What Happens if I am Injured at an Atlanta Sports Stadium?
Thousands of people head to Atlanta sports stadiums on a regular basis to cheer on the Falcons, Braves, Hawks, and other teams. While attending a sporting event should be an enjoyable experience, many people suffer a variety of personal injuries while they are at the stadium. This leads people to wonder: can I recover if I am injured at an Atlanta sports stadium? The experienced personal injury attorneys at Boling Rice LLC are committed to helping any type of injury victim recover from responsible parties. Injury cases involving sports stadiums and teams can be complicated, so you should always call our office at (770) 744-0890 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. Assumption of the risk Many sporting event tickets have fine print on them stating that by attending the event, all spectators assume the risk1 of certain types of personal injury and release the stadium and related parties from liability. Common injuries for which the risk is assumed includes getting hit by a ball or other sports equipment or players. If a court decides that you adequately assumed the risk of your injury, you will likely not be awarded any compensation for your losses. However, an attorney can make certain arguments that you did not adequately assume the risk of injury and should be compensated. Recovering from wrongful or negligent parties While you may assume some risk of injury at a sports stadium, you may likely receive compensation if your injury occurred due to the negligence or intentional wrongful act of another party. Some examples of incidents that may lead to recovery include the following:
- Slip and falls due to a hazardous condition of the premises
- Injuries due to defective seats or other items in the stadium
- Assaults by other fans or by a stadium employee
- Collisions involving golf carts or other vehicles used within the stadium
These are, of course, only some of the many possible ways a fan can suffer injury and later recover for their injuries. If you believe your accidents was the fault of another person or party, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your losses by the stadium owner, sports team, or another relevant party that was responsible. 1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumption_of_risk