North Carolina law states that property owners have a duty to guests to keep them reasonably safe from harm. This applies to private property owners as well as operators of large venues like sporting arenas. Just because a venue hosts hundreds or even thousands of people at a time does not imply that the people responsible for operating it exercise appropriate caution. If you were injured at a large venue due to what you believe may be a dangerous condition on the property that could have been warned against or fixed, then you may be entitled to compensation. At Burton Law Firm, our Raleigh premises liability attorney is prepared to help you assert your rights and receive the compensation you deserve from a negligent party.
In a recent claim, a plaintiff filed a lawsuit against the operators of a college baseball stadium alleging that she suffered serious injuries when her foot caught on a loose board causing her to fall. She stood up from her seat preparing to exit the bleachers when her foot caught, and she tumbled down the bleachers to the walkway below. She suffered permanent injuries stemming from a broken back. She lost consciousness at the time of the accident and therefore had little to no memory of what happened.
In response to her complaint, the defendant alleged that the plaintiff acted contributorily negligent at the time of the accident and that the allegedly defective bleacher board was not the direct or proximate cause of her injuries. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment on these grounds and the trial court granted it.