Injured at a Festival IN Denver?

Last updated on: April 17, 2021


When heading to a music festival, you are likely expecting to have a good time with friends or family, listen to music, and cut loose. Unfortunately, accidents may occur, leaving you with physical injury and emotional trauma. These accidents may arise for many reasons, including from the negligence of the venue, or the intentional acts of another festival attendee.

Zinda Law Group personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to help guide you through the entire legal process. Our team can help get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call (800) 863-5312 to speak with a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today to discuss your unique case.

What to do if i have been injured at a festival

Denver, otherwise known as the “Mile High City,” hosts countless number of events each year, ranging from music festivals to duck races. If you are planning on attending one of these festivals, it is important to know what to do in the case of an accident. Knowing the steps to take following an accident may benefit you medically, as well as help in the event you decide to bring a lawsuit. Below are the steps to take if you have been injured at a festival in Denver:

1. Seek Medical Attention

The first thing you should do following any kind of accident is to seek medical attention for your injuries. At a music festival, you may be drinking and having a good time with friends, which may actually mask a certain amount of pain. Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention from a medical professional. Not only is this important for your safety and wellbeing, but a medical professional also has the ability to document all of your injuries, even those you are unaware of. This documentation may help you later on when negotiating a settlement amount.

2. Gather Relevant Information

The next step is to gather all relevant information relating to the cause of the accident and any resulting injuries. In order to determine what is relevant, you need to ask yourself a few questions. Such as:

  • What was I doing right before the accident?
  • How did the injury occur?
  • Who owns the festival venue?
  • Was another individual acting negligently?
  • Are there any security cameras that may have recorded the accident?

It is important to write down everything you can remember about the incident, all information relating to the relevant questions, and the contact information of any witnesses. You should also take pictures of the entire scene, including any injuries.  

3. Contact an Experienced Denver Accident Lawyer

After seeking medical attention and documenting the scene of the accident, the next step is to contact a festival injury attorney in Denver. After the accident, you may be left feeling confused, frustrated, and unsure of your legal rights. A personal injury attorney can help put your mind at ease by discussing your case, determining who is at fault, and explaining the next steps in your lawsuit. An experienced attorney can also explain what damages you may be entitled to and help you seek the maximum amount of compensation available in your case.

Our attorneys at Zinda Law Group have the resources and ability necessary to help you with each step of your personal injury lawsuit. Our team may be able to investigate your case and answer any questions you may have. We are dedicated to providing each one of our clients with top quality legal representation, without the added stress of our client’s having to pay immediate legal fees. That is why you do not pay us unless we are successful in winning your case.

potential injuries you may sustain at a festival

Many different accidents may occur at a festival, causing injury. For example, in one instance, in 2015, nine people were injured at a Colorado fireworks show when a shell malfunctioned. Other examples of common injuries sustained at festivals include:

Heat Injuries

Many festivals in Colorado occur in the summer months. For example, the Broncos Stadium is housing the “Denver BBQ Festival” in June, 2021. The average high temperature for Denver in June is approximately 83°F. At these temperatures, combined with Denver’s high elevation, festival goers may suffer injury if unprepared. Without protection from the sun, for instance, individuals may suffer from exhaustion, nausea, sunburn, dehydration, or other related injuries.  

Broken Bones

Broken bones are another potential injury one may sustain at a festival. People who attend festivals may be drinking alcohol, excitable, and have a reckless attitude. That combination may lead to crowd-surfing, sitting on a friend’s shoulders, participating in mosh pits, or other physically rigorous activities. This behavior may result in accidents, causing broken bones. These injuries may also be caused by another person’s negligence or faulty machinery.

Broken bones may result in other medical complications. For example, a broken, or fractured, bone may lead to blood clots, pressure ulcers due to wearing a cast, bleeding or swelling in the muscles surrounding the fracture, or bleeding into the joint. If you suspect you may have a broken bone, it is important to seek immediate medical attention.

Drinking and Drug-Related Accidents

It is not uncommon for festival attendees to indulge in drinking or taking drugs. Some people use drugs and alcohol to intensify the festival experience, to keep partying, or simply to experiment. Some common drugs used at music festivals may include:

  • Alcohol can lower inhibitions, help people relax, and make people more comfortable dancing and socializing at festivals. In high quantities, however, alcohol has serious health consequences.
  • MDMA is a synthetic drug that can cause increased energy and enhanced sensory perception and may make people feel more connected with those around them; however, MDMA has dangerous effects on the user.
  • LSD, or acid, is a hallucinogenic drug. In high doses, the user may lose touch with reality and inadvertently put themselves in potentially harmful situations.

If you have been injured at a music venue and are unsure of who is liable, contact an experienced personal injury attorney today. Zinda Law Group attorneys have the ability to discuss your case and help you determine who is at fault. If it can be determined that another individual or entity was responsible for your damages, you may be entitled to compensation.

what compensation may i be entitled to?

If you have been injured at a festival, you may be wondering what kind of compensation is available in your potential lawsuit. An experienced Denver personal injury lawyer may be able to answer your legal questions and help get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. The two main types of compensation you may receive are known as “economic” and “non-economic” damages. These damages are described in more detail, below:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are also known as “specific” damages. These kinds of damages are measurable and objectively determined by the victim’s real losses. Put in other words, economic damages reimburse the victim for out-of-pocket expenses. The amount to be reimbursed can be calculated by adding together bills, receipts, invoices, and other costs associated with the accident and resulting injury. Examples of economic damages include:

  • Lost earnings
  • Pharmaceutical costs
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost business opportunities
  • Property damage

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are also referred to as “general” damages. Non-economic damages are subjective and are not determined by monetary losses. This means that economic damages are not easily calculated by combining receipts or other bills. Examples of these damages include:

  • Emotional distress
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If you have been injured at a festival in Denver, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced attorneys may be able to discuss your case, determine who is at fault, and fight on your behalf to win your music festival personal injury lawsuit. Our team members are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.

contact one of our knowledgeable and experienced zinda law group personal injury attorneys today for your free consultation

If you were injured at a Denver music festival recently, you may be asking who is liable for your injuries. You may have suffered emotional distress, physical injury, and financial burdens due to hefty hospital bills. A personal injury attorney may be able to explain your legal rights, discuss your unique case, and help determine who may be liable for your various economic and non-economic damages.

If you have been injured at a festival in Colorado, we may be able to help. Our experienced attorneys have the ability to investigate your case, negotiate on your behalf, and fight for you in court if a favorable settlement cannot be made. Contact a Zinda Law Group Denver accident lawyer today at (800) 863-5312 for your free consultation. Further, you do not pay us a thing unless we are successful in winning your case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.

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