Event Liability

Event Liability is an emerging and evolving legal issue that deserves greater attention. When there is a large gathering of people, the organizers who own and manage the event owe visitors a duty of care to keep them safe. People who attend conventions, grand openings, concerts, rallies, parties, and other social events expect to have a good time and not be at risk for serious injuries or death.  Poorly planned and managed events can produce hazards that cause serious injuries and even death. Tiedt & Hurd handles injuries that occur at such events.

Since the 1960’s, California has recognized that landowners are liable for injuries that occur on their property under general negligence principles. Premises liability is a form of negligence in which the owner has a duty to exercise care in the management of his or her property to avoid exposing people to an unreasonable risk of harm. The general rule of premises liability states that a landowner has a “duty to take affirmative action for the protection of individuals coming upon the land …”

In addition, those who are in “control” of certain premises, including those who are in control of the property for a short period of time or for specific individual events, may also be held liable for injuries due to negligence in operating the event.

Inland Empire Event Liability Attorneys

Venues in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties are home to many special events.  Most event organizers in the Inland Empire recognize the risk of injury of these events and make real efforts to safeguard their guests. However, often due to mismanagement, accidents happen. The chances of accidents happening at events goes up when alcohol is served, or when sporting activities involving risk of injury are also offered.  Many accidents also occur as a result of the negligence of the visitor.  However, some event organizers make tragic mistakes that result in serious injuries, including, for example, blunt force trauma due to large speakers that were not properly secured, electrocution due to improper wiring, broken arms and legs due to a crowd surge/stampede or injuries secondary to gunshots or stabbing due to lack of security. The fact that people get injured at events is inevitable and that is why event organizers purchase event liability insurance.

At the law firm of Tiedt & Hurd, we serve Inland Empire clients who need experienced legal representation concerning special events that went awry. We help people who have been injured while attending various events and get them the proper and fair compensation for their injuries. We fight hard for every client, and we know the California laws that apply to event planning and insurance liability matters.

If you have been seriously injured because of dangerous conditions on someone’s property during a special event, you may be entitled to recover for those injuries. You may be entitled to recover for past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of earnings, and for general damages to reimburse you for your pain and suffering.

Like any negligence case, the essential element of any premises liability claim is the ability to present evidence that your injury was caused, even if only partially, by the wrongful or negligent conduct of the landowner or the organizer of the event. The attorneys at Tiedt & Hurd can and will utilize the best experts and use state of the art presentation media to make the most of your case.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured because of dangerous conditions on someone’s property, call Tiedt & Hurd today at (951) 549-9400, or complete the  contact form provided on this site to schedule your initial consultation.