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Common Injuries at Chicago Music Festivals

Written by Jared Staver

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Jared Staver is a Personal Injury Lawyer based in Chicago, Illinois and has been practicing law for over 20 years.

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CATEGORY: Personal Injury, Premises Liability


Summertime is finally here, which means it’s prime time for concerts and festivals. Chicago is home to a variety of festivals, including the Chicago Blues Festival, Spring Awakening, and Taste of Chicago. Tens of thousands of people will be flocking to these concerts for some fun in the sun. However, it’s important to be aware of common injuries at Chicago music festivals.

Music festival accidents don’t happen often, but when they do, they can cause serious injuries. If you were injured at a music festival, contact our Chicago premises liability lawyers at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. to determine liability and your rights to compensation.

Call us today at (312) 236-2900.

Types of Musical Festival Accidents and Injuries

Concertgoers are sometimes injured due to fights and poor judgment caused by alcohol and drugs, which are commonly found at music festivals. Crowds are another issue at festivals. Crowd surfing and mosh pits provide environments where people can crush one another, causing broken bones and injuries to the back, neck, and head.

Slips and falls can also occur, especially if rainy weather has left the festival grounds wet and muddy. These can lead to sprains, broken bones, bruises, and lacerations.

Music Festival Injury Liability

Concert venues must abide by premises liability laws. Organizers must provide a safe place for ticket holders to enjoy the show. If injuries do occur, the concert venue may be held liable if the injuries are related to the entertainment or premises and were caused because of the premises’ condition.

Injured concert goers have sued in the past for injuries caused by fights and crowd surfing. However, if you suffered injuries due to your own reckless behavior or negligence, then you will find it hard to recover compensation.

Safety Tips for Music Festivals

Avoid having your summer turn into a bummer by following these safety tips:

  1. Protect your skin. Being outside all day with no SPF is a recipe for a nasty sunburn. Keep skin healthy by putting on sunscreen as soon as you venture outdoors and continue to reapply every few hours.

  2. Stay hydrated. Dehydration can occur quickly if you’re outside in the hot sun for several hours without liquids. Keep a water bottle on hand and refill it as needed.

  3. Get some rest. It will be hard to sleep through the night due to the noise levels. Therefore, it’s imperative that you try to sneak in some naps during the day.

  4. Carry a flashlight. It will get dark at night. Having some light on hand will help you prevent falls and avoid tripping over others.

Injured at a Music Festival?

While music festivals are mostly harmless fun, people do get hurt sometimes. Broken bones and head injuries can occur in many ways, and it’s important to receive compensation for your injuries if you did get seriously injured.

The Chicago premises liability lawyers at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. can assess your case. If you have suffered severe damages at a concert or music festival, let us help you retain your legal rights and achieve a positive outcome.

To learn more, give us a call at (312) 236-2900.

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