Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo
Call Us Today For A FREE Consultation 888-854-6895
Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo personal injury workers' compensation

Pennsylvania case of being injured on someone else's property

The decision for the defendants in a case where a person was injured on someone else's property has been upheld by the state court after an appeal was made by the plaintiff on the original decision. The original decision was handed down in a trial in the Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court. This case of being injured on someone else's property granted that athletic sponsors of youth leagues are not to be held liable by spectators who are injured at sporting events.

The plaintiffs, a couple who had attended a local youth league baseball game, were seeking to file suit against the teams who were playing the game they attended. An overthrown ball hit the wife in the face at a point not long after the game began. According to a report, there were no bleachers where the family could sit to watch the game, and they had to sit on blankets along the side of the field. They wanted the no duty rule to be thrown out in their particular case, as they say it should not apply to an event where tickets were not sold and where there was no spectator protection such as a fence or net to provide safety to fans.

The defendant claimed that it is usual and should be expected for baseballs to be wildly thrown or hit during the game, and no warning on their part should have been required. The judge reiterated that the plaintiffs should have known the risk of injury upon attending the baseball game. He also said that they had no witnesses with expertise in liability to support their claim, making their no duty rule request unsubstantiated.

For Pennsylvania residents who have been served with a suit after being injured on someone else's property or have a suit to file, there are options on how to handle such a case. The victim could be either a plaintiff or a defendant and has rights to a defense under the law. Conducting research into the specifics of a case may be required to ensure the best defense possible.

Source: The Pennsylvania Record, Youth baseball league not liable for facial injuries from errant ball, Pa. Superior Court panel rules, Jon Campisi, Jan. 6, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
get your free consultation

Take The First Step To Protecting Your Rights Get Your FREE Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

map-image map-image map-image map-image

Bethlehem Office
2851 Baglyos Circle, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Toll Free: 888-854-6895
Phone: 610-295-5321
Fax: 610-332-2722
Bethlehem Law Office Map

Allentown Office
801 Hamilton Street, 5th Floor
Allentown, PA 18101

Toll Free: 888-854-6895
Phone: 610-295-5321
Allentown Law Office Map

Whitehall Office
352 5th Street, Suite C
Whitehall, PA 18052

Toll Free: 888-854-6895
Phone: 610-295-5321
Whitehall Law Office Map

Stroudsburg Office
706 Monroe St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Stroudsburg Law Office Map

Call Us Today For A
Free Consultation