Miami Beach is an excellent spot for car shows, and each year the community hosts special events to celebrate classic and vintage cars, fast sports cars, and the latest in new motor vehicles. Car shows can be a great place to add to your collection, see the new tech available in the industry, admire cars which are works of art, or see some cars in action.
The organizers of these events have a duty of care to attendees. They are expected to take steps to make their shows safe. Since these events include powerful machinery and sometimes high speeds, car show organizers know they have an especial obligation to think carefully about safety. When they fail to do so and an injury occurs, they may be held.
Miami Beach Car Show Injuries
Most of the time, people attend car shows and leave with nothing but great memories. In some cases, however, negligence may cause serious injuries, including:
- Burn injuries
- Food-borne illness from the food stands and vendors
- Crushing injuries
- Trip and fall and slip and fall injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Injuries can occur in many ways. They can be caused by falls due to unsafe conditions on the grounds, or they can be caused by unsafe food and drink. Insufficient barriers between pedestrians and the cars or inadequate precautions can lead to car and pedestrian collisions. Violence can also cause injuries at these shows.
What To Do If You’re Injured
If you have been injured at a Miami Beach car show, there are several things you’ll want to do:
- Get emergency medical help if you need it
- Get the contact information of any witnesses and take multiple photos of the area where the injury took place
- Report the injury to the show organizers and get a copy of the incident report
- Get medical follow-up, even if you’re not sure if you’ve been seriously injured
Following your injury, you may also wish to contact a Miami Beach premises liability claims attorney as soon as possible. If your injuries were caused by someone’s negligence, you may be able to file a legal claim to seek compensation for your medical bills, property damage, lost income, and any other losses you have suffered. Your attorney can work to find all liable parties, including the event organizers, specific event-goers or drivers, the property owners, and other liable parties.
If you have been injured at a car show in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Miami Beach premises liability claims attorney. Our legal team has been helping plaintiffs like you for over 60 years combined, and we may be able to help you understand how much your potential claim may be worth.