Festival and Concert Injuries
Posted on September 7, 2017 in Personal Injury by Folkman
Concert and festival season is in full swing. Listening to live music is a great way to spend a night. Yet mixing alcohol, crowds, and the poor lighting of many venues can be a recipe for disaster. Concert injuries are not uncommon. The following are some ways to ensure you and your loved ones get home safely after a night at the club or concert hall.
Preventing Concert Injuries
Whenever large groups of people gather together, the risk of accidents and injuries increases. Venue owners and operators are expected to provide and maintain facilities that are secure, well-staffed, large enough to accommodate the crowd, and easy to navigate. Exits should be well-lit and easy to access in the event of an emergency. Walkways, common areas, and restrooms should be dry and free of debris.
Venue security staff members are responsible for preventing dangerous stampedes that can crush concertgoers. Without the proper safety precautions in place, concert guests can slip and fall, risking lacerations, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries.
Every public facility should be up to code with safe plumbing and wiring to reduce the risk of fires or other hazards. Add alcohol to the mix and the risk increases. Bar staff should be trained to spot the signs of inebriation and refrain from overserving customers.
What to do if You Are Injured at a Concert
Concert injuries are usually fairly minor, but others can be painful and debilitating. Serious injuries require ongoing and costly medical care. If you are injured at a concert, festival, or public sporting event, take the following steps to protect yourself in the event you decide to file a premises liability lawsuit.
As soon as possible, document all the details of your accident. Note how, when, and where you were hurt. Include any details you recall about other individuals who were either involved or who caused your accident. It is a good idea to meet with a competent South Jersey slip and fall lawyer as well. Your lawyer can gather relevant evidence such as security footage and witness accounts that help to establish causation.
South Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyers at Folkman Law Offices, P.C. Take on Negligent Property Owners
Concerts, festivals, and other public events are a great way to spend time with family and friends. No one expects to end up with an injury or worse after a night spent enjoying music. South Jersey slip and fall lawyers at Folkman Law Offices, P.C. will discuss your situation and determine if the venue owner was negligent and if you have a valid premises liability lawsuit.
The law varies from state to state, so it is crucial that you speak to a South Jersey slip and fall lawyer about pursuing a lawsuit in New Jersey. Schedule a consultation by calling 856-354-9444 or contact us online. Folkman Law has offices in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, to serve individuals and families throughout the area.