Sporting events aren’t often thought of as places of potential injury for spectators. However, according to a recent www.boston.com article, an incident involving a race car and a group of onlookers ended in personal injury when the race car driver lost control of his vehicle and landed in the pit area where spectators were present. While the unpredictability of some events such as race car driving lends itself to an increased probability of injury occurring, that injury is never expected to befall spectators like this one did. Reportedly, only two men were hurt during the crash, with the most serious injury being a broken leg. Both men were expected to fully recover.
When we enter another person’s home, a place of business, or a public venue, such as a race track, we assume liability for injuries that we accidentally cause on our own, but we are certainly not liable for injuries that result from another person’s negligence. Property owners are responsible for ensuring the safety of their visitors, and for reasonably making those visitors aware of any potential hazards that may cause them injury during their visit. In the event that a property owner is found to have been negligent in properly safeguarding the safety of guests, that property owner may be held liable for damages resulting from injuries sustained, particularly those damages associated with the costs of medical treatment, and sometimes even including wages lost as a result of injuries.
At Tenn And Tenn, P.A, our New Hampshire premises liability lawyers will examine the circumstances under which you sustained an injury, and help determine whether or not a negligent property owner failed to reasonably protect you from potential hazards. If you have been injured and you believe the premises owner is at least partially to blame, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Manchester personal injury attorney at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. For more information and a free consultation of your New Hampshire premises liability case, please call us today at (888) 332-5855