Summer is a popular time for live concerts. As concert-goers shout out the lyrics to their favorite songs, musicians spend countless hours on stage using every ounce of their energy to entertain. Everyone seems to have an unforgettable experience creating memories that last a lifetime.
That is, of course, until something goes wrong.
Injuries at concerts can happen for many different reasons. For instance, it is not uncommon for concert-goers to have physical altercations, get injured while in a mosh pit, experience fires due to pyrotechnics or stage mishaps, get trampled in a crowd surge, and more. There is a lot of dancing, a lot of jumping, a lot of moving, a lot of alcohol, and a lot of people. This means one thing – a lot can happen.
Thousands upon thousands of concerts take place every year. And at them, thousands of people get injured. Maybe you have been one of them.
Preventing Concert Injuries
Knowing how to protect yourself at a concert in order to prevent injuries from happening in the first place can be quite helpful. Below are a few rules that may be able to help.
- Avoid tightly packed spaces to prevent getting trampled.
- Know where your exits are should you need them.
- Have a charged cell phone with you at all times in case you need to call for help.
- Go to a concert with a friend – and stick together.
- Don’t overdo it with alcohol.
- Avoid standing near barricades or walls where you could be pushed and crushed by those around you.
Finally, trust your gut. If something doesn’t feel right – leave. Your choice can be the difference between life and death.
Injured at a Concert? Do This
No matter how careful you are or how well you try to protect yourself, sometimes things happen – and injuries can occur. If you find yourself in this situation, here’s what to do.
- Seek Safety. You always want to get yourself to a safe location first. You cannot assess your injuries or the situation when you are still at risk of further injury. If possible, take pictures of the injuries and the surrounding area – as long as it doesn’t put you at further risk. This documentation could benefit your case.
- Seek Medical Treatment. Once you are in a safe spot, seek medical treatment. This may mean calling 911 or accessing the medics that should be stationed at the event.
- Seek a Concert Injury Lawyer. Finding a lawyer that is experienced in concert injuries can ensure that you have every opportunity to be compensated for what happened to you.
Determining who is at fault when it comes to concert injuries can be tricky as there are a lot of hands involved in putting together a live show. It may be the musician, a stage crew, the management team, security, the concert venue, another attendee at the concert, and so on.
Digging through the facts and finding out who is at fault is important – especially since there are so many factors that come into play. Protect yourself and your rights – and seek legal representation. Contact the legal team at Winston Law to review your case and help determine the viable next steps. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-475-9666.