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Lawsuit against stadium for failure to provide safe premise

Thousands of Maryland residents attend events in stadiums every year. Due to the large amounts of people that are shuttled in and out of stadiums for events, it is important for stadium owners and operators to understand any safety risks that could be present. When there is a failure to provide safe premise, serious injuries can occur. Sadly, for one family in another state, they lost their loved one in an unfortunate and tragic slip-and-fall accident last year at a stadium.

The 36-year-old man had attended a National Football League Denver Broncos game in their Mile High Stadium prior to his accident. Apparently, he was in a stairwell when the accident occurred. He fell over the railing, suffered serious injuries and did not survive.

His family has chosen to sue the stadium and several food vendors within the stadium, seeking compensation for the man's lost wages, medical expenses and their lawyer fees. The man apparently had been drinking during the game. His blood alcohol level registered .171 during his autopsy. In this case, the state law where the stadium is located protects the vendors from liability for the man's drunkenness prior to the fall, but the lawsuit is attempting to use a different angle with the law to hold the vendors liable for the man's death. The family is accusing the stadium of having a safety risk with its stair railing that does not appear to be dangerous to attenders. 

Any loss of life is difficult, but learning it may have been prevented by safety precautions is understandably difficult to comprehend. Maryland personal injury attorneys can explain the process of a premise liability lawsuit to families of deceased victims. Attorneys can review the evidence collected in a case, and examine the environment for any evidence that there was a failure to provide safe premise.

Source:, "Family of man who fell to his death at Mile High sues stadium district", Krystyna Biassou and Marshall Zelinger, Oct. 26, 2017

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