The owners and managers of stadiums, arenas, and other special events facilities have a basic responsibility to keep their grounds and buildings well-maintained and safe. If a stadium’s facilities are not inspected and repaired as needed, guests and attendees may be severely injured in otherwise preventable accidents. In some cases, these injuries can result in a number of devastating damages, including long-term disability, enormous medical bills, and the frustrating loss of wages during recovery.
Negligence and Stadium Injuries
During special events at stadiums and other arenas, the properties’ managers must do everything possible to prevent accident from occurring. Even if property repairs cannot be made in time, owners must take steps to block guests from these areas or at least inform them of the danger. Unfortunately, the following are common causes of stadium accidents:
- Unstable railings
- Damaged stairs or escalators
- Hazardous slicks in major walkways
- Open electrical sources
- Unmarked steps or changes in elevation
- Lack of ramps for uneven ground
- Lack of proper barriers to prevent elevated falls
These kinds of dangerous property issues should be promptly addressed when discovered. If a property owner or manager fails to do so, they may endanger their guests. However, guests injured because of unsafe stadium grounds may be entitled to pursue compensation against the careless or irresponsible property owner at fault.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a stadium accident, the property manager may be obligated to cover your injury costs and related damages. For a free consultation regarding the steps associated with filing a personal injury claim, contact a knowledgeable property liability attorney from Stepleton Dugan, LLC, at 513-321-7733 today.