Accident reconstruction expert witness advises on a case involving a concert attendee who tripped on cables. The plaintiff was attending an empowerment conference at an arena with a group of friends when she tripped over one or more electrical cables that ran from the stage to the sound booth. She fell and suffered a serious injury. She filed suit against the production company, arena owner and conference presenter under contract and tort law.
The plaintiff asserts that she did not see the cables because of poor lighting. Further, the cables were not covered nor marked with warning tape. She alleges that the defendants breached the duty of reasonable care owed to her by either negligently placing the cables or mat in the aisle or by failing to provide adequate warning of the dangerous condition.
The defendants contend that the cables were covered with a rubber mat that had been taped down with yellow tape to warn attendees of the potential hazard.