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If You’re Injured At A Sporting Event, Who’s To Blame?

It’s not uncommon for spectators at NASCAR events to be hit by flying debris. 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 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:

  • The sports arena – or person or company – owed you a duty of reasonable care.
  • The person or company failed in this duty when an item – hockey puck, baseball, etc. – hit you.
  • You were injured.
  • The failure of the person or company to ensure your safety caused your injuries.

In order to prove these elements, the legal team at Friedman Domiano & Smith Co., L.P.A., does in-depth research, including interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical records and investigating similar cases.

Deciding Whether To Settle

At Friedman, Domiano & Smith, our lawyers never shy away from a case that goes to trial. However, most personal injury cases are settled outside the courtroom. They will advise you on the best approach, based on their many years of experience. The decision, however, is up to you. Read about our verdicts and settlements in related cases.

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