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Man injured during rapper's concert sues for premises liability

Safety and security should always be the top concern for business owners. This philosophy holds true for event organizers, too, requiring them to ensure their events,, including parties and gatherings, are safe when held on their own property. Event planners and organizers must make certain that the property is free from hazardous conditions and elements that may result in injury to attendees, as the property owner may be responsible for accidents.

Cameron Jibril Thomaz, commonly known as rapper Wiz Khalifa, made headlines again, not for his new album, arrest or gig in Tampa Bay, Florida, but for a premises liability lawsuit filed against him. According to the report, Khalifa, Rostrum Records LLC, together with 40 others were named as defendants in a lawsuit filed in connection with an assault during a concert on April 11, 2013. The plaintiff claimed he was attacked and battered at a restaurant when two men initiated an unprovoked attack. The accuser said that he suffered significant injuries as a result of the assault.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiff blames the defendants for breaching their duty to protect business invitees from such an attack. He also claims that inadequate security was a factor in the assault. The victim reportedly suffered a broken jaw and facial injuries that required multiple hospital visits, loss of income, disfigurement, and emotional distress. The lawsuit seeks compensation for these damages.

An incident that occurs on another person or entity's property can be a traumatic experience for anyone hurt in the accident. Premises liability laws in Florida are in place to prevent such accidents and compensate those who suffer harm. To learn how he or she might recover the compensation he or she is owed, a premises liability victim should consider speaking with a local professional.

Source: West Virginia Record, "Rapper Wiz Khalifa named in Morgantown lawsuit," Chris Dickerson, June 17, 2014

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