Slip and Falls at Stadiums
Many people in New Jersey attend sporting events and concerts each year. Slip and falls at sporting events can occur due to a variety of hazards. When someone is injured at a stadium or arena, they must prove that the property owner was negligent under premises liability law.
Stadium owners may be held liable if someone is injured on their property due to their negligence. Many include a waiver on all tickets stating that spectators assume the risk of getting hurt by attending such an event. Although this may be enough to protect the owner in some instances, there are also certain accident scenarios that may give rise to liability.
Property owners always have a duty to maintain the safety of their property. They must take reasonable care to ensure that invitees, such as customers, are not injured on their property. Therefore, all structures must be in good repair and all spills must be cleaned up promptly.
To prevail in a premises liability case against a stadium owner, one must prove that the stadium owner was negligent. Therefore, if someone slips and falls due to a slippery floor, he or she must be able to prove that the floor was unreasonably slippery and that the owner, who either knew or should have known about the problem, did not take reasonable measures to fix it.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slippery floors are not the only cause of slip and fall accidents at stadiums. At the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr, we have seen slip and fall accidents caused by many different hazards, including:
- Dangerous or defective stairways and handrails
- Defective elevators, escalators, and moving walkways
- Icy walkways
- Inadequate or broken lighting
- Lack of warnings around construction areas
- Potholes in parking lots
- Trash in the walkways
- Uneven walking surfaces
Slip and Fall Injuries
A slip and fall accident can result in various injuries ranging from minor to severe. Some of the most common types of injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents include:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Hip fractures
- Neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sprains and fractures
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Statute of Limitations
It is important to pay attention to the statute of limitations, so you do not lose your right to file a lawsuit. In New Jersey, you must file suit against the stadium owner within two years of the incident.
Piscataway Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr Advocate for Those Injured at Stadiums
If you sustained injuries from a slip and fall at a stadium, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Contact a Piscataway slip and fall accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr. We have over 40 years of experience representing clients throughout central New Jersey, including Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Somerset. Contact us online or call us at 732-537-8570 for a free consultation.