Hire a Personal Injury Attorney for Your Sports Stadium Injury

Hire a Personal Injury Attorney for Your Sports Stadium Injury

Everyone knows that playing professional sports can be hazardous and injuries are inevitable – but does that apply to spectators as well as players? From getting hit by a foul ball during a baseball game or a flying puck during a hockey game, attending a sporting event can sometimes be dangerous!

Stadium injuries are also controversial. It is hard to say who exactly should be responsible for such injuries. Is the stadium at fault or is there an assumed responsibility on the part of the spectator? If responsibility is within the stadium, is it on the building? The team? The individual players? Here are some interesting examples:

  • Major League Baseball saw the need for additional netting when a bat flew into the stands at a Pirates-Braves game. The bat came dangerously close to hitting a young boy in the face. The speed and strength with which a swinging bat is moving could have considerable, life-changing damage on such a small bone structure. Thankfully, a fan reached out and blocked the bat from hitting the boy. A photo of this happening actually went viral across all social media platforms.
  • A father was injured rescuing his son from a flying puck at a New York Rangers hockey game at Madison Square Garden in 2013. His injury highlighted the need for additional netting above the plexiglass similar to netting located at the far ends of the hockey rink where fans are protected from pucks flying towards Goalies.
  • Injuries and fatalities are not new in the sports arena.
  • Last summer, a 60-year-old fell from the upper deck at Turner Field in Atlanta resulting in the third death in this stadium alone since 2008 and the 24th falling death at a baseball stadium since 1969.
  • In 1970, a foul ball took the life of a 14-year-old boy at the Giants stadium.
  • Pieces of a split bat hit a woman in the face in 2008. She attempted to sue, but eventually ceased the fight. However, the league changed the rules about using maple bats.
  • In 2002, a 13-year-old girl died when a hockey puck struck her head at a Calgary Flames game.
  • In 1999, three fans were killed at the VisionAire 500K at Charlotte Motor Speedway. A tire and debris shot into the stands, taking the lives of three and injuring eight other spectators.

For reasons natural to the invention of sport, injuries are brought on players and spectators alike. If you are injured during a sporting event, call our team of personal injury attorneys at the Blaut Weiss Law Group at (954) 634-1800. A member of our team will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you determine how best to proceed.