The Ledger Law Firm has been retained to represent shooting victim Douglas Cotter, who was seriously injured in the Las Vegas shooting, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. On October 1, 2017, a gunman fired into a crowd enjoying a concert from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

58 people were killed and more than 500 others were injured from the events that transpired. The Ledger Law Firm is representing one of the victims, and the case itself is made on behalf of all victims and festival attendees who experienced injuries and emotional distress due to the mass shooting.

As the facts surrounding the shooting unfolded, inconsistencies in reported accounts of the shooting have led to questions of whether MGM Resorts — the parent company of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino — were negligent in their attempts at preventing the mass shooting. Much of the debate is centered on a troubling six-minute gap between when law enforcement authorities indicate a Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino security guard was shot by the gunman and when the gunman opened fire on the concert attendees.

MGM Resorts alleges that this supposed timeline gap was based on premature information derived from a Mandalay Bay report, but the company now maintains that the six-minute gap timeline is not accurate in light of recent information.

Despite MGM’s assertions, lawsuits have already been filed by shooting victims who claim this apparent timeline gap is evidence of the hotel’s negligence, indicating that the hotel failed to respond or otherwise act in a timely manner.

In addition to the potential liability of MGM Resorts, the host of the Route 91 Festival — Live Nation — may be liable as well. If it can be shown that Live Nation failed to adequately design a venue with adequate emergency exits and/or failed to prepare employees for an appropriate emergency response, then the host may also be legally liable to shooting victims.

There may also be a claim against Slide Fire Solutions, LP, the manufacturer of the hotly-debated bump stock that was used to mimic automatic fire by the gunman. The Ledger Law Firm will investigate the potential liability of all parties involved and will pursue all forms of compensation and damages that may be appropriate for our client and other victims of this senseless mass shooting.

“This case is about three things”, said Attorney Emery Brett Ledger, “A demented killer, grossly negligent security, and weapon modifiers that shouldn’t be on the market.  Those who were negligent are going to be held accountable for the massive holes that were blown through my client’s arm & abdomen.  Mr. Cotter was one of the last patients to leave the Intensive Care Unit and will be one of the first to be rendered justice.”

About the Ledger Law Firm

Founded in 1998, The Ledger Law Firm, is a nationally recognized personal injury & wrongful death legal group, representing those who have been seriously injured or killed by acts of negligence.

For more information, please call Matthew Kovach 800.300.0001 or mediarelations@ledgerlaw.com.