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I broke my ankle during a baseball game in Philadelphia when my foot got caught in a large hole covered by grass. Can I bring a lawsuit to recover for my bills and lost wages?

 

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Absent any statute of limitations issues or unless the responsible party is a government agency like the City of Philadelphia, you will probably be able to bring a claim for your injuries. It is important that you speak to a lawyer to discuss the specific facts of the case and get advice on how to proceed.

Sports associations, schools, and field maintenance companies could potentially be liable in this situation for failing to inspect the field for hidden dangers. Having pictures of the defect or eyewitness testimony may be important in the case.

If the responsible party is a government agency, like the City of Philadelphia, there are specific notice requirements that must be met to preserve the claim. Specifically, within 180 days of the incident, you must give notice to the appropriate government agency. That notice must include specific information and failure to file it may bar your claim.

Sports accidents can result in serious injuries and having a reputable, knowledgeable sports accident lawyer will be important to obtaining a full recovery.

Related Legal Article: Sports Accidents - Negligence on the Playing Field

If you'd like to speak to one of our Pennsylvania and New Jersey sports accident lawyers, call 877.944.8396 for a free, no obligation consultation. We've handled many sporting accident cases and achieved great results for our clients.

*Disclaimer: This website does not provide any legal advice or create any attorney-client relationship. Each case is unique and requires review by a qualified attorney. Discussion of any prior outcomes or results is no guarantee of the same or similar outcome in current or future cases.

Published: May 12, 2012


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