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Foul Ball Hits Boy at Dodger Stadium – Stadium Injury Attorneys


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An 8-year-old boy was injured after being hit by a foul ball during a game at Dodger Stadium between the Dodgers and the Reds. According to reports, Dodgers shortstop Mookie Betts hit a foul ball into the crowd behind the home plate in the fourth inning; the ball hit the boy, who has been identified as Nathan Sanchez, in the right eye. The boy and his family were sitting mid-level between the home plate and first base when the incident occurred.

Stadium security and medical personnel quickly arrived to the seating section to check up on the boy. Shortly after, Nathan and his family were cleared to return to their seats. Staff gave the boy stickers and a button; someone from the crowd got the baseball that hit him and gave it to the boy. However, the boy’s parents expected more, “at least a signature” on the baseball that hit him, they stated.

Although many may argue that being hit by foul balls is simply a risk that comes with attending a game, the truth is that baseball stadiums could be held responsible for injuries sustained due to foul balls and even broken bats that are sent into crowds. In fact, fan injuries were once so common that the MLB required protective netting at their ballparks to increase fan safety. According to a 2019 report, from 2012 to 2019, there were about 800 fan injuries per year caused by foul balls.

If you or a member of your family sustained injuries after being hit by a foul ball during a Dodger game, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you and your family after being hit by a baseball during a game, contact the experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Our lawyers are more than ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to fight for your rights.

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Possible Injuries Caused by Foul Balls

Foul balls traveling at high speeds can pose a significant risk to baseball fans on the stands. Being hit by a ball can result in some of the following injuries:

  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Ocular injuries (eye injuries)
  • Facial fractures
  • Broken nose, broken teeth, and broken jaw
  • Internal injuries
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Bruising
Can I File a Lawsuit?

Yes, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. Since the risk of being hit by a baseball is so significant, the owners of baseball stadiums have a duty to install netting in high-risk areas to ultimately reduce injuries. When owners/operators fail to do this, then they can be liable for any harm resulting from these incidents. Even if there was some netting, it is possible that the netting was misplaced, not covering the right area, or even defective. Whatever the case, it is the stadium owner/operator could be liable.

For incidents at the Dodger Stadium, Guggenheim Baseball Management and the Los Angeles Dodgers (the owners and operators respectively) could be held liable and could be sued. For more information about your right to file a lawsuit after being hit by a foul ball, contact the experts here at our law firm at your earliest convenience.

Can I Recover Compensation?

Yes, you could be entitled to receive compensation. Although every claim is different, you could potentially be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal fees

Here at our law firm, our team fully committed to helping you recover the highest payout available for your claim. Whether we have to negotiate a settlement or take your claim to trial to reach a verdict, you can trust that our team is ready to go above it all to get you the recovery that you are owed.

How much can I receive? Based on the details surrounding your claim, your claim could be worth anywhere from $50,000 to $500,000 – or even more. For more information about the possible value of your claim, contact us today.

What Should I Do?

Consider some of the following recommendations:

  • Take photos of any visible injuries
  • Seek medical care as soon as possible
  • Report the incident to the appropriate parties
  • Request a copy of your report
  • Gather all relevant medical records
  • If appropriate, gather records of lost income
  • Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
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How Long Do I Have to Sue?

All claims are subject to a statute of limitations, or a deadline to sue. This determines the time that claimants have to pursue their claims. If claimants do not file their claims on time, they can lose their right to sue entirely. In general, personal injury claims are subject to a two-year statue of limitations, meaning that claimants only have two years to file their claims. For more information about the total time that you have to file your lawsuit, contact us today.

Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today

Injuries at baseball stadiums have become very common. In addition to being hit by foul balls and broken bats, baseball fans can potentially suffer other personal injury accidents, like slip and falls, trip and falls, and more. If you were injured at the Dodger Stadium, you could have the right to sue. Our team here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group is ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to fight for your rights and recover the compensation that you are owed. If you are ready to speak with our lawyers, contact us today.

Free Case Evaluations: our team offers both free consultations and free second opinions. Whether you are looking to begin or continue your claim, you can trust that our team will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim.

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