Dangers of Stadiums
When an athlete takes the field to participate in a game, he or she is at risk of many different injuries. Unfortunately, the fans in the bleachers or stands can also be at risk of a serious injury – especially at stadiums. And whether it is for a sporting event, concert, or convention, stadium owners have the responsibility of providing patrons with a safe place to sit, walk, and watch whatever event they are there to see.
When these premises owners act negligently, they are putting innocent lives at risk. Stadium injuries can be very severe, especially if they involve falling or tripping while sitting or waking in an elevated portion of the facility. If you or a loved one has suffered because of a stadium owner’s negligence, you may be eligible for financial compensation. At Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C., our team of Clearwater premises liability lawyers will help you every step of the way. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer today by calling (727) 441-9030.
Types of Stadium Injuries
Patrons that visit stadiums for any event are legally defined as guests. Venue or stadium owners have a duty of care to these guests to make the stadium as safe as possible, and although they may imply that the fans are at their own risk, this is not a broad proclamation that can always withstand a legal challenge. The following are representative of failures that may endanger the safety of fans:
- Large spills that could cause slip and fall accidents
- Damaged or missing guardrails
- Missing warning signs
- Food that has spoiled
We are prepared to help you to protect your legal rights if you have been hurt due to the negligence of a stadium owner.