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The county fair is something many people forward to all year long, and there are plenty of them in California to choose from. However, a fun day out with family and friends can become dangerous, even deadly, when there are hazards that can lead to an accident.

Have you or a loved one been injured at while attending a California county fair? If so, please take some time to speak with one of our attorneys. You may be entitled to monetary compensation if your accident or the death of your loved one was caused by negligence or misconduct. But there are various parties that may be responsible for your injuries, which is why it’s essential to seek advice from an attorney.

To learn about your legal options if you were injured in a county fair accident, contact our law firm and schedule a free consultation.

County Fairs in California

From rides to games to animal exhibits, county fairs are a great way for people of all ages to enjoy themselves through a variety of activities. Some counties hold multiple fairs throughout the spring and summer, giving people ample opportunities to learn new things and create lasting memories.

Unfortunately, county fairs can also be full of hazards that can cause serious injuries to one or more people. Some injuries are a case of bad luck, but others could have been prevented through inspections, basic maintenance, and proper security measures. If you’ve been harmed at one of these events through an act of negligence, you must consult a lawyer with experience in county fair accidents.

One of our attorneys can help you determine who is responsible for causing your accident. Then, they will take the necessary actions to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your suffering. Please give us a call to learn about your rights if you’ve been injured at one of the following county fairs:

  • Alameda County Fair
  • Amador County Fairgrounds & Event Center
  • Silver Dollar Fair
  • Butte County Fair
  • Calaveras County Fairgrounds
  • Colusa County Fairgrounds
  • Contra Costa County Fairgrounds
  • Del Norte County Fair
  • El Dorado County Fair & Event Center
  • Big Fresno Fair
  • Glenn County Fair
  • Redwood Acres Fair
  • Humboldt County Fair
  • California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta
  • Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair
  • Kern County Fair & Event Center
  • Desert Empire Fair
  • Kings Fair
  • Lake County Fair
  • Lassen County Fair
  • AV Fair & Event Center
  • Schools’ Agriculture and Nutrition Program
  • Los Angeles County Fair
  • Chowchilla-Madera County Fair
  • Madera District Fair
  • Marin County Fair & Exposition
  • Mariposa County Fair & Homecoming
  • Mendocino County Fairgrounds
  • Redwood Empire Fair
  • Merced County Fair
  • Merced County Spring Fair
  • Modoc District Fair
  • Monterey County Fair & Event Center
  • Salinas Valley Fair
  • Napa County Fair & Fiesta
  • Napa Valley Exposition
  • Nevada County Fairgrounds
  • OC Fair & Event Center
  • Gold Country Fairgrounds & Event Center
  • Placer County Fair @The Grounds
  • Plumas-Sierra County Fair
  • Riverside Co. Fair & National Date Festival
  • Colorado River Fair
  • Southern California Fair & Event Center
  • Sacramento County Fair
  • California Exposition & State Fair
  • San Benito County Fair
  • San Bernardino County Fair
  • National Orange Show Event Center
  • San Diego County Fair
  • Cow Palace Arena and Event Center
  • San Joaquin County Fair
  • Lodi Grape Festival
  • California Mid-State Fair
  • San Mateo County Event Center
  • Santa Maria Fairpark
  • Earl Warren Showgrounds
  • Santa Clara County Fair
  • Santa Cruz County Fair
  • Shasta District Fair & Event Center
  • Inter-Mountain Fair of Shasta
  • Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds
  • Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair
  • Solano County Fairgrounds
  • Dixon May Fair
  • Cloverdale Citrus Fair
  • Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center
  • Stanislaus County Fairgrounds
  • Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds Event Center
  • Tehama District Fairgrounds
  • Trinity County Fair
  • Tulare County Fair
  • Mother Lode Fair
  • Ventura County Fairgrounds & Event Center
  • Yolo County Fair
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Types of Accidents at a County Fair

With all that can go wrong at a county fair, there is no shortage of ways that someone can be injured at these events. Below is a list of the most common accidents that occur at California county fairs:

  • Slip and fall
  • Trip and fall
  • Falling object
  • Ride accidents
  • Assault and battery
  • Sexual assaults
  • Animal bites
  • Parking lot accidents

These accidents happen for a number of reasons, but they are usually linked to an act of negligence by fair organizers, staff members, and/or vendors. For example, fall-related accidents can happen from drinks and food on the floor, or even animal waste that wasn’t cleaned up by the owner. Pieces of debris, signs, and parts from various rides can also fall on people and cause severe injury. Then, there are ride accidents, which can result in fatality or severe injuries like paralysis, stroke, and amputation.

Lack of security is typically the reason behind an incident of assault and battery at the fair. Most sexual assaults at the fair can also be traced back to improper or insufficient security measures. However, these incidents may involve third parties, like a private security firm or ride operator that’s been hired by the fair. These are just some of the complexities that are involved in the lawsuit process for a California county fair accident. For more information on suing for a county fair accident injury, contact our office and schedule a free case evaluation.

How to File an Accident Injury Claim for a County Fair Accident

Filing an injury claim against a county fair is a complicated process, so it’s in your best interest to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. These events are under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, which is a government agency. There are specific procedures for filing an accident injury claim with public entities, which set them apart from the average personal injury lawsuit. If you deviate from these procedures in any way, you may permanently lose your chance to sue for compensation.

You must also keep in mind that there are other parties that may be responsible for your injuries. Ride operators, food vendors, and exhibit organizers can also be cited for negligence that leads to an accident. Filing an accident report, obtaining insurance information, and various other tasks associated with an injury claim can be overwhelming for most accident victims. Our attorneys can guide you through each of these steps and take care of any paperwork associated with your injury claim. Additionally, we will calculate a fair amount of compensation for your damages and fight to recover the settlement you deserve.

County Fair Accident Injuries

People are at risk of serious injuries when things go wrong at a county fair. Depending on the type of accident, you may suffer from one or more of the following injuries:

  • Whiplash
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Permanent scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limb / amputation
  • Damage to the reproductive organs
  • Exposure to STDs
  • Drowning (from water rides)
  • Animal bites / scratches
  • Paralysis
  • Death

No matter what type of injury you have, please get medical attention right away. Animal bites and scratches, for example, may not seem that serious at first. But the bacteria in an animal’s mouth and claws can easily cause infections that are deadly without medical intervention. After you’ve been treated, contact our office and speak to a lawyer that’s experienced in county fair accident claims. We will get to work immediately on filing an insurance claim for your injuries. That way, you can recover the damages you deserve as a victim of someone else’s negligence.

Damages from a County Fair Accident Lawsuit

The extent of your injuries and how they affect your life will determine the types of compensation you can recover through a lawsuit. If you are the injured individual, you may be entitled to the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages / lost earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Attorney’s fees
  • Punitive damages

Compensation can also be requested by family members and loved ones that lost someone in a county fair accident. A wrongful death compensation claim can help recover:

  • Funeral costs
  • Medical bills left behind by the decedent
  • Loss of expected savings / benefits
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Legal fees

All these damages are combined to come up with a total amount of settlement that you deserve from the responsible party or parties. In the next section, we will talk about how much you can receive from a lawsuit involving a county fair accident.

What is the Average Case Value if I Sue for a County Fair Accident?

The average case value for a county fair injury depends on many factors, including the type of accident, the severity of your injury, and the other side’s willingness to accept liability. Thus, it’s difficult to quote an average value for any of these accidents. However, we can provide examples of case values based on national averages of settlements for specific types of accidents.

For example, the average value of a slip and fall accident on a commercial property is $345,000. Average values for a trip and fall accident are about the same, as they often result in similar injuries to a slip and fall. Sexual assault cases can also bring in 6-figure settlements in the range of $300,000 to $500,000. Keep in mind, however, that these are the average of all cases throughout the country, meaning your case may be worth more. At our law firm, we’ve handled a number of cases that have resulted in settlements of $1 million or more. The amount can be even higher if you can prove gross negligence, which can entitle you to punitive damages. In those cases, an award of $2 million or more is possible.

While these figures are helpful, they should not be used as an accurate reflection of what you can receive in a county fair accident lawsuit. To get an idea of your own case value, contact our law firm and speak with one of our attorneys.

Contact the Lawyers of DTLA Law Group

Organizers of county fairs have a duty of care to the people who attend their events. When responsible parties breach their duty of care, many people are put at risk of serious injuries. Are you an individual who was injured at a California county fair? Have you lost a loved one due to an accident at a county fair? If someone else’s negligence resulted in the accident that hurt you or took away your loved one, the law entitles you to sue for monetary compensation.

Working with a skilled personal injury lawyer is the best way to secure a favorable outcome in these cases. But victims are already struggling with their finances, and they should not have to pay for legal representation. That’s why our law firm offers a Zero fee guarantee to ensure that you are never charged upfront for our services. The only way we get paid is by winning your case, and if we don’t win, you owe us absolutely nothing.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you’re ready to explore your legal options. Our lawyers look forward to speaking with you during a free case evaluation.


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