Maryland residents and visitors from other states look forward to the annual Maryland State Fair. With everything from rides to animals to unique and delicious food items, the fair offers something for everyone. This year, the fair is ramping up security measures to prevent personal injury on the premises.
One need only peruse the news to find that frightening shootings have plagued events like fairs and concerts across the country recently. These shootings have caused personal injury and even death to attendees. The Maryland State Fair intends to make sure adequate security is provided to patrons.
Representatives for the fair say that bags, strollers and other personal belongings are subject to search. Guests will need to pass through a metal detector before entering the fairgrounds. People planning on attending this year should check the fair’s website for a list of items that are not allowed inside the venue, including coolers, drones and fireworks.
No one expects to go to a place that is meant to be fun and end up suffering a personal injury. Medical bills, lost wages due to an inability to work and complications from a lasting injury are just some of the potential consequences. If another party, such as a property owner or manager, was negligent in a manner that caused or contributed to a patron’s injury, a victim may have legal recourse. In many cases, an attorney can help a victim bring the careless party to justice in civil court and pursue recovery of documented monetary damages.