Injuries at Professional Sporting Events

Were You Injured at a Pittsburgh Sporting Event?

Our Personal Injury Firm Protects Those Injured at Professional Sporting Events

Pittsburgh is the home to many sports teams — the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, and the increasingly popular Steel City Roller Derby. There’s something for every sports fan in our city, and we hope everyone takes full advantage of it. Visiting stadiums, ballparks, rinks, and other sporting venues are commonplace for sports fans, but can also end up being extremely dangerous in the wrong circumstances.

Should the venue owners fail to follow proper safety standards, you may end up suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligence. In a case like this, you should always consult with a personal injury law firm. The Pittsburgh law firm of DeRiso, DeRiso & Suher have 50 combined years of experience with personal injury cases and fight for the rights of those injured due to the carelessness of others. Contact us as soon as possible to tell us about your case.

Sporting Event Accidents and Injuries

When you attend a sporting event, you typically attend under the legal term called “assumption of risk.” This means that just by going, you are aware there are certain dangers, like foul balls, hockey pucks, or things like that. Sometimes there is even small print on the ticket.

However, sports stadiums and venues still owe you a duty of care, just like any other public place.

Accidents that can occur at Pittsburgh sporting events include:

  • Assaults
  • Inadequate security
  • Poorly maintained stairs or handrails
  • Malfunctioning escalators
  • Slip and falls
  • Improper lighting
  • Lack of crowd control
  • Parking lot injuries/pedestrian accidents
  • Dram shop liability (continuing to serve alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons)

If you suffer injury or are involved in an accident from carelessness or negligence at a sporting event, you may have grounds for a personal injury case. Talk to a personal injury lawyer about your accident to find out more about your options.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Personal Injury Law Firm Today

The personal injury attorneys at DeRiso, DeRiso & Suher are ready to provide experienced and effective representation in and out of the courtroom. Contact us at (724) 510-7733 to schedule a free initial consultation.