You could sue if you slipped and fell at a concert or sporting event if the negligence of another party caused it. Your lawyer will need to prove negligence using four distinct elements: duty of care, breach of that duty, causation, and damages sustained. In addition, the above must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence, which is a relatively low threshold. If you satisfy all four elements, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured at a sporting event or a concert due to negligence, contact us at the Salamati Law Firm. From navigating the maze of medical bills and investigation to filing suit and arguing before a jury, our attorneys are true leaders that litigants trust and opposing counsel respect. Call us today for a free consultation.
How Do I Prove Negligence?
When you attend a concert or sporting event, you have a right to enjoy a safe environment. However, if you slip and fall due to a third party’s negligence, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit.
Here are the criteria you will need to meet in order to prove negligence:
- You were owed a duty of care. As long as you were not trespassing at the time of your slip and fall, you will likely meet this element. The duty of care that the venue owes you is to reasonably maintain safe premises.
- This duty of care was breached. In slip-and-fall accidents, you will need to prove that the defendant either knew about the dangerous condition or should have known yet failed to take reasonable steps to protect you from harm. For example, one of the concession workers spilled a tray full of drinks on the stairs during pregame. Two hours later, they had not cleaned up the spill, blocked the area, or advised patrons of slippery conditions. This is a clear breach of the duty of care.
- The breach is what caused you to slip and fall. In the example of the concession worker spilling drinks before the game started and did not mop it up, causation is clear.
- You were injured as a result of this accident and sustained damages.
If you satisfy all four elements, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries.
Who can be Liable for My Injuries?
If you were injured in a stadium slip and fall accident, several potential defendants might be liable. Depending on the specific event you were attending and the exact nature of your accident, here is a list of some possible defendants in your slip and fall lawsuit:
- Vendors who provide concessions at the event
- The company promoting or organizing the event
- The owner, operator, or manager of the event’s venue
- The organization or group that is hosting the event
Contact Us at the Salamati Law Firm for a Free Consultation
If you were injured after slipping and falling at a sporting event or concert, we suggest you consult an experienced Los Angeles slip and fall lawyer. The defendant will not write a check to cover your damages. You will need to prove your case. At Salamati Law Firm, we have been going the extra mile in our relentless pursuit of justice for nearly 30 years. Contact us to schedule a free consultation; there is no obligation to hire us. In addition, we work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront legal fees.