Think of a festival and you probably think of a music festival. However in reality festivals can occur based around all kinds of interests. Motorsports has many fans for example, and you can sometimes read about and attend a festival based on this subject too.
This type of festival can be really exciting for those who attend. You may see all kinds of vehicles taking part, including classic cars from decades gone by as well as those from modern-day racing and rallying. There are races, displays and all kinds of other things to look forward to as well.
Are these festivals safe to attend?
For the most part yes they are. Motorsport festival injuries could potentially occur if something goes wrong though. For example if races take part there could be a chance one of the vehicles could veer off the track and into the crowds.
There should be adequate crash barriers present that would prevent this from happening, but there have been isolated incidents in the past where people have been hurt.
The venue can depend on the nature of the festival. For example it could take place in a large airfield or track that is provided and set up for this purpose. However it might also take place on country roads or in similar areas that are designed for use in this way.
What should you do if you have suffered any kind of motorsport festival injuries?
To have a chance to claim compensation you must have proof that negligence led to your injuries happening in the first place. This can sometimes be difficult to work out but not always.
For example if you were standing at the edge of the track and there was no protection against an accident happening, and a car crashed in front of you, this could potentially be a situation in which you could claim compensation for any injuries you suffered.
However we would always recommend you get no-obligation advice from us at Accident Advice Helpline. If you contact us on 0800 689 0500 you have a chance to make a no win, no fee claim with our assistance.
If you call now you could receive the advice you need in record time. If this is the case you could end up with an amount of compensation in the near future, if your case reaches a successful conclusion.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead