Thousands of people attend motorsport festivals throughout the year. They tend to be more popular during the summer as there is a good chance the weather will be amenable. This can lead to a higher attendance and it makes the festival more successful for all concerned.
A great deal of care and attention goes into ensuring the festival is a success, but also that it is safe to attend. The organisers know that cars of all kinds will be taking part, and possibly motorbikes and other vehicles too.
They will therefore need to find a venue they can make safe and assess for risks ahead of the event itself. This can reduce the odds of them dealing with an accident at a motorsport festival.
What could happen that might cause an accident to occur?
When you think of an accident at a motorsport festival you will usually think about an accident that is caused by a car crash. However there could be other things taking place that could also be potentially dangerous. For example if there are too many people allowed into the venue there could be a chance they would be hurt if crushing were to occur.
In other examples, an accident at a motorsport festival might have a greater chance of happening if a lack of attention is paid to health and safety in other ways. Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere, and they may have a greater chance of happening if the venue is not checked and the odds of such incidents are minimised before the event begins.
What should you do if you’ve been injured?
An injury does not need to be serious for you to consider whether you might be entitled to seek compensation for suffering it. The most important thing is whether or not you could prove someone else was negligent in causing it in the first place.
Sometimes there will be incidents where people will be found negligent of doing (or not doing) something that resulted in someone else being injured.
If you believe you have proof that this was the case in your situation, you can call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500.
This will enable you to have a chat with one of our advisers so you can consider making a no win, no fee* compensation claim with our assistance.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Event claims