Hi, It’s Danny Karon, your Lovable Layer here with your quick shot of legal wellness. Today, I’m at the Indians vs. Cardinals game in downtown Cleveland and I wanted to talk a little bit about the law involving getting hit by a baseball and what you can expect if it happens to you in a Major League stadium or perhaps a Minor League stadium.
If you were walking down the street and something hit you in the head, it might be the fault of somebody else who threw something at you. But, if you’re in a baseball stadium, it tends to be your responsibility to keep yourself safe. The back of your ticket even says as much. There’s also what’s called the baseball rule that most U.S courts subscribe to which says it’s the fan’s job to keep himself or herself safe.
However, that doesn’t mean it’s always on you. There’s the possibility of the stadium also being equal if you can show there’s some negligence to ascribe to the stadium. For example, if the netting isn’t properly set up. If that’s the case, you can attribute some fault to the stadium and you might be able to get some compensation for what happened to you.
Generally speaking, though, if you’re hit by a baseball in a stadium, it tends to be your fault so keep that in mind and keep your eyes open. That’s today’s shot of baseball legal wellness. If you want to learn more, please subscribe, sign up for my e-newsletter, and follow me on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
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