In the United States, nothing screams “summer” quite like baseball. The smell of hotdogs, the sound of the ball smashing into the catcher’s mitt — baseball is as American as it gets. However, going to baseball games, especially Major League games, can be an ordeal. You are surrounded by thousands of fans in very tight quarters. Some of those fans are inappropriately inebriated.
So, what should you do if you were to get injured at a professional baseball game? What are your options? Our personal injury lawyer will spend today’s post looking at this unique scenario.
How Were You Injured?
There are several ways that you can be injured at a professional baseball game — but there aren’t many ways in which the park or another person is liable. For instance, if you have a few too many and take a nasty spill, that’s not the fault of the vendor. However, there are injuries that can come back to the park and the organization itself.
One common one is food poisoning. Ballpark food is a fan favorite, but it also has a reputation for being unsavory. If you get food poisoning that is severe enough, you may be owed compensation. Another common injury that might have you searching for a personal injury lawyer is an altercation with another fan. If this happens and you are injured, you will want to contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.
When Is The Ballpark Itself Liable For Injuries?
By far the most common severe injury that occurs at professional baseball games comes from balls and bats that find the stands. All professional parks come with warning signs and announcements to be on the lookout for flying bats and balls, but if a ball is scorched into the lower deck, you might not have time to respond. Many teams have put in protective netting, but not all ballparks have that feature. If you are hit with a bat or a ball, you may want to contact a personal injury lawyer.
There are also other precautions taken by professional teams that can be deemed as negligent if they are absent, like proper railings and warnings. Improperly cleaned spills or poor preparation for extreme conditions can be held against the park.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyer For Assistance
If you have been injured at a baseball game and think the park might be at fault, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer today. We will work to make sure you are properly and fairly represented. If you have suffered any other personal injury, Tolbert Beadle would love to represent you and get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today at 1 (800) 887-4030 or fill out our online contact form for more information.