New York Audience Injury Lawyers. New York City is a global capital of live theater performances. From Broadway shows in Times Square, to concert halls, comedy clubs and sports arenas, NYC’s entertainment industry offers something for everyone.
However, when an audience member is hurt in an accident, the event can become much more serious.
Theater owners and operating companies have an obligation to make sure their venue is safe for patrons. Seats must be safe and dark isles must be properly illuminated and free of debris.
In addition, the event production staff must provide warning of known hazards to patrons. For example, prior to using strobe lights a theater must warn visitors of the risk these high speed lights pose to people susceptible to seizures.
Further, the Americans with Disabilities Act requires handicap access for disabled patrons.
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Volunteer from Audience Hurt in Accident
Occasionally, an on-stage performer will ask one or more members of the audience to come up on stage and participate in the show. Sometimes these volunteers are actually paid actors, planted in the audience in advance by the show staff. However at other times, these volunteers are true audience members and tourists from out of town.
The world renowned magician and illusionist David Copperfield has a resident performance at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The popular act has been performed near-daily for several years.
In one portion of the performance, David Copperfield requests that an entire section of the audience, comprising approximately 12 people, join him on the stage. In the blink of an eye, Copperfield causes the group to disappear, and to then reappear on a balcony in the back of the theater.
The trick is performed by having the group hurry through a secret passage way. Unfortunately, during one recent performance of the routine, an audience member tripped on debris in the passage way, causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground.
In a personal injury lawsuit filing, the audience member alleged a traumatic brain injury requiring extensive medical treatment.
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