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Baseball Injuries - You May Not Be Playing, But You Can Still Get Hurt

Steve Wagner

You never go to a baseball game anticipating a severe injury; quite the opposite, in fact. If you’ve got tickets to a baseball game this summer, you’re hoping to kick back for a bit, maybe enjoy a hot dog and a beer, and watch some classic American entertainment. Did you know that if you sustain an injury while you’re at the baseball stadium, you may be responsible for your own care and damages because of the “baseball rule”?

Unfortunately, because there is a high risk of injury in arenas like these (i.e. balls and bats flying into the stadium), baseball stadiums warn spectators to be aware of flying objects and to watch out for potential harm. They are required to protect guests to the best of their ability, which results in the nets behind home plate, and sometimes additional nets to protect onlookers, but the prevention of all injury would be nearly impossible.

One woman learned this the hard way when she was struck in the headwith a bat shard at a recent Boston Red Sox game. She was taken to the hospital with severe and life-threatening injuries.

So unfortunately, this woman will likely not be able to recover damages as a result of her injury. But did you know that flying objects are not the only thing that could injure you at a baseball game?

  • Food Poisoning: While food from a concession stand might be nostalgic, the quality may not always be the highest. Watch out for food that isn’t cooked properly, and if you start to feel sick after eating, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Fights and Riots: It’s not uncommon for fights to break out at sporting events. Don’t get involved, and try to move away from the commotion as quickly as possible.
  • Slip & Falls: Spilled drinks, uneven concrete, and many other hazards can lead to slip & fall injuries. Keep your eyes open and watch where you’re walking!

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If you’ve been injured at a sporting event, the premises liability and personal injury attorneys at Wagner Reese may be able to assist you in recovering the damages you deserve. Get more information and schedule a free consultation by calling (888) 204-8440.


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