Going to a movie theater can be a great family activity on the weekend or as a weeknight treat. However, the occurrence of injuries in movie theaters is in fact a reality for many. In 2008, 1,570 people in the United States had to take time off work in order to recover from injuries that resulted from a trip to the movie theater.
If you have been injured in a Virginia movie theater, it is important that you take the time to consider whether the accident that occurred could have been reasonably prevented by the movie theater in question. If there was a hazard that could have or should have been fixed, for example, and your injury occurred as a result of this hazard, you may be able to make a legal claim against the premises manager and/or owner for the damages that you suffered.
What kind of injuries commonly occur at movie theaters?
When a movie is showing in a theater, there is a limited amount of light, so stairs can be difficult to navigate when taking a visit to the bathroom. In order to remedy this potential hazard, all movie theaters should have glow-in-the-dark strips that can help people navigate the steps. It is especially important that steps in movie theaters are not defective in any way. If the luminous strips are not used or the stairs are defective, a serious injury could result.
If you have been injured at a movie theater in the state of Virginia, it is important to stand up for your right to compensation.