Many people focus their New Orleans plans around Mardi Gras festivities or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. However, this great city offers so much to do throughout the summer months. Whether you live in New Orleans or are here on vacation, many summer festivals provide great food, music, and more. The following festivals can help you make the most of the hot summer months:
- Oyster Festival
- Cajun-Zydeco Festival
- Essence Festival
- Running of the Bulls
- Bastille Day Fête
- Tales of the Cocktail
- Satchmo Summerfest
- White Linen Night
- Dirty Linen Night
- Red Dress Run
- Southern Decadence
Whether you want to eat good food, have some craft cocktails, listen to some jazz, or simply be out in the crowd, festival season is a good time to celebrate.
As at any concert or event, accidents and injuries may interrupt the good times that participants are enjoying. They can create a jarring experience—and you may not know what to do if such an accident happens. First, always make sure you get medical treatment for your injuries. Then, contact a respected New Orleans law firm that handles personal injury cases.
Who Is Responsible for Festival Injuries?
As with any type of accident, the primary question after a summer festival injury is whether someone else can be held accountable for your medical bills and other losses. Our attorneys evaluate each case on an individual basis to best advise you of your rights and the best course of action.
- Individuals – Other people can cause accidents and injuries in many ways. Many festival-goers indulge in some alcoholic beverages, which can only increase the chances that they may cause injuries to others. People may try to drive their cars and may cause drunk driving crashes in parking lots or while leaving the festival. Intoxicated people may become agitated and start fights with others at a festival. These are only some ways that other individuals may be responsible for your injuries.
- Organizations – In many cases, the organization or venue running the event can also be held liable. For example, if a festival employee was negligent and caused an accident, the employer may also be liable for the actions of the employee. In addition, festival producers and venue owners are required to ensure that the premises of the festival are safe for visitors, which means eliminating any dangerous conditions. They should also provide adequate security for guests. If someone is injured due to a hazard at a festival or due to inadequate security, the organization can be held accountable.
Consult an Experienced New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney Today
The legal team at Egenberg, APLC, hopes that everyone in The Big Easy has a safe and enjoyable summer filled with festivals and other activities. However, if an accident does occur, we are here to help you and your family. These claims can be complex and time is short. If you would like to start discussing a possible case for free, call (504) 229-5700 or contact us online.