A 24-Year Old Woman Sustains Serious Head Injuries at Coachella 2019 After Being Hit Inside of the Sahara Tent by a Hanging Balloon-Like PropA 24-year-old woman identified only as Caroline was seriously injured during the Coachella Music and Arts Festival inside the popular Sahara Tent after being struck by a falling balloon prop. Kristin, who came forward on Reddit, as a friend of Caroline, said that she was dancing near the rear of the tent when the incident happened. Caroline was knocked unconscious after the accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury. This accident comes right after someone else died at the Empire Polo Grounds, a week before week one of Coachella. There’s an ongoing investigation underway, looking into how the balloon-like stage prop came unhinged. Caroline’s family is asking anyone that may have information about the injury to reach out to News Channel 3 reporters, or directly to our office.
HORRIFIC COACHELLA INCIDENT: Reputable Personal Injury Firm Arash Law Representing Concertgoer Injured by Falling Decorations at Coachella
Los Angeles, Ca., April 25, 2019 – A concertgoer identified as “JOHN DOE” recently injured at Coachella has retained California personal injury law firm Arash Law to represent him as he seeks compensation for his injuries. The firm is seeking to connect with eyewitnesses or anyone who has any videos or pictures from the event. The firm already has secured some video and pictures from the incident and is fully investigating the at-fault parties.
The event in question occurred on the evening of April 21 while Gucci Gang performed a set. According to reports, one of the large orb decorations on top of the Sahara Tent fell onto the crowd below. Witnesses described the orb as a “white balloon-like light.” The injured parties were struck in the head and body, perhaps by a metal bracket attached to the orb, and sustained serious injuries. Eyewitnesses indicated that at least one woman was unconscious and bleeding after the incident.
Anyone else who was injured may have witnessed this incident is advised to contact Arash Law as soon as possible to ensure that their legal rights are fully protected.
Arash Law is a California personal injury law firm that maintains offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Riverside, and San Diego. The firm represents individuals who have been hurt in preventable accidents, including music festival accidents, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, Uber and Lyft collisions, bicycle accidents, and others. Injured victims can schedule a free consultation with one of the firm’s attorneys by calling their office at (888) 488-1391 or sending them an email through their online contact form.
The Extent of Liability in These Types of Cases
Festival organizers have a legal responsibility to take precaution to make sure that their property is reasonably safe. According to the California Civil Code § 1714 Section (a):
“Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself. “
This includes making sure guests are not struck by hanging objects. There are several sources of potential negligence if a guest is hit by a falling object such as:
- Subcontractor errors
- Faulty tools or machinery
- Bad weather or protection against it
- OSHA-related work violations
- Improperly secured bolts, screws or hinges
Victims that are struck by falling objects can suffer traumatic brain injuries. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological outcomes. Some signs or symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or weeks later.” Even victims that produce a complete physical recovery can be left with ongoing psychological ailments including post-traumatic stress disorder.
Typical symptoms of PTSD include:
- Unwanted flashbacks of the traumatic experience
- Avoidance of people, places, sights, and sounds that are reminders of the event
- Hyper-vigilance and constant alertness of risks
- Feelings of detachment from people and emotional numbness
According to one study from Northwestern University, the lifetime costs associated with treating a severe brain injury can reach as high as $3,000,000. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of festival organizers might have the ability to pursue an injury claim for damages.
Damages can include money for lost wages, medical bills plus pain and suffering. An experienced premises liability lawyer in California can investigate all the facts of your situation free of charge and let you know what all of your options are. An attorney near you can make sure that crucial pieces of evidence are preserved and your rights are being adequately protected.
Getting The Right Help After a Misfortunate at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival
The entire Arash Law firm would like to extend our deepest thoughts and prayers to Caroline and her family as she continues to recover. It’s our sincere wish that all witnesses will come forward for the sake of the victim and her loved ones. You can rest assured that your identity will remain confidential. There needs to be accountability for this terrible accident as someone could have easily died.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured while attending the Coachella 2019 – you may have legal recourse. Our team of award-winning California injury lawyers is ready to answer any legal questions you may have. We will thoroughly investigate your case free of charge and get to the bottom of what exactly happened.
We are fully committed to making sure California accident victims receive the care and compensation they need to fully recover. Whether you have questions regarding your rights or need more information about a specific accident, we are here for you.