Yes, you can sometimes sue if you get injured at sporting events. When you go to a venue or stadium of any kind, there is some risk that you are taking on. However, that does not relieve the property owner of all of their responsibility. The area is still supposed to be safe for everyone. If a foreseeable hazard causes an injury, then the person responsible for causing harm must be held accountable. A Corpus Christi, Texas slip & fall lawyer or premises liability attorney can help you with that.
Am I Really Waving Liability at Sporting Events?
Sometimes when you buy a ticket to an event, you might notice that it comes along with a waiver of liability. Essentially, the stadium or venue is saying that you knew the risks inherent in sporting events, so you cannot sue if something happens to you. These waivers are rarely comprehensive or enforceable though.
Yes, there are some risks associated with going to a live game. A good example of this is the chance that a puck, ball, or even a bat could fly out into the crowd. That is expected. Getting hurt because of poor facility maintenance is not an assumed risk, and it is something that a venue owner or operator should be held accountable for.
What Are Some Common Hazards at Sporting Events?
Flying equipment is not the only potential threat at sporting events. If the premises have not been maintained, you could end up getting injured by hazards like:
- Broken or missing handrails
- Damaged escalators or elevators
- Poorly maintained walkways or parking lots
- Broken parts of protective nets or barriers
- Puddles and slippery surfaces
- Poor or nonexistent lighting
- Broken seats
A venue or stadium could also be held accountable for having inadequate security in some cases. If you get hurt by other fans and believe that security was negligent in not dealing with them earlier, that could also be a premises liability case.
What Should My Compensation Cover?
When an attorney from our firm takes your case, you can be sure that we are going to help you fight for a fair and reasonable compensation offer. Your settlement should help make up for:
- Your medical bills
- Any paychecks you missed while recovering
- Mental anguish
- Any other pain and suffering
If your injuries are severe and could end up affecting you for months, years, or even for life, then your compensation needs to be even more robust. It needs to help you pay for your future medical care needs and make up for any loss of earning potential you experience as a result of your accident and injuries.
Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you believe that you have a personal injury suit on your hands, you do not have to try and hold the negligent parties accountable all on your own. Contact Sahadi Legal Group and schedule your free consultation. We can tell you more about how our seasoned premises liability attorneys can help you.