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Louisville Event Venues Accident Lawyer

Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, represents Louisville victims hurt in accidents at concerts & shows, fairs and festivals, and other large events. When venue owners and operators get careless with guest safety, we take on insurance adjusters and concert organizers to secure the maximum in compensation available for victims and their families. Contact our Kentucky lawyers to schedule a free, confidential consultation. It’s a no-risk way to find out about every benefit available to you and how to secure the money you need to rebuild your life.

Should I Call a Lawyer After an Accident at a public event or concert?

If you were attending a fair, a concert, or a sporting event, and an owner or organizer’s negligence left you with serious injuries, you should speak with a Louisville Event Venues Accident Lawyer. A lawyer may be able to secure much more for your recovery than you could alone. Representation is especially helpful when insurance companies try to blame you for your accident or attempt to classify your serious injury as “minor.”

Your Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, representative stands up to major venue owners and operators and their corporate lawyers to guard you against their unfair tactics. Our lawyers fully investigate your accident and go over your medical diagnosis with doctors. Then we use this evidence to force insurance companies to provide the maximum in compensation available.

Hazards Lurking at Louisville Concerts and Fairs

Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC | Louisville Event Venues Accident Lawyer - audience-1868137_1920When you see a big-ticket musician at venues like the Kentucky Yum! Center or visit the State Fair, you’ll be focused on the fun and thrills. You probably won’t have time to watch each step you take and fully investigate each ride your child hops on. You’ll be enjoying the music, the food, and the attractions.

You shouldn’t have to look out for your own safety at these types of public activities. The property owners, venue owners, and organizers are supposed to be protecting you from all accident risks. However, they are often negligent in this responsibility leading to people getting hurt. Concertgoers or fairgoers can step on a slippery hazard or reach for a loose railing and take a serious tumble. They might brush against some exposed wiring and receive a damaging shock.

These are just a few of the most common ways ticketholders are put in harm’s way:

  • Venue Fall Hazards – Victims can slip and fall on pop and ice dropped on the floor or on concrete. Bathroom floors can become slick as glass. Cords may be left lying on the ground to catch someone’s foot. Potholes and crumbling sidewalks cause people to trip and hit their heads. Event workers must monitor for these sometimes quickly created hazards and remove them and post signs when floors are wet.
  • Crowd Control Dangers – Dangerous accidents allowed to occur due to overcrowding. People can be trampled, crushed, or suffocated when operators let crowds get out of control.
  • Pedestrian Hazards – Guests forced to cross busy streets to get to concerts or fairs must be protected by crosswalks and crossing guards.
  • Parking Lot and Parking Decks Risks: Attendees must be protected while they are parking in lots and parking decks. They must not be exposed to crime or personal injury hazards. The City of Louisville may be liable for some of these incidents.
  • Exposure to Germs: An especially common hazard at fairs when exhibits put people in contact with products, food, and livestock. This exposure can cause life-threatening illnesses if salmonella or E.coli are contracted.
  • Event Hazards – Wires Victims might come into contact with exposed wiring. A light fixture or a chuck of building material could fall on a concert ticketholder. Heavy machinery, like a fair ride could malfunction and cause a traumatic injury.

These types of accidents and others are enough to leave owners and operators of shows and events fully liable for injuries. However, they’ll have insurance adjusters and corporate lawyers ready to cast doubt on your injury claim. They can imply that you are clumsy and that’s why you slipped or tripped. They might say your shoes are worn and that’s why you took a tumble.

Your Louisville Premises Liability Lawyer will gather every last shred of evidence to dismiss these ridiculous arguments. Once it’s clear who was actually to blame, your attorney fights to get the most out of your injury claim so you can rebuild your life without financial worries.

Who Is Liable for My Injury at a Concert or Fair?

Under Kentucky premises liability laws, venue owners and operators and fairground operators must show every ticketholder, visitor, and guest a “duty of care.” They are responsible for the safety of guests from their journey from parking lots into the event and back out to their vehicles when they leave.

Event organizers and facility owners must make sure concert aisles, exhibit halls, rides, and restaurants are free of defects that could cause injury. They are also fully liable for the dangerous actions of other ticketholders. Managers and employees must monitor for the spills and damage guests cause and clean the hazards up or repair them before another guest can come along and get hurt.

At big venues, there may be more than one party responsible for your accident. Your Louisville Event Venue Accident Attorney would be filing an accident claim with any individual, business, or government entity that played a role in your injury. The more insurance policies you can draw from, the better chance you have to secure full compensation for every medical bill you receive.

These are just a few of the at-fault parties that might have to contribute an injury settlement check:

  • The Kentucky State Fair Board and the State’s Commerce Cabinet
  • Owners of Concert Halls, Stadiums, and Arenas, including City, County, and State Governmental Departments
  • Ride Manufacturers and Operators, Vendors, and Exhibitors at Fairs
  • Contractors and Sponsors at Event Venues
  • Show Organizers and Promoters
  • Concert Performers
  • Churchill Downs Incorporated in the Case of An Injury Suffered at the Kentucky Derby

Your Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, representative would hold each liable party fully responsible for your support for as long as your injury affected your life.

We have more information on what to do if you are hurt at some of the Louisville event venues below:

North American Livestock Exposition Accident Lawyer

Kentucky State Fair Accident Lawyer

Western Kentucky State Fair Accident Lawyer

Accidents at the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

The KFC Yum! Center

Can I Seek Help With My Medical Bills After an Accident If I Signed a Waiver Form?

In many cases, yes. Waiver forms protect owners and operators from the normal, expected hazards when you attend a large event with a lot of people. But any hazard that leaves you injured and could have been removed or prevented usually leaves owners and organizers open to liability.

You sign a waiver when attending almost any ticketed event, even if you don’t realize it. The waiver may be part of a terms and conditions box you check. It may be printed on the back of a ticket, saying something like your purchase means you agree to waive liability.

Despite a waiver form, your lawyer will work to show that a venue was still liable and that the hazard that caused you harm went above what should be considered a normal and anticipated risk.

Compensation Available for People Hurt at Concerts, Fairs, and Festivals

The more evidence you can collect showing that a venue owner or operator was to blame for your accident, the easier it will be to secure the support you need to rebuild your life.

The scene of your accident will be one of the best places to collect the proof you need. Call 911 if you are injured and also alert a manager or event staff immediately. Then, if you are left strong enough after your accident and the scene is secure, start gathering evidence.

You should take photos of the hazard or obstacle that caused your accident because it will likely be removed or repaired when your lawyer visits the scene. Get witness contact information.

Then, turn over your case to a skilled lawyer. Your lawyer will collect your evidence and continue the investigation. Once a case is backed with strong proof, it’s time to submit an injury claim. Your claim will include a full list of the hardships you’ve faced since your accident.

These and other factors will all help increase the size of the settlement check you receive:

  • Totals on hospital bills and estimates on medical care expected to be needed in the future.
  • Estimates on lifelong costs associated with a permanent physical disability like medical equipment, additional surgeries, and physical therapy. Career training could also be covered if a victim can’t return to their former career.
  • Estimates for the long-term costs of permanent disfigurement or a scar. The costs of restorative and plastic surgery.
  • Awards for the physical pain endured
  • Awards for the emotional trauma endured. This includes the loss of enjoyment of life victims may experience. The loss of intimacy with a spouse or domestic partner should also earn compensation.
  • Damage or destruction of personal property.
  • Paychecks and benefits forfeited while a victim can’t work.

Contact a Louisville Event Venues Accident Lawyer

Contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC for an absolutely free consultation on your case. You’ll speak with a real lawyer the same day you call. It’s a confidential, no-stress opportunity to learn about every benefit available after you’ve been hurt at a Louisville concert, fair, athletic event, or show. We’ll go over what your case is worth before insurance companies try to convince you your case is worth nothing at all.

If you decide our Louisville Event Venue Accident Lawyers can help you get the most out of your injury, it won’t cost you anything to hire us. Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, charges no upfront fees to represent you. We only collect fees if we win your claim. Then, our attorney fees come out of the compensation insurance companies must pay you.

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