19 Sep Accident at a public event
Attending a public event is always an exciting experience, but unfortunately, things can easily go wrong. With the number of concerts, festivals and sporting events in Ireland increasing, it’s common for accidents to happen.
We never expect to get injured at a concert, but if it occurs, you may want to pursue a public event accident claim against those responsible. If you were injured at a public event because of the negligence of a third party, get in touch with one of our solicitors today.
Establishing who is responsible after an accident at a public event
At public events, injuries to legs and feet can often occur because of a lack of crowd control. Slippery floors are another major cause of accidents. Injuries can occur for a number of reasons, such as:
- Insufficient lighting
- Wet floors
- Lack of maintenance
- Lack of crowd control
- Lack of staff
- Lack of security
- Inadequate or badly placed barriers
Whether the venue is a park, a shop, a pub or an arena, you are entitled to a safe environment where staff clear slipping hazards and security personnel prevent crushing among the crowd.
Establishing liability after an accident at a public event
Because there are so many bodies involved in organising public events, it can be difficult to figure out exactly which third party is liable for your injury. Is it the venue? Or is it the event organiser? It could be a security company, the ticket seller, an equipment hire company or a vendor.
A solicitor will help you figure out who you should make a public event accident claim against.
How to make a public event accident claim
In cases involving an accident at a public event, the third party will often claim contributory negligence – meaning that the plaintiff is partly responsible for his or her injuries. For this reason it is essential to gather evidence for your claim. However, you should only do so if it is safe. Don’t document the incident if you risk exacerbating your injuries.
- Document the hazard which caused your accident by taking photos or videos
- Get the contact details of any witnesses
- Take note of any CCTV in the vicinity
- Report the accident to staff – note their name and employer
- Seek medical advice
If you want to pursue a claim, talk to one of our personal injury solicitors. Based in Dublin, our team of experts will submit your case to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board and help you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Contact Ferrys Solicitors LLP Personal Injury and Accident Solicitors Solicitors about your public event accident claim today.