Accidents In a Movie Theater


It’s time for the blockbuster season. As the movie theater becomes more and more packed for the action thrillers, the potential for an accident increases.

It is the responsibility of any movie theater to minimize the risks of accidents to their customers. These theaters are held accountable by premise liability laws. These laws help ensure that property owners maintain a safe environment for anyone inside the building.   Learn what the most common injuries are, the causes, and what to do after an incident occurs.

Causes and Injuries of Theatre Accidents

Most accidents in a movie theater come from owners or employees neglecting their facilities. This form of carelessness can result in serious injuries. Here are some examples of common causes of injuries in a movie theater.

  • Broken Seats
  • Tripping Hazards
  • Falling Objects
  • Poor Lighting
  • Wet Floors

Something as simple as a slip and fall can leave you in serious pain. Some injuries of these hazards include:

  • Torn, twisted, or strained ligaments and tendons
  • Fractured Bones
  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Sprained Muscles
  • Brain Injuries
  • Lacerations

 Many people can be embarrassed after getting hurt at a movie theater. However, it is important that you receive proper medical treatment for any injury. Even if you do not need to go the emergency room, you should follow up with a doctor within two or three days of a bad fall.

The sooner you visit a doctor, the quicker you can recover from your injuries. A medical professional’s report on your injuries speaks volumes and strengthens your claim.

What To Do After An Accident

 Like any accident, you should gather as much information as you can.

Use your phone to take pictures of the scene and your injuries. You should also document what caused your fall. The more pictures you take the easier it will be to prove negligence.

Gather any witness information. Witnesses at the scene can help clarify details of the accident.

Remember to file an accident report. An official report alerts staff members of the accident and your injuries while providing a detailed description of the accident.

Anytime you enter a movie theater it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that you remain uninjured during your visit. This is the basis of the premise liability laws. Therefore, it is their duty to keep the theatre well maintained and free from tripping hazards.

Every year, thousands of people are injured in movie theaters. More often than not, people don’t get the compensation they need because they blame the accident on personal clumsiness. Don’t let your misplaced guilt cause you to neglect your full recovery.

If you have been injured because of an owners negligent upkeep of their property you have every right to get the help you need to heal. At Bergener Mirejovsky, we know you may feel confused about where to get that assistance. Let our experienced attorneys help you recover damages. Call 1-800-881-2021 for a free consultation. No pressure. Just answers.

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