Injured at a Ball Park: What You Need to Know
Attending a game at a ballpark stadium is a fun summer activity. However, if proper safety measures are not taken, a fun day at the stadium could turn into something dangerous.
Injuries can occur at a stadium when you least expect it.
Typically, injuries at these facilities can fall into two different categories.
Premise Liability: When someone else’s negligence causes an individual to get injured, such as falling due to a wet floor.
Personal Injury: When a guest gets injured due to a fly ball.
No matter how a person is injured, it is important to hold the parties responsible for your injuries. But who is responsible for a guest’s injures at a ballpark? In this blog post we will explain who can be held liable for a person’s ballpark injuries.
Premise Liability Claims:
Some of the most common premise liability claims at a ballpark are slip and fall claims.
Slip and falls can occur due to wet floors, broken or uneven stairs and even poor lighting.
Property owners must manage, supervise and operate their property in a manner that protects their guests. If they fail to do so, and someone gets injured, a premise liability case may exist.
To pursue a premise liability claim, you must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent. In other words, the property owner failed to take measures of known or foreseeable risks on their property.
Personal Injury Claims:
Although uncommon, there are times when a fan can get struck by a fly ball, and the injuries they sustain can be severe. A ballpark or stadium has a duty to provide nets where foul balls are common in order to protect their guests. However, accidents can still occur, and it is important to hold negligent parties accountable.
It is important to be a responsible and attentive guest when visiting a ballpark. Follow all signage and safety precautions provided by the ballpark to help ensure your safety.
Even when taking proper safety precautions, ballpark accidents can still occur. These accidents could be caused by the negligence or carelessness of the park or its employees.
Recovering compensation after an accident.
If you have been injured at a ballpark due to someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. It is a property owner’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for its guests. Contact the attorneys at Berger and Green for a free no obligation consultation at 412-661-1400.