An Air Show May Be Liable For The Following Spectator Injuries

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When you think about being injured at an air show, having a plane crash into the crowd may be the first thing that comes to mind. This is a serious accident that can leave multiple people killed and even more people injured, but it's not the only way that your air show experience can end in an injury. If you're planning to attend an upcoming air show, you want to do all that you can to stay safe. Unfortunately, there are some things that are beyond your control. Should you sustain an injury and believe the air show to be liable, speak to a personal injury legal professional. Here are some potential risks for spectators.

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a serious condition that can occur when you're in a hot area for a prolonged period of time. Attending an air show puts you at risk of this issue because you may be standing outside in a shade-free area for much of the day. While you're responsible for your own safety — and that can include finding a spot in the shade or air conditioning when there's a need — this might not always be possible. For example, if there's a lack of shade at the venue, and especially if this issue is compounded by cold water not being available, you may suffer from heat exhaustion and believe the air show to be liable.

Food Poisoning

Air shows often have concession stands that allow you to buy food to enjoy throughout the event. Unfortunately, it's possible that you may have a bad reaction to this food and end up getting sick. Food poisoning can be grounds for a personal injury suit. There are challenges to this idea — namely, that it can sometimes be difficult to prove that what you ate at a certain venue resulted in your illness. However, this may still be a legal option that you wish to pursue if your attorney believes that there's enough supporting evidence.

Hearing Damage

One of the biggest risks at an air show is the risk to your hearing. Passing airplanes produce high decibel levels that have the potential to inflict permanent hearing damage to those in attendance. While the air show may protect itself legally by advising spectators to wear hearing protection, such warnings may not be evident. If this is the case, your legal professional may be in favor of moving forward with a personal injury suit as a result of your hearing damage.

Contact a personal injury law firm to learn more about your options.


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