Before we go any further, remember this: NEVER sign anything if you are injured at an event. You may find that you have accidentally waived your rights to compensation in the stress and commotion, and you will need to spend a lot of time attempting to undo that waiver (if at all possible) before you can take any next steps.
Spending time at an event is a great way to get entertainment, see friends, and generally have an experience that can break you out of the monotony of day to day life. However, when you attend an event you must put your full trust into the event organizers and the safety measures that they have taken in order to keep you and the other eventgoers safe from harm. Most often, these measures are adequate and do protect visitors from injuries, but sometimes they fail to address hazards or dangerous situations that could have otherwise been avoided.
If you are injured at an event because of your own actions or behavior then you may find that you have little to no legal recourse for compensation from the event company. However, if you are injured due to hazardous conditions or any situation that resulted from the event company’s failure to keep you safe, then you may have an avenue towards legal recourse and compensation. The best way to figure out these questions is to work with injury lawyers as soon as possible so that they can help you account for every detail in the situation and then determine how to move forward.
Read more below to get a general idea of your legal options that may be available, but remember that the most important step to take is to partner with a legal professional as soon as possible. You will likely be going up against a major company that has taken many steps to limit its liability and will need to work around these limitations to get the money you deserve.
File a Claim for Compensation After an Injury At An Event
Filing a claim for compensation is likely your best course of action for getting compensation for your medical bills and other injury-related expenses. However, you will need to determine who you can file the claim with, and will then need to navigate the complicated process of actually getting the money that you deserve.
When you file a claim with an insurance company, against a surety bond, or with any other party who assumes liability for the financial impact of your injury, you can be certain that you will be met with resistance before getting the money that you deserve. Remember that these companies exist to protect their clients from financial liability, meaning that they need to be very good at paying out as little as possible for each claim in order to maximize their own profits. An insurance company that paid every victim what they actually deserved would not stay in business very long, so you are going up against a well-established system.
Hire an Attorney To Learn Your Rights and Options
Depending on the specifics of your injury, the type of event you were at, whether or not you had signed any waivers or any other details that make your situation unique, you may find that you are led in one direction or another while looking for legal recourse. It will take a bit of legwork to figure out what your path forward actually is, and you will need to figure this out on your own while recovering from your injuries if you do not hire an attorney.