Dallas Concert Accident Attorney
People attend concerts to be able to relax, unwind, and listen to their favorite music artist or band. The likelihood of injury is the last thing on your mind when you buy tickets to a music concert and enter the venue where the event is held.
Since concerts are held at venues which pack thousands of people into a small space, it is only a matter of time before someone creates a safety hazard, which causes another concert-goer’s injury. “In many cases, safety hazards at a concert are caused by negligence on the part of the property owner and/or organizer of the event,” says our Dallas concert accident attorney at the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde.
What to do if you were injured at a concert?
If you have been injured during a concert, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention regardless of whether your injury is severe or minor. By failing to get medical attention after a concert accident you risk having your personal injury claim denied by the concert organizer’s insurance company, who may argue that your injury occurred elsewhere or was not serious enough, if you did not request immediate medical care.
If your concert accident involved a crime, the police may arrive at the concert venue to create a report and document the incident. Calling 911 is the best thing you can do after a concert accident, because you need to document your injury and not give the property owner or event organizer a chance to escape liability by claiming that your injury did not occur during the concert.
Collecting evidence after a concert accident
However, documenting your concert venue injury does not make sense if you do not gather other pieces of evidence to build a strong premises liability case. Our experienced concert accident attorney in Dallas explains that you will need to gather the following types of evidence:
- Photographs and videos showing the safety hazard
- Witness accounts as well as their contact information
- A detailed description of where, when, and how the concert accident happened
- Details about the conditions when the accident occurred (time, crowd size, lighting, security measures, who was involved, etc.) and
- Contact information of the venue’s manager, if any
This is just a short list of information and evidence that must be collected after a concert accident in order to pursue a personal injury claim and recover damages. Cases in which the company organizing a concert avoided liability by protecting its guards, staff, and employees are not unheard of. After all, injuries to concert-goers can be caused not only by other fans at the venue, but also by staff and employees.
Causes of concert venue injuries
Causes of concert-related injuries vary from one case to another, but the most common include:
- Negligent security measures
- Improper maintenance of the venue
- Failure to repair or warn of safety hazards on the property
- Inadequate lighting
- Poor crowd control
- Slippery and wet floors
- Unsafe or unsecured equipment
- Exposed wires and
- Serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated concert-goers
You may be entitled to seek compensation for your injury at a concert if you can prove that the owner of the property and/or organizer of the event failed to exercise a high standard of care and protect you from reasonably foreseeable harm. Schedule a free consultation with our premises liability lawyers at the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde to evaluate your damages, collect evidence, and establish liability. Call our offices at (214) 883-1700, you have no time to waste.