Dodger Stadium Accident: Woman Hit By Foul Ball At Dodger Stadium In Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (June 24, 2019) – A woman was hit in the head by a foul ball at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers were playing the Colorado Rockies when Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger went to the plate.
Cody Bellinger hit a foul ball that struck the girl in the head. He checked on the girl it between innings, but she was later taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
This accident happened not long after a 79-year-old woman tragically died after being hit in the head by a foul ball. A number of people have been pressuring the Dodger’s to put up additional netting to prevent these sorts of accidents.
An investigation into the accident at Dodger Stadium remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Foul Ball Accidents
Companies have a legal responsibility to take measures to prevent accidents. According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.” This includes taking measures to make sure fans are protected at sporting events.
Foul balls going into the crowd are a predictable occurrence. This is why a number of stadiums have announced that they are expanding protective netting to help keep guests safe. Even the Dodger stadium has expanded it’s netting for the 2018 season after fans were getting pelted by foul balls. If a baseball stadium fails to put up enough netting to help keep fans safe they could face civil liability in the event of an accident.
Victims that suffer head injuries often don’t realize the extent of the damage until months later. Here are just a few of the symptoms of a serious brain injury:
- Loss of consciousness
- Problems with speech
- Difficulty speaking
Any victim that is hit by a foul ball at a baseball game may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A premises liability attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Foul Ball Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the woman that was injured in this accident at Dodger Stadium. It is our sincere hope that stadium officials will expand their netting to help keep guests safe. These types of accidents are predictable and preventable. No one should have to show up to a baseball game in fear of their life or safety.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in an accident at the Dodger Stadium you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financials support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.