Many Kentucky residents enjoy attending football games. Although many know about injuries that football players can face, those who are attending the games also face risks. There are several injuries a person can face when they attend a sporting event.
One unexpected way a person can be injured while attending a sporting event is by using the escalator. A person can fall while using the escalator and be seriously injured or even killed. Weather is another factor in fans getting injured. When it is very hot out, a person can be burned by their seat. Or, when the weather is cold, there is a risk of being hit by falling ice. Finally, other fans at a game can be a risk. They can start fights, hit pedestrians or cause other dangerous conditions.
If a person has been injured at a sporting event, they can feel embarrassed. However, many of these accidents are due to no fault of the injured victim. Rather, they are the result of negligence on behalf of the property owner, manager or team. When a person is injured in a place due to no fault of their own they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
When a person attends a fun event, like a football game, the last thing they think is going to happen is that they will get injured. Although these injuries are rare, they sometimes occur when a property owner is negligent in the upkeep of the stadium and surrounding grounds. An attorney can review the circumstances surrounding the injury to help determine if the property owner is at fault for the injury. They can hold the owner accountable in a premise liability lawsuit, if appropriate.