Rock Concert Accidents

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Rock concerts are a popular form of entertainment for many people, especially for those who love live music and the feel of being a part of the crowd. Unfortunately, accidents are common at concerts, in part due to the lively nature of the events and because of the size of the crowds in attendance. It is important for rock concert attendees to be aware of the potential dangers and protect themselves from injury.

Concerts are often held at different venues depending on the type of music that is being played, the popularity of the band, and the time of year. Small bands will often play in clubs or bars, while more popular acts can often be seen at large venues and stadiums. The spring and summer months offer pleasant weather and may feature outdoor festivals showcasing artists of all types. Regardless of venue or location, the risk of injury is always there when people attend music concerts.

At small venues, attendees run the risk of injury due to overcrowding and lack of attention to fire safety limits. Smaller clubs and bars may not pay attention to the capacity limit of the establishment, creating a hazardous situation if a fire starts. Recent tragedies involving pyrotechnics and indoor concerts have highlighted some of the dangers posed by concerts in smaller venues.

Larger venues also pose risk to concertgoers, due to the sheer size of the crowd. Large venues should provide adequate security to protect patrons, but often times the level of security does not match the size and intensity of the crowd in attendance. Common injuries at large venues include trampling and suffocation, as well as injuries caused by "mosh-pits" and aggressive behavior by the people in attendance.

Outdoor festivals also pose a risk to people who are in attendance. During the summer months, festival attendees may be put at risk of severe dehydration. Concert promoters should provide plenty of water for all people in attendance, and failure to do so may result in serious injury or death. Dehydration may be exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol on a warm day, so patrons should be aware of the dangers and should make sure to drink water throughout the day.

Although concert injuries are often accidental and may not always be of a serious nature, injuries may be caused by negligence on the part of the venue owner or concert promoter. If you have suffered injury caused by poor planning or negligent behavior, you may be eligible for compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical expenses.

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If you would like more information concerning rock concerts and personal injury, visit the website of the Lake Geneva personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.

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This article was published on 2010/03/30