As a concert goer, you have a reasonable expectation of an evening of entertainment and safety. Parking may be a battle, you may have to wait in long lines for drinks or food and your bag will likely be searched. However, you don’t expect to sustain serious injury or lose a loved one while attending a concert or other large event. You bought a ticket and with that ticket comes the expectation that you’ll have a few hassles but also enjoy a great show.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG?
We’ve all heard about the horrific tragedy at the concert in Houston. Sadly, this isn’t the first time something has gone terribly wrong at a concert. Most people know that when there is negligence, lawsuits follow. However, negligence, which basically means that an injury or death occurred because of someone else’s carelessness, isn’t the only time you may have a lawsuit to cover your injuries.
Foreseeability is also a valid reason to bring suit. The question of foreseeability comes down to whether the entity organizing the event or someone else involved in the event could or should have anticipated any danger, and if so, did they take proper precautions? If they did take them when the issue leading to your injury began, did they react as they should have to prevent further injury or death? If they did not do one or both of those things, you have a case with a personal injury attorney.
Who Pays for My Injuries?
You and your personal injury attorney will file a lawsuit against the parties involved in the incident. This can include any of the following:
- Venue owner
- Security company
- Concert manager
- Promotion company
Depending on the location of the event and who else was involved, there may be other responsible parties. Your lawyer will determine who else to name in the suit.