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June 27, 2019

Injured at a Sports Stadium

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Posted in Wisconsin Workers Compensation Related News

Personal Injury Lawyer Milwaukee, WI

There are two types of accidents that typically occur at sporting events. 

  • A fan slips and falls or trips and falls — premises liability
  • A fan is injured by a flying puck or baseball

Whose fault is it when an accident like this happens? Can the fan sue the owner or do fans automatically assume there is risk associated with their attendance and forfeit the right to filing a personal injury claim? Get help from experienced personal injury attorneys to talk about your injury and if you have a valid case against the owner of the facility where the accident occurred.

What You Need to Know About a Slip and Fall Occurring at a Sports Facility or Stadium

The biggest factor in determining the outcome of a premises liability case against a stadium’s owner is to provide proof that the owner of the stadium or sports facility was negligent.

The fact that you slipped and fell while at their facility doesn’t automatically mean there was negligence involved on the part of the owner. Even if the floor was slippery, it’s not a sure thing that you can collect from a lawsuit. You would have to prove to the court that the owner had knowledge of or at least should have known about the slippery floor and neglected to take actions to remedy the problem.

Probably Not Negligence

Let’s stress here that just because you slip and fall on a wet floor does not mean you can win a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the stadium. For example, if you are in a restroom and fall on a wet floor, the circumstances surrounding your fall will be examined to see how the floor became wet. If someone came in and spilled their soft drink on the floor and you came in immediately after and slipped and fell on the spilled soda, chances are the facility is not liable for your fall. This is because the fall occurred shortly after the spill and the facility may not have sufficient time to learn about the spill and clean it up. Another argument may be that a small amount of liquid spilled on the floor is probably not enough to be considered an unusually slippery condition. 

Could Be Considered Negligence

Take that same restroom and now there is a considerable amount of water all over the floor and it has been that way during the entire event. It could be argued that if you fell on that slippery floor, the owner should have done something to clean up the water. 

Contact an Attorney

If you suffered an injury as a result of slipping and falling at a sports facility or stadium and you feel the owner was negligent, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Milwaukee, WI from Hickey & Turim, SC to discuss the details of your incident and how they can help. You should gather as much information as possible about the circumstances at the time of the fall, get contact information from any witnesses, pictures of your injuries and of the area where you fell and any other pertinent information that may help your case.

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