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Fair coming to town? Watch out for injuries

| Jun 10, 2020 | Injuries |

You love when your local traveling fair comes into town for a few days. It gives you a couple of days to take your kids out to play games and go on fair rides. You like the energy there, and it’s a great way to get a break from the norm.

Unfortunately, these fairs aren’t always as safe as they should be, which opens the owners up to premises liability claims. There are electrical cords running around the grounds, and you may see that some of the rides aren’t in the best shape. If you get hurt, you could end up with serious injuries.

Who is liable if you’re hurt while visiting a traveling fair?

Liability can depend on various factors such as:

  • The reason for your injuries
  • The person or organization running the ride or service that resulted in your injuries
  • If negligence played a role in the injury

Here’s an example. If you are walking around the fair and trip on an electrical wire that was marked, you may not have a strong case. Most people know that a wire is there, and with the marking, the fair has done what it can to prevent you from falling or tripping. On the other hand, if you trip because the wire blends in and has no markings, you may be able to claim that the fair was not responsible and didn’t take the right precautions to prevent injuries.

Every situation is a little different. Make sure you go to the doctor or hospital to get a medical exam. If you want to make a claim, reach out to the fair’s organization and talk to your attorney about the steps to take next.