Injuries to Spectators
It’s not uncommon for spectators at NASCAR events to be hit by flying debris. And fans at baseball, hockey or football games can be hit by splintered bats, balls or pucks. This is particularly the case when protective screens or fences are not installed.
IF YOU’RE INJURED AT A SPORTING EVENT, WHO’S TO BLAME?
If you were injured as a spectator, we will review your situation and advise you on your options.
To be successful in this kind of case, four things must be proven:
- That the sports arena – or person or company – owed you a duty of reasonable care.
- That they failed in this duty when an item – hockey puck, baseball, etc. – hit you.
- That you were injured.
- That their failure to ensure your safety caused your injuries.
In order to prove these elements, the legal team at Friedman, Domiano & Smith does in-depth research, including: interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical records and investigating similar cases.
DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT TO SETTLE
The lawyers at Friedman, Domiano & Smith never shy away from a case that goes to trial. However, most personal injury cases are settled outside the courtroom. We will advise you on the best approach, based on our many years of experience. The decision, however, is up to you. Read about our verdicts and settlements in related cases.