Indiana to Pay Damages in State Fair Stage Collapse
State Attorney General Greg Zoeller is planning to appeal the recent ruling that will leave Indiana taxpayers to pay off the millions in damages from the 2011 state collapse at the Indiana State Fair.
The accident that occurred on August 13th, 2011 was a massive stage collapse that killed seven people, and injured dozens of others. The lawsuit that was filed as a result of the accident claimed that Mid-America Sound, the company responsible for the stage setup, had constructed a faulty stage. Mid-America Sound states they had an agreement with the State of Indiana that absolved them from liability in the event of any accidents, and as a result, the state may end up paying for the damages.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants to remedy this, however, and hold Mid-America Sound responsible for the stage collapse so the burden of payment doesn’t fall on the shoulders of Indiana citizens.
Wagner Reese was retained to assist a worker severely injured in this tragic accident, and we are hard at work in the process of getting the victims the compensation they deserve, from the source that should be required to pay for these damages. If you were injured as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another, give the personal injury lawyers of Wagner Reese a call at (888) 204-8440 for assistance.