Millions of people attend concerts each year, and though they are fun, you can still obtain an injury. Most concerts are held without problems but there are instances where this is not the case. If you or someone you know has experienced an injury at a concert, you may be wondering if you can sue the party responsible.
Injuries at concerts can range from minor to severe and it’s important to know if a lawsuit is worth it.
Understanding what premises liability is may help when deciding if you want to sue for an injury at a concert. This means the property owner has the obligatory responsibility to keep their property safe and free of dangerous hazards. Anything could happen at an event and the owners should make sure they supply the concert-goers with a safe environment.
Severity of the injury
You’ll want to consider how serious your injuries are when deciding if you want to pursue a lawsuit. A minor injury such as getting your toe stepped on may not be enough to sue anyone. However, if your injury is serious and results in medical bills, then you may have a case. Proving economic damages like medical bills and lost wages will be an important step to forming a case.
Who or what caused your injury
The ability to prove your damages is only a piece of the equation when suing for an injury. It is equally important to prove who or what caused your injury. In most cases, there may be more than one potentially liable defendant. If injured because of unsafe conditions at a concert venue, the owner of the premises may be liable for your injury under the legal theory of premises liability.
The rules that apply to any form of injury also apply to premises liability. It will remain important to properly document your injuries, especially if you plan to pursue a lawsuit. Speaking with a personal injury attorney may help you determine if you have a case.