bieber8Justin Bieber is the latest victim of overly aggressive security guards.  At Coachella 2015, Bieber and members of his entourage and security staff in the V.I.P. area when they were allegedly involved in a scuffle with security. According to TMZ,  the pop music star was being escorted by a member of the Coachella staff to the backstage area after showing the proper id wrist band. Security guards then came up behind him and allegedly grabbed him in a chokehold. Members of his staff got involved but they ended up being escorted from the festival.

Chokeholds are often barred in practice by law enforcement because they can result in serious injuries to the victim. A variety of techniques by security guards, including defensive tactics, arresting, and handcuffing, can all cause injury to a victim if done improperly, or by an untrained individual.

AXIS Legal Counsel represents victims of excessive force, including by security guards, mall security, retail store security, loss prevention store associates, loss prevention employees, and others. Excessive force can result when the security guard or officer (or even unbadged employee) uses too much force to restrain, detain, or arrest an individual, beyond what would be appropriate for the circumstances. Excessive force claims can result in chokeholders, broken arms, broken ribs, spinal contusions, neck and back injuries, spinal injuries, as well as head injuries and other permanent medical disabilities.

AXIS Legal Counsel’s excessive force practice is part of its Individual Rights practice area. Axis represents clients in numerous types of personal injury accidents and injuries, including car accidents, auto/vehicle accidents, bicycle accidentsbus accidents, motorcycle accidentstrucks accidents, boating accidents, brain injuries, head injuries,  burn injuries, school bus accidents,  dog bite injuries, parasailing accidents, premises liability, slip-and-falls, products liability, trip and fall injuries, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, gym/exercise accidents, and other personal injury accidents.  AXIS handles personal injury accidents that have resulted in head injuries, traumatic concussions, fractures, facial fractures, facial trauma, and traumatic brain injuries.  Axis’ managing attorney, Rabeh M. A. Soofi is recognized as a “Top Women Lawyer of Southern California” by SuperLawyers Rising Stars, and is a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who represents victims of accident and injuries in numerous kinds of disputes.

For information on retaining AXIS Legal Counsel to represent you or a loved one with any accident or injury, contact or call (213) 403-0130 for a confidential consultation, or visit our Accidents and Injuries Practice or Individual Rights portal. AXIS is a Los Angeles, California personal injury law firm that provides victims of accidents and injuries with aggressive representation to pursue the maximum extent of their rights.

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