Causes of Injury at Outdoor Events

Whether it’s a music festival, a promotional picnic, or any other large scale outdoor event it’s supposed to mean a good time.  Sometimes however, things can get out of hand, situations can go sideways, and all of a sudden a person can wind up on the receiving end of a serious personal injury.  There are a few likely ways this could occur, and all have their own reasons for happening, along with parties who may be responsible for it.


We hear about it on occasion – a concert gets out of control and some pour souls get stampeded to death by a surging crowd.  While deaths in circumstances like these are relatively rare injuries are far less so.  This is most often the fault of the venue or organizers as they are most responsible for maintaining adequate crowd control and security.   A case may also be made for any artists or performers if they were inciting the crowd into acting in a dangerous manner or their organization was in charge of crowd management.

Improper Maintenance

Music festivals are well known for becoming wet muddy messes during rain – it’s considered a benefit by some.  Still there are ways to slip and fall that aren’t the fault of mother nature.  If amenities aren’t properly maintained it could result in injuries to the body and head that could have long lasting repercussions.  Again, the venue is responsible for making sure that any and all reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of their customers.


Large groups, pounding music, and alcohol are not necessarily a recipe for chaos but there may be those among peaceful concert-goers looking for a reason to start trouble.  Physical altercations can and do occur and in the case of significant injury caused by criminal assault, the venue can be held liable for not providing adequate security to keep customers safe, depending on the circumstances.  If a group was known to be an issue, for example, and management selected to do nothing – they could certainly be found to be accountable for injuries committed by that group.

Outdoor events are usually good fun, but if they turn bad, compensation should be sought for any injury you may have received.  If you or a loved one have been injured in an outdoor event contact Conte Associates at 1-877-614-0008.  Based in Vaughan, Conte & Associates works with clients in Vaughan and in the surrounding cities of: Thornhill, Woodbridge, Concord, Kleinberg, Maple and Richmond Hill.

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