Author: Jay Howard
Concerts are popular pastimes where many people can enjoy seeing their favorite artists perform live while joining others in a crowd. A concert is generally planned for months with strategy and preparation to organize large gatherings and the essentials of a safe event, whether large or small. However, people have experienced injuries, and fatalities have been reported after these large events due to negligence on behalf of the responsible parties. Poor planning and lack of support for expected crowds at a concert is dangerous and puts concertgoers at risk for injury.
If you have suffered an injury while attending a concert in Georgia, a personal injury attorney can help you prove negligence and fault to the parties responsible. At Tabbaa Law, our lawyer, Sami Tabba, is well-versed in personal injury law, and we are dedicated to helping our clients. Below you will find more information on what you should do after suffering an injury at a concert in Georgia.
What Kind of Injuries May Be Sustained during a Concert?
Large crowds can limit movement, minimize space, and create dangers that many people may not think about. Events with many people need enough space, safety personnel, emergency plans, and proper conditions to ensure the safety of people attending. At a concert, crowds can easily get rowdy very quickly, and the ambiance in the area can change people’s behavior. This can increase the danger for attendees, especially when there is overcrowding.
Injuries and accidents that may occur during a concert include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trampling injuries
- Getting hit by projectiles or show props
- Bruising, swelling, and soft-tissue injuries
- Trouble breathing or fainting
- Broken bones, fractures, or sprains
- Many other injuries and accidents
Factors that may increase the risk of injury at a concert include:
- Under maintained stairs, seats, walkways, and public spaces
- Poor lighting
- Lack of security
- Lack of safety and emergency plans
- Performer encouraging rowdiness and dangerous behavior
Any event with a large crowd and hours of planned attendance needs specific safety measures and security before starting. A lack of preparation on behalf of the performer’s team, the venue, or any other related parties may be held liable for any accidents or injury you have endured while attending their event.
What Should I Do After Suffering Injuries at a Concert?
If you attended a concert and sustained severe injuries during the event, you have the right to file a claim and seek compensation for your suffering. Venues, concert performers, and other included business partners earn money during large events such as a concert. They don’t always consider the appropriate precautions needed to house the events they profit from.
There are several steps to take when you have endured injuries while attending a crowded event, such as:
- Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries
- Take images and videos of injuries that occurred at the event
- Contact a skilled personal injury and premise liability lawyer
There are various aspects of injury compensation and liability to consider during a concert injury case. Seeking a skilled and experienced lawyer can help you maximize the compensation you receive and ensure that all the costs associated with injuries and damages are accounted for during a settlement or lawsuit.
Concert and Georgia Premise Liability Laws
Concert accidents may fall under premise liability, a law that enforces landowners and occupants to be held responsible for any injuries to guests on their property. A skilled attorney can evaluate the event that took place and prove the liability of the parties accountable for the damages that occurred to you on their property.
In Georgia, the Premise Liability Law states:
“51-3-1. Duty of owner or occupier of land to invitee
Where an owner or occupier of land, by express or implied invitation, induces or leads others to come upon his premises for any lawful purpose, he is liable in damages to such persons for injuries caused by his failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe.”
If you or a family member has been involved in a concert accident or endured injuries while attending a concert, several parties may have played a part in negligence.
Proving Negligence for Concert Injuries
Under Georgia’s premise liability, four factors are considered when proving negligence. Attending a concert in which you purchased a ticket to participate in an event makes you an attendee and a lawfully invited guest at the event. The event owners and parties involved must provide the proper conditions at the event, and if they fail in their duty of care, they are negligent.
Premise liability factors for proving negligence include:
- Proof of duty of care
- Duty of care was breached
- The breach of duty of care caused your injuries
- You have endured damages from your injuries
An expert personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate your case’s details. If you have suffered injuries and additional damages such as medical expenses, time off work, and pain and suffering because of negligence during a concert, your case may qualify for a personal injury lawsuit and compensation.
Contact an Expert Gwinnett County Personal Injury Lawyer at Tabbaa Law Firm
At Tabbaa Law Firm, our skilled Georgia personal injury lawyer has years of experience helping clients after suffering injuries due to the liable party’s negligence. If you have recently endured injuries while attending a concert, the responsible parties may be held liable for the damages and injuries you have suffered from. Contact our law firm by filling out our contact form, or give us a call at (770) 370-7881 to schedule your free case review.Personal Injury