Sports Venue Injuries

Personal Injury

By Desiree Housek, Staff Writer

When a city is deeply rooted in their sports teams, attending a sporting event can end up in an unforeseen injury. With sports fans being so loyal and enthusiastic, sporting events fill up fast. When attending these events, safety is usually the last thing on your mind while at the game, yet many times spectators of the game end up with serious injuries.

What many people don’t realize is that when you purchase a ticket, many times the fine print on your ticket reads that the team and/or venue is not responsible for any harm that may be incurred by the action of the game. By choosing to attend the game, you are arguably assuming any and all possible risk of injury.

The fine print excludes injuries that may have resulted due to negligence on the part of the venue. Certain injuries may involve a third party who is liable for damages. If you have been injured due to one of the following reasons, you may have a personal injury claim:

  • Accidents resulting from an over served spectator
  • Escalator/elevator accidents
  • Slip/trip and fall accidents
  • Falls from upper decks or balconies
  • Crowd control issues
  • Food poisoning
  • Poor lighting
  • Injuries from thrown objects
  • Inadequate security
  • Parking lot injuries
  • Assault or aggression from another attendee

If you sustain an injury while attending an event, don’t wait to seek immediate medical attention. Regardless of what you may think about the cause of injury at the time, always have pictures of the scene and injuries taken, and don’t forget to get any witness contact information. If at all possible, report your accident to a manager or supervisor at the venue and contact an attorney as soon as possible. To find an experienced personal injury attorney near you, visit our directory of lawyers today.

For information on how to reduce your risk of injury at sporting and other events involving large crowds, please download this crowd safety guide.

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