When you get dressed and ready for an exciting event you have been waiting to attend for a long time, the last thing you expect is to end up in a hospital bed at the end of the day. Event managers or owners of the properties where these events take place have the legal responsibility to ensure everyone’s safety.
If you were injured in an event on someone else’s property, you might be able to get legal compensation. The venue is required to have proper security to protect the guests from circumstances like a robbery, theft, break-in, etc. Consult with an attorney today to get legal advice.
Are event organizers legally required to keep the attending guests safe during the show?
If you have been invited to a property for an event, for a paid show like a concert, or as an invited guest, the event manager, owner, or the party who has invited you is required to keep you safe. They must take reasonable steps to secure their property and anyone who has been invited to their program or function. When they fail to do so, they have a legal liability to pay for every victim’s damages.
You might have a premises liability claim if you have been injured at an event. To win the claim, you must first prove that the landowner or the event organizer owed you a duty of care. Next, you must prove that the landowner or event organizer failed to fulfill their duty of care or caused a “breach of duty.”
Suppose there was a hazardous situation at the event that caused your injury, and the authorities failed to take the appropriate measures to provide safety. In that case, they are liable for your injuries.
For example, if there is a hole in the floor and you injure yourself by tripping and falling, the organizer is liable since they did not do anything about the hole before beginning the event.
Event organizers should hire adequate security.
Slipping, tripping, and falling are not the only accidents that can cause injuries at an event. Every event must have adequate security to protect the attendees from unforeseen circumstances.
For example, it might happen during the event that a fight breaks out and innocent people get injured. In such a case, security guards have the duty to break the fight and ensure everyone’s safety. If the event organizer did not hire properly trained guards or any guards at all, they might be found negligent.