Every year, thousands of excited fans pack their bags and head out to popular
music festivals like Coachella, Austin City Limits, and Utopia Fest. With
numbers ranging well into the thousands, music festivals of this size
usually boast huge lines ups, carnival rides and interactive art installations.
While uncommon, accidents at these events do occur, large crowds can lead
to broken bones, lacerations, head injuries, or injuries from trampling.
Additionally, improperly maintained movable, carnival rides or installations
can lead to serious injury or even death.
If you’re headed out to one of this year’s hottest music festivals,
our Austin personal injury lawyer has some tips so you can stay prepared
in case you get injured this summer.
Be a Journalist: Find out Who, What, When, Why and How! – If you were injured at a music festival, find out who or what
caused the accident. For example, if you were injured while on a mobile
carnival ride, find out who was operating the machine and the company
responsible for management and/or manufacture of the rides. These parties
are responsible for maintaining the safety and repairs of their ride equipment.
You should also record what time the accident occurred, and as many details
as you can remember about the incident.
Find out Who the Owner of the Venue is – Yes, music festivals are required to have liability insurance for
situations like this, though you most likely will have to contact the
owner of the space as your claim could fall under premises liability.
Property owners hosing events are required to maintain a safe, up-to-code
environment for attendees.
Gather Evidence – many indoor and outdoor venues have security cameras set up, concert goers
may have recorded the incident on their phones, gather as much video or
photographic evidence as you can for your report. If there were any witnesses
around, get their names and contact information.
Keep your Receipts --Gather the invoices and receipts for any medical treatments, doctor
visits, or ambulance rides you may have had to treat your injury. If you
were prescribed medication, keep the records of the cost.
Hire an Austin Personal Injury Lawyer
– Many people skip this step because they think their injury isn’t
that bad, or they hope the situation will resolve itself, but if you were
injured due to the negligence of another, you deserve to be compensated
for your injuries. With over 50 years of experience,
Attorney Komie can help you navigate you through the process.
Don’t settle for less than you deserve --- Contact us