someone you love has been injured by another person or party’s negligence, contact our dedicated Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the best outcome for your case.

Our experienced personal injury lawyers take all qualifying cases on a contingency basis, which means if we do not win your case, you do not pay our legal fees. Call us now to learn more.

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