Lawyer Sues After Concert Accident In Texas

Fagerberg is seeking damages for the medical bills and loss of earnings that he will allegedly suffer.Following an incident that occurred at the famed South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, a local lawyer has filed a personal injury lawsuit due to an alleged injury that he suffered while at the concert, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Members of the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark were about to begin their set when a large contraption that was set up prior to the show fell into the audience. Officials from the concert rushed to help the individuals who were allegedly hit by the falling structure, reported the news source.

Austin lawyer Richard Patrick Fagerberg was among the allegedly injured, and the Texas resident has filed a personal injury lawsuit against a group of defendants that includes the cameraman who set up the beam, OnSlot Creative, who hired the camera crew, Steve Madden Ltd., the sponsor and the concert series, SXSW, according to the Statesman.

The lawsuit stated that Fagerberg was hit on the head, suffered a laceration and was allegedly temporarily knocked unconscious. The following morning the lawyer had allegedly not been able to speak or express his thoughts in an effective manner, the news source reported.

Fagerberg is seeking damages for the medical bills and loss of earnings that he will allegedly suffer, as he has claimed that he will be unable to run his practice due to the extent of the injuries, the Statesman reported.

Another personal injury lawsuit involving a high-profile event has had several new developments come to light, as Allen Iverson has received the backing of Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. in a case that the basketball star is involved in, CBS News reported.

Godbee, who was retired at the time of the incident, has come to the defense of Iverson, as he was one of the bodyguards the night of the alleged incident in which the basketball player was accused of starting a bar fight in Detroit in April 2009, according to the news source.

Guy Walker Jr., the plaintiff in the case, claims that one of Iverson's bodyguards had attacked him at the request of the basketball star, and he has filed a $2.5 million lawsuit in which he seeks restitution for an alleged injury that has had an allegedly serious impact on his life, reported CBS.