Sports games can be a fun way to pass time. They can also be dangerous for a spectator simply because of various basic factors. But when someone is injured at a sports game, it can be difficult to determine who should be held liable for the injuries sustained.
Common Injuries At Sports Games
Injuries sustained at a sports game can largely be divided between two common scenarios. The first is premises liability. This means that the injury was caused substandard maintenance of the premises where the game is taking place. For example, eroding stair cases, wet and uneven floors, loose fixtures and more could all create an ugly injury. If an accident is caused by something that should be corrected on the premises, the owner could possibly be held liable for the injuries sustained.
On the other hand, there’s the case of the foul ball and other stray objects from the game itself. These incidents are more complicated than premises liability for a variety of reasons, the primary of which is that most stadium owners absolve themselves of these kinds of incidents by including a disclaimer on the ticket or confirmation of purchase. While this is usually enough to get a pass, the owner of the stadium still has to follow reasonable procedures to ensure the audience is safe from accidents like this. Preventive measures like high walls and safety barriers are often implemented.
Getting injured at a sports game can be devastating and altogether unfair, but just because it’s common, it doesn’t mean that the victim loses their rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured at a sports game, contact The Paris Firm today to schedule your case evaluation. You could be eligible for compensation for your injuries.
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