What Happens If I Get Injured in an Event Because of Lack of Security?
Millions of hyped-up people go to concerts, sporting events, festivals, and other events every year. While there are security personnel and measures are in place in these events, the seating areas are usually packed, and standing-only events are cramped because of everyone scrambling to get closer to the best spots. People go to these events to have fun, listen to their favorite musicians, or cheer on their sports teams.
These events require multiple teams to work together and ensure the attendees’ safety. So no one ever expects to end up injured or killed in these supposedly safe and fun-filled events. If the organizers and other related parties fail to provide sufficient security and safety measures and you get hurt in a concert, festival, or sporting event, you may have a claim for compensation based on premises liability laws.
Who’s Liable for Injuries in an Event Accident?
Depending on what caused your injuries, you might be eligible to file a claim against different parties, including the following:
- Property owners
- Security company
- The artist
- Another person that attended the event
Various factors and circumstances can help determine whom you can hold liable for your injuries. If you got injured in the event and security personnel failed to intervene and mitigate the situation promptly, you may have a claim against the property owner and security company.
Similarly, if a musician playing a show encourages the crowd to go crazy and fails to notice overcrowding in one area, a stampede, or violence during the performance, the property owners, security personnel, and musician could be held liable for their negligent actions and ordered to pay for the resulting accidents and injuries.
For example, over 4,900 injured victims have filed claims against Travis Scott, Live Nation, and other organizers over the Astroworld Festival disaster in November 2021. Hundreds of victims were physically injured, and 10 lost their lives. The lawsuits claim negligence on the part of the organizers, including not providing adequate security and having inadequate emergency protocols.
In addition, if you were hurt in an event because another attendee who’s clearly intoxicated gets into a squabble in the event, you may be able to recover compensation from the attendee and the liquor vendor or bartender. Discussing your case with a Tennessee premises liability attorney will give you a more thorough understanding of whom you can hold responsible for your injuries.
Consult With an Experienced Tennessee Premises Liability Attorney Now
Even the most well-planned events can lead to accidents, injuries, or deaths of innocent attendees, leaving those who suffered losses overwhelmed with medical bills, mental distress, and other related damages. In cases like this, producers, property owners, event planners, security companies, other attendees, and even artists may all play a significant role in deaths or injuries arising from their inaction or negligent actions.
The experienced Tennessee premises liability attorneys at Raybin & Weissman can pursue the proper parties to make sure you get fair compensation for your damages. Call 615-256-6666 or contact us online to arrange a free case review with our Tennessee premises liability attorney today.