Was the state fair stage collapse something that was just an unforeseeable situation? Or was it something that could've been prevented? As IOSHA and Indiana State Police begin investigating Saturday’s tragedy, so are some lawyers.
"This is a catastrophic loss case,” said Mark Ladendorf, personal injury lawyer.
"I know this person who was injured very badly is looking to hire someone to investigate the case probably just as many of the victims are,” Ladendorf said.
If any of the victims decide to go after the state, they'll have to play by state rules. They'll need to file a tort claim notice within the first 270 days then they'll have to prove the state is liable. Even if they can, though, they should expect only so much.
"Their recovery would be capped at $700,000 in any claim against the state," Ladendorf said.
Ladendorf said some victims might try to go after the private company that built the stage too. He said there will be plenty of lawyers willing to dig for answers.
"They're gonna want answers, because they went to a concert innocently and some of them never came home."