If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident at AT&T Stadium, call Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313 today.
Slip and fall accidents are all too common at stadiums and arenas throughout the United States. While the causes vary, there is no doubt that many of these accidents are the fault of property defects other premises liability issues. Today, we’d like to explain Texas law as it relates to a slip and fall accident in a sports arena—in particular, AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium).
Slip and fall accidents and premises liability.
Many people have preconceived notions when it comes to slip and fall accidents, and often place all the blame on the victim. While slip, trip and fall accidents can absolutely be caused by carelessness on the part of the visitor, to say that all slip & fall accidents are the victim’s fault is nonsense. There are many cases in which the stadium owner/manager may be legally liable for an injury caused by a “premises defect.” Some of the circumstances in which the fault may lie on the property owner include (but are certainly not limited to) the following:
- Dangerously uneven or slippery floors (even in the parking lot).
- Seats that broke due to being in a state of disrepair.
- Obstruction in the areas leading to the seating areas.
- Fall of a visitor due to lack of lighting.
- Lack of crowd control measures leading to trampling injuries.
- Failure of stadium staff to clean up spills (wet floors).
These are only a few examples of premises liability issues. Those who come to a stadium are owed, and expect, a certain level of safety. Depending on the type of visitor you are, you’re owed a very specific duty of care. The different types of visitors are: invitee, licensee, and trespasser.
You, as a customer, are considered to be an invitee. Basically, an invitee is someone who is on the property with the express (or implied) permission or invitation of the company, and who’s visit benefits both the company and the visitor. According to Texas premises liability law, a business owes the highest level of care towards an invitee. Essentially, the company must use “reasonable care” to make sure that all hazards are remedied in a timely manner, and must routinely carry out premises inspections in order to fix any issues which pose a risk of injury. If they fail to do so and someone is injured as a result, they may be held liable for all or part of the victim’s damages (losses).
If you have been injured as the result of an accident at the AT&T Stadium or any other sports arena in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, our firm may be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Don’t wonder any longer; call us for a free consultation! To speak with one of our experienced Dallas personal injury lawyers, fill out the email form on this page, or call our office directly at 1-877-405-4313.
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