When an individual is fatally injured on property that is own by another party, the situation could be considered quite serious. The cause of the death will likely be explored to determine whether a condition on the property itself may have contributed to the injuries due to being unsafe or not having proper warnings of potential risks in the area. If a family loses a loved one in a such an accident, they may wish to determine whether filing a premises liability claim may be appropriate.
It was recently reported that a Georgia man was killed while attending a baseball game in Atlanta. Reports stated that the 60-year-old fan fell from an upper seating area and landed on a concrete walkway in front of another section of seats. Medical staff performed CPR on the man before he was transported from the scene.
The man later succumbed to the injuries he suffered. Authorities are investigating, but at the time of the report, they did not suspect any foul play. Representatives for the Atlanta Braves released a statement expressing the team’s sadness over the loss of the long-time fan. This situation was not the first fan-related death at Turner Field as another individual committed suicide by jumping from an upper deck while attending a game in 2013.
The family of the Georgia man is surely devastated by the sudden loss of their loved one. Because it is unclear at this time what may have caused the man to fall, the family will likely be interested in the outcome of the official investigation. If they feel it could be right for them, they may wish to file a premises liability claim against the parties considered responsible for the property. This type of claim could potentially allow them to seek compensation for funeral costs and other monetary damages resulting from the accident.
Source: CNN, “Atlanta Braves fan dies after falling from upper deck at Turner Field“, Steve Almasy and Holly Yan, Aug. 31, 2015