A youth baseball league in Preston County is facing a lawsuit, brought on behalf of the estate of a man who died seven months after he allegedly fell off of the top row of bleachers at a little league baseball game.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the man’s estate, by the man’s wife. It names the town where the incident occurred, the town’s youth league, and the park where the incident occurred as defendants. Collectively, according to the complaint, the defendants own, operate, and conduct necessary maintenance to the field where the fall happened.
Specifically, the complaint states, the 66 year old man was seated on the top row of the bleachers during the course of a baseball game that he was attending. According to the complaint, at some point during the game, he attempted to avoid being hit by a foul ball, and fell as a result of unsafe conditions, including the absence of safety railings on the bleachers.
The complaint accuses the defendants of a failure to provide a safe place for people to sit, a failure to maintain the premises in a safe manner, a failure to conduct an inspection of the bleachers, a failure to warn of potential dangers, and finally a failure to correct the hazardous condition.
The complaint states that, as a result of his fall, the man suffered severely disabling injuries, which required him to seek medical treatment, resulted in him incurring pain and suffering, mental anguish, aggravation, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of ability to function, and lost wages. He reportedly died just seven months after the accident.
This case stems from the claims that the man was injured due to a failure of the defendants to maintain the property in a safe manner. This is referred to as a premises liability issue. The most common example of a premises liability issue is a slip and fall case, whereby a store is negligent in either failing to clean up a spill or place a “caution” sign in time, causing someone to slip, fall and hurt themselves.
If you are injured on another person’s property as a result of the property owner’s failure to take proper care of his or her property (such as by a failure to remove dangerous conditions responsible for causing the fall), then you may be entitled to receive compensation for the injuries and related losses sustained as a result of the fall. These types of accidents can happen on both public and private property.
In Maryland, slip and fall cases are not easy to win, but an experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to properly determine the strength of your case. These types of cases are extremely fact-specific. The owner of the property is responsible only if the owner knew of a dangerous condition that caused the injured person to fall, and failed to eliminate that dangerous condition. In some cases, the property owner can be held responsible even if the owner of the property did not know of the dangerous condition, but failed to properly monitor the condition of the property. Therefore, a thorough investigation into the accident is absolutely crucial because the condition of the property can be changed very quickly, potentially leading to a loss of crucial evidence.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a landowner’s negligent failure to maintain his or her property, contact the premises liability attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC today in order to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented many individuals who have been injured in slip and fall and other premises liability accidents. You can contact us through this website, or by calling our toll free number at 1-800-654-1949.
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