March Madness Can Lead to Injury

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March Madness is here, are you ready? If you are like thousands of people across the country, you are putting your money down on brackets, passes to games and even airline tickets. March Madness is a favorite time of year for anyone who follows college basketball. While watching a game can be a good time, it can also be dangerous, especially when you choose to see a game in person. People are injured in stadiums frequently, and many of those accident are preventable. But what if they aren’t?

In order to prove an effective premise liability case, you have to prove one major thing: negligence. That negligence on behalf of the stadium owner is what is going to help you win your case. What does that mean for you? It means that you have something to prove.

Let’s say that you walk into the bathroom and the person before you spilled their beer. You slip and fall, landing squarely on your back. You are injured and seek medical treatment. Can you sue? You could, but chances are high that you wouldn’t win. There would be almost no way to prove that the stadium owner was negligent in this case. After all, they didn’t know someone spilled a beer in the bathroom.

On the other hand, let’s say that the stadium owner knows that there is a leak in a pipe in the bathroom. That leak causes the floor to be persistently wet, and that wetness is the reason you slipped and fell. If the owner took no steps to have the leak fixed within a reasonable frame of time or to warn people of the danger, you can prove that the owner was negligent. You stand a much better chance of winning your case.

No case is a guaranteed win, but if you can prove negligence, you stand a good chance of receiving compensation for your injuries. Call our team of personal injury attorneys and let us review your case at no cost to you. We are here to assist you today. Call now or browse our website for more information about our firm.

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