How Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen at Concerts?

A Hartford County Slip and Fall Lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy, LLC Can Discuss Your Options

Spectators attend concerts and other live events to be entertained. What they never expect is to experience a slip and fall accident that leaves them with an acute or long-lasting injury. After a slip and fall, figuring out how to submit a claim or pursue a third-party lawsuit is sometimes difficult. It can be stressful without the help of a lawyer.

Why do slip and falls occur at concerts, however? Concerts tend to be held in places with many levels, like a stadium with numerous staircases, ramps, or uneven surfaces, such as an ungroomed field or lawn. This creates instant tripping hazards. Attendees may also be drinking and spilling beverages, creating additional problems.

Another cause of slips and falls at live events is anything in the path of people walking throughout the space. This could be anything from clothing accidentally dropped by a guest to electrical wires that were poorly and improperly positioned. Other causes of slip and falls include wet bathroom floors, insufficient lighting (especially in parking areas and stairwells), and inadequately maintained gathering areas.

Common Concert Slip and Fall Injuries

Every slip and fall experience tends to be unique to the injured concert-goer. However, some injuries are more common with slips and falls. These include:

  • Head injuries that can cause traumatic brain injuries ranging from mild concussions to significant brain damage
  • Bone fractures and completely broken bones, particularly of the limbs, fingers, and toes
  • Muscular sprains and strains
  • Lacerations and bruises
  • Back issues such as slipped or herniated disks
  • Dislocation of the shoulder or slippage of the knee

Even a mild slip and fall injury can require many medical appointments and take months to heal. This makes it important for anyone who has been hurt at a concert to receive a medical diagnosis right away, undergo prompt treatment, and find out who can be held liable to potentially recover damages.

Who Is Possibly Responsible for a Concert Slip and Fall?

It can be tough to unravel exactly who or which entity is liable for a slip and fall at a concert. Though starting with the venue owner or property management company might seem logical, other parties may be at fault.

Figuring out which direction to go in can be easier with the assistance of a slip and fall lawyer with the knowledge and resources to pinpoint the actual negligent party or parties. In the meantime, the individual hurt at the concert can take steps to improve the odds of being able to prove that the slip and fall accident happened as described and has led to compensable damages:

  • Keep records. Documentation is essential to any slip and fall lawsuit or insurance claim. Records such as medical appointment invoices or a letter from an employer stating a person lost a specific amount of wages due to time off can be vital.
  • Go to appointments. As bills mount, it can be tempting to stop going to medical visits and therapy appointments. However, stopping treatment may be “proof” that the injury was not as serious as described.
  • Take photos and videos. After a slip and fall accident, injured people or those at the concert with them should try to capture the accident area with pictures and videos. These will add visual documentation to help contextually show why the slip or fall occurred.
  • Get eyewitness information. Injured guests should seek eyewitness information if it is available during the slip and fall incident. Eyewitnesses can verify the accuracy of the slip and fall event.

Concerts should be places to have fun and not experience a life-changing injury. Those who have been hurt at a concert or related performance due to others’ negligence are within their rights to pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit.

A Hartford County Slip and Fall Lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy, LLC Can Discuss Your Options

Did you slip and fall at an indoor or outdoor concert? Speak with a Hartford County slip and fall lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason L. McCoy, LLC to discuss your rights. Call us at 860-872-7741 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation. Located in Vernon, New Haven, and Waterbury, Connecticut, we serve clients in Tolland County, New Haven County, and Hartford County.