Wedding Slip and Fall Accidents – Lawsuit and Liability Information
How to Sue a Wedding Hall for Injuries
To file a lawsuit against a wedding reception hall wash, you must show that you were a rightful visitor. Premises liability claims can be filed by any guests on private property if there was negligence at play. Customers are generally considered invitees and have the highest duty of care, while licensees (or social guests) have less and trespassers (those with no right to be on the property) have the least. Guests at a wedding hell may be considered invitees.
Premises liability claims require one of three points to be shown as true:
The property owner knew about the hazard and did nothing to fix it or warn others of the issue
The property owner caused the hazard or problem himself
The property owner was unaware of the issue but reasonably should have been
Wedding hell or banquet hall owners generally either know about problems and are too lazy or cheap to fix them, or they do not know there are problems because they do not conduct thorough inspections and investigations enough.
In order to file a claim, you should follow these steps:
Go to the doctor for medical treatment
Do not hesitate in going to the hospital, as your injuries may worsen with time and your claim may be looked at as suspicious by the insurance agent
Make copies of medical records, charts, X-rays, MRI results, doctor’s statements, insurance billings, and more
Take photos of your injuries
Take pictures of the wedding hall, any defects, and more; if possible, acquire security footage from the hall
Interview eyewitnesses and other guests for their statements and testimonies about the incident
File an incident report with the wedding hall
Get any necessary contact information from involved parties, including the bride and groom
Hire an expert lawyer to litigate your claim for you
Our Recent Verdicts and Settlements
Slip and fall accident
Who is liable, I don’t want to sue the bride and groom
Morally no one wants to sue a bride and groom after their wedding day. This is especially true if you are friends of the couple. However, in most cases the bride and groom are not liable for the injuries you sustained if a third party was present. In the above mentioned incident, the rental company was at fault for the dance floor installation. Additionally after further discovery we found that the rental company actually knew of the issue and was told by other individuals who rented the dance floor of the potential for injury. However, in order to cut costs and save money the rental company failed to make the changes. As a result our client sustained injuries to his knee, face and had extensive dental damage.
Additionally the rental company had insurance coverage for the accident, which allowed us to pursue a claim. In fact most venues, whether it is a hotel or any space will require ALL the vendors to have letters of indemnification and show proof of insurance. More information see our Premises Liability Laws Page
As a result you will be able to pursue a claim against the insurance policies of the at fault party, without ever involving the bride and groom.
Common Types of Accident in Weddings
There are few common types of accidents from these types of events. First, you have trip and fall accidents which occur often. This happens when the wiring from lighting equipment is not properly secured or fastened. Or when the equipment is generally not properly fastened. This will cause injury to unsuspecting guests. Second, we see a number of accidents happen from slippery surfaces. Third, we see a number of accidents happen from stage collapse at weddings. If the wedding party rushes the stage it can cause it to collapse if the weight is significant. These are all potential injuries that can occur from the negligence of the people charged with setting up the event. If you have been hurt know your rights.
Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Accidents
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