Students said to be okay after stage collapse at local high school
If you live in the Indianapolis area, then you might have seen news reports of what looked like a great time at a local high school. A video shows students on a stage, dancing to and performing, with no shortage of enthusiasm, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” But suddenly the stage collapses beneath them, and more than a dozen students were injured.
Thankfully, police in Westfield have reported that the students’ injuries are believed to be minor, and in the words of a police captain, the kids appear to be “doing really well.”
Still, the incident reminds us of the dangers of stage collapses, one of which you may recall from several years ago at the Indiana State Fair. Sadly, that stage collapse took the lives of seven people.
When an injurious accident happens on someone else’s property — it could be a store, a construction site, a backyard or even a school gym or auditorium — the injured person’s first concern is undoubtedly getting the proper medical care. But often there are other concerns that crop up. For example, how will the injury affect your ability to work? How long can you expect to be in pain? Will your medical care have to be ongoing? Who is going to pay for all of this?
Premises liability law exists so that injured people have legal recourse when a property owner or a person using the property fails to ensure that the premises are safe. When that failure results in injury to you, then you may be legally entitled to compensation.
At Steve Crell Law, we know premises liability law. To learn more about these matters, please see our premises liability overview.