Injuries At Sporting and Entertainment Events
When a client gets injured in a stadium or arena, it is of critical importance that I review the facts of the specific case to determine:
Whether the sports arena – a person or the company – owed you a duty of reasonable care
Whether they failed in this duty when an item – a hockey puck, baseball, baseball bat, etc. – caused an injury
Whether this failure to ensure safety led to or caused the injury
An owner or operator of a sports or entertainment venue may be liable for a variety of different oversights. For example, they may be liable if the seats, steps or stands are found to be hazardous. Liability can also be premised on a failure to properly maintain the screens around the stadium or arena, or a failure to intervene in the event that attendees engage in a fight.
Next time you go to an event, look at the fine print on the back of the ticket. A spectator attends an event assuming the usual risks associated with the event. However, this assumption does not include:
Injuries while sitting behind a screen
Large, un-repaired holes in the screen
Injuries that occur while walking to a screened seat
Some injuries caused my other spectators
Dennis E. Sawan is an Ohio Personal Injury and Consumer Protection Attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio. If you would like to speak further about your specific legal matter, call The Law Office of Dennis E. Sawan today at 567-343-5662 to schedule a free consultation.