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Summer Safety: Injuries Caused by Foul Balls at Baseball Games

Summertime signals the heat of baseball season for dedicated sports fans and casual attendees alike. Many baseball spectators bring along a glove in the hopes of catching a foul ball. The excitement of a baseball being hit into the audience can be a fun part of going to a game, as everyone in the section tries to be the lucky fan who catches it. Sometimes fans are not so lucky — although not very common, enjoying America’s pastime does present the unexpected danger of being hit with a foul ball and sustaining an injury.

One of the most damaging potential risks of being hit with a foul ball is the possibility of sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe, but at any level, this type of injury can impact a victim’s mental functionality.

Most baseball fields have nets in front of the stands to prevent such incidents, but there are some facilities that do not provide adequate barriers to injury. A foul ball travels very fast, and one that does manage to make contact with a fan can cause severe injury. Attending a sporting event does present a known risk of injury — most guests are aware that getting hit with a ball is a possibility, so there is some assumption of risk. However, examples of negligence (such as a lack of fencing, or misconduct by a player) could be the basis of a personal injury case. Someone who is injured at a baseball game could receive compensation for their medical bills and other injury-related expenses if it is concluded that proper protections were not constructed, or that a person contributed to their harm.

An experienced attorney can evaluate if the circumstances of your injury qualify as an example of negligence. Contact Goodman Acker P.C. — our lawyers can analyze your case to determine if negligence did contribute to your injury, and provide dedicated representation following an incident.

At Goodman Acker P.C., we dedicate our practice to helping injury victims financially recover from accidents caused by the negligence of others. Call (248) 793-2010 or contact us online to discuss your injury case during a free consultation with our team of attorneys.