West Virginia is home to some well-known colleges in the United States. With the influx of young people visiting the state each year comes great events and concerts. While these events create fun-filled memories, they are attended by hundreds or thousands of people each and are not always safe. Prior to going to a concert, consider following some concert safety tips.
Unfortunately, even the utmost care does not always prevent injuries. When accidents or incidents do occur at concert venues, a thorough investigation is launched to see what went wrong, how it could have been avoided, and often results in a change in policy. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident at a concert in the state of West Virginia, you need a lawyer who can help you determine your rights to relief and the best course of action. For a no-risk initial consultation, contact Colombo Law today.
Types of Concert Injuries
Unfortunately, serious injury or death are not uncommon at concerts. The mix of huge numbers of people, loud music, and alcohol is often a recipe for disaster. When an emergency strikes, there is sometimes trampling when concert-goers try to flee the premises. In other cases, concert injuries are the result of an altercation between people at the event. The following are some common causes of injuries at concetts:
- Fights: At concerts, fights are common. Alcohol is often a key contributor to concert fights. When alcohol is involved and it is combined with the adrenaline rush of a concert, something as simple as the exchange of improper etiquette can turn into a brawl. If these altercations are not broken up quickly, there is a potential for serious injury to those involved and those nearby. Fights are also known to happen in mosh-pits, and are sometimes encouraged. This practice is not only dangerous to all concert-goers but could result in the loss of life.
- Slip, Trip, and Falls: At concerts, there are lots of hazards present as a result of sound equipment, staging, the darkness of the event center, and other factors. This creates a high risk for slipping, tripping, or falling when traversing through the center. Although a slip, trip, and fall seems minor in nature, injuries requiring medical attention often result. These injuries can be far from minor and can require corrective surgery to reverse the damage that occurs.
Determining Liability for Concert Injuries
Determining who is liable for a concert injury involves examining the unique facts of each case. The nature, type, and cause of your injury will help determine the liability for concert injuries. Generally speaking, the concert venue may be liable for incidents that happen at its events. However, in circumstances in which fights occur and are not broken up, there must be an inquiry into whether a third party, such as a security company, is liable for the injuries that result. For an assessment and complete case review, contact Colombo Law today.
The Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. We are highly experienced personal injury lawyers who successfully handle hundreds of personal injury claims each year, obtaining justice and monetary relief for our clients.