Ventura County Event Venue Accident Lawyer

Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC, fights for the rights of injured accident victims hurt at large events in Ventura County. Our skilled personal injury lawyers protect victims when they’ve been injured due to unsafe conditions at concerts, fairs, and sporting events.  Contact our office to schedule a free case review as soon as possible. There’s also no obligation to you or your family for this meeting. It’s a great opportunity to find out how to hold event organizers and insurance companies 100% responsible for your injury hardships.

Do I Need a Lawyer After an Accident Suffered at a Public Event?

If a slip on a spilled drink or a tumble down some stairs at an arena or fair leaves you with just minor bruising, you may not need the help of a lawyer. But if your injuries are more serious, like a broken ankle or brain trauma, and an event owner or operator caused the accident, it’s a good idea to have a skilled lawyer at your side from day one.

When insurance adjusters see higher hospital bills on the horizon, they work to avoid paying you the major settlement you need to recover. Insurance adjusters will point the finger of blame at you and cast doubt on how serious your injuries are. Your Ventura County Event Lawyer protects you from this unfair treatment and builds a strong case to block these shady tactics. It’s the only proven way to stop an insurer from robbing you of the support you need to recover.

Hazards at Fairs and Live Events in Ventura County

Ventura County and places like Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley host plenty of concerts and festivals all year long. It’s a great way for families and music lovers to have some fun.

Yet these events often feature a lot of people in one place. They require folks to make long walks across pothole-filled parking lots and dark auditoriums. People may be exposed to powerful, fast-moving rides.

These are just some of the dangers that you might encounter while at a show or a festival:

  • Trip-And-Falls – Slipping hazards on theater floors, in bathrooms, and along the fairway. Tripping dangers in parking lots full of litter and broken pavement.
  • Hazards Created by Crowds – When venues are designed properly, crowds can trample people or crush people against fences or walls.
  • Hazards Around Machinery — Cords can become frayed and deliver a shock. Rides and generators may leave someone burned or cause someone to suffer from CO poisoning.
  • Pedestrian Accidents  – People seeing a Broadway-style show or attending a music festival could be forced to cross busy roads. The safety of ticketholders lies with the show organizers and the venue owners.
  • Ride and Attraction Injuries – Rides at fairs or other games of skill could leave someone hurt or even suffering life-threatening injuries. Attendees may be hurt at a rodeo or during a fair exhibition.
  • Contracted Illnesses – Places with a lot of foot traffic and food that’s been sitting might leave people with dangerous bacteria like E.coli and Salmonella. Coming in contact with animals at a fair could cause illnesses related to cryptosporidiosis.

Who Is Responsible If I Get Hurt at a Concert or Festival?

Under California’s premises liability laws, business and property owners, and operators, are legally bound to protect the people they invite into stores, theaters, and events.

California’s Civil Code 1714 (a) states:

“Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”

It means owners and operators have a “duty of care” to make sure people aren’t exposed to tripping hazards as they walk across a parking lot or find their seats. They must be protected as they brave the rides at a fair or walk down steep stairs at a concert hall.

These duties apply to the owners and operators at Bank of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks and at the Tacos and Tequila Festival at Surfer’s Point Live in Ventura.

These and other parties can be liable for injuries that occur at their venues:

  • Promoters
  • Event organizers
  • Performing artists
  • Fairground Operators
  • Theater and Arena owners
  • Vendors
  • Agricultural Departments In Charge of Fairs
  • State ride inspectors
  • Baseball Franchise Owners
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Contractors working at fairs and operating rides and booths

We have more information on what to do if you are hurt at these specific events in Ventura County:

Ventura County Fair Accident Lawyer

Aloha Beach Festival Accident Lawyer

Compensation Available for Concert Injury Victims

Quirk Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC can bring a personal injury premises liability claim or lawsuit on your behalf against the entity or person who controlled the property where you fell. Here are some of the damages that you can seek compensation for:

  • Medical bills incurred and likely to be incurred in the future.
  • Lost earnings or diminished earning capacity as a result of your fall.
  • Any permanent disfigurement or disability.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Diminished enjoyment of life.
  • Costs associated with travel to doctor’s appointments and to see specialists.
  • Other substantial damages in the event of a wrongful death.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does signing a waiver form mean I can’t ask for help after I’m injured?

No. You can often still earn compensation even if you signed a waiver form before buying a ticket. You will usually agree to a waiver of liability by checking a box online at purchase. Sometimes your ticket is a waiver form that you agree to simply by using it to enter the fairgrounds or event venue.

What If I Can’t Afford to Pay a Ventura County Lawyer for my case?

Quirk Law works on a contingency basis, meaning there is no upfront cost. We don’t get paid unless we win your case for you. Then we take our fee from the award you receive from an insurance company.

How long am I given to file an injury claim after getting hurt at a Ventura County event?

California allows victims to wait up to two years before filing an injury claim against a careless property owner or operator. Act as quickly as possible though. When you wait, evidence can disappear, surveillance video might be erased, and witnesses could become hard to find.

Contact a Ventura County Event Venue Accident Lawyer

Schedule a free case review with our Ventura Personal Injury Lawyers here at Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC. We can talk about what happened, how it happened, and how it has affected you or your loved one. After that, we will go over all of the legal options available to you and your family.

Our lawyers want to handle the frustrating negotiations with insurance companies for theaters and venues while giving you time to focus on getting better.