July 13, 2017

Injured While Visiting a Local Festival?

Categories: Personal Injury

What to do if You’re Injured While Visiting a Local Festival

Ahhh, summertime. The kids are out of school, vacation days are put to use, and we are all out and about enjoying everything this great city has to offer, including fun festivals. And while you try your best to always stay safe while enjoying the festivities, things happen, and people get hurt. So, what do you do if you’ve been injured while visiting a local festival?

Report the Incident
The first thing you need to do is report the injury right away. The longer you wait to notify the festival organizers, the more it can hurt your case. And, if there were any witnesses to the incident, make sure to get their contact information.

Seek Medical Attention
The next important step to take is to seek medical attention. Even if you don’t think your injury is serious, it’s still important to seek medical attention to ensure that you’re okay. There could be underlying issues that you’re not aware of. If you do end up seriously injured and need to file a personal injury claim, you’ll want documentation of your visit to a doctor or emergency room.

What Comes Next
If you are injured to the point where you lose time off from work or are unable to do other things, such as drive, workout, etc., you should seek the services of a Tampa personal injury lawyer. A lawyer will sit down with you in order to get a better understanding of how you were injured. When a festival is organized, it is the responsible of the organizer and property owner to provide a location and event that are reasonably safe for public use. This means that if the festival organizer or property caretaker knew or should have known of dangerous conditions to the property, but failed to rectify the situation, those entities could be held responsible for your injury.

The attorneys of Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore have many decades of experience in helping people who are injured through the negligence of others receive compensation and justice. You want to have experience on your side when it comes to personal injury cases — and we have it. Contact us today, and we will be happy to discuss your potential claim.

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