The last thing you would assume might happen on a visit to see a film would be to have a fall in a cinema. In truth, very few people would ever go through an experience like this. For the most part they will buy their tickets, go and take their seats, watch the film and then head home again.
But in some instances someone might experience a fall in a cinema, and if this did happen there could be the potential to suffer an injury. Whenever a fall occurs it is important first of all to think about whether you are injured. Sometimes the worst thing you would suffer would be embarrassment. However, there could be instances where you might suffer a fall and be injured in some way as well. When this happens you should report it to cinema staff and make sure there is a record of what happened. You should also get medical treatment if needed.
Was negligence to blame?
This is a good question to ask. A fall in a cinema could occur if you were hurt as a result of a lack of lighting in the cinema itself. The main lights will go down when the film starts but there should still be small strip lights in the gangway and on the stairs. If this is not the case and you fall, you could sue for negligence.
Similarly you might end up falling over if the carpet in the main foyer is not in good condition. In this instance you might end up being hurt as a result of getting your foot caught and falling over if the carpet is worn or has a hole in it.
Could you receive compensation for your injuries?
A lot of people would want to know the answer to this question if they were hurt while seeing a film at a cinema. If this includes you, the best thing to do is to consult an expert. While you may be sure you have ample evidence of negligence, it is always best for a professional injury compensation lawyer to assess your situation. They have the experience you would need to rely on. Call now on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether you might have a chance to make a claim.
Date Published: August 20, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims