They will sue whoever is most likely going to be found to have a liability for the injury and just as importantly they will sue whoever is most likely to one way or another be forced to pay whatever settlement is agreed or awarded.
Yes, the reality is that the injured party/ies lawyer/s will probably sue everyone, and see what sticks. They'll also do some due dilligence and see what assets the person/people/entities they're suing own. If you own nothing (ie, have nothing in your name), they'll move on.
So The Blacksmith is right: his business probably won't get sued, because there's nothing to win from that, and it would be a great big waste of time and money (unscrupulous lawyers - but I repeat myself - might continue the case anyway, because they'll get paid regardless). Basically, The Blacksmiths business is safe, but he personally, the organisers, and everyone remotely associated in any shape or form might not be.
Edited 24 Nov 2015 12:33, 6 years ago, edited by Draffa
The injured party can sue your limited liability company, they can sue the building owner, they can sue the event organiser, or they can sue an individual directly. They will sue whoever is most likely going to be found to have a liability for the injury and just as importantly they will sue whoever is most likely to one way or another be forced to pay whatever settlement is agreed or awarded. If, hypothetically, the stall you set up collapses and squishes the child you can still be personally sued (you, not the business) because you set up the stall in an unsafe manner and as such it was your personal negligence that caused said injury. Bye bye house
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