At a high school football game, you might expect to cheer for your preferred team, get a few concessions and enjoy the evening. You probably don’t expect to leave the game with an injury, especially as a spectator. If you get hurt while watching a high school football game, you may need to consult with a personal injury lawyer in order to understand your rights.
Consider What Caused the Injury
If someone accidentally tripped you on the bleachers, then you might not have any recourse. If a fan of the opposing team purposely injured you, then you could have a case in a court of law. Poor maintenance of the bleachers, lack of lighting to see your way or another issue related to negligence could cause injury.
Find Out What the Facility’s Liability Is
If your injury is related to negligent maintenance of the facility, then you may need to inquire about the facility’s liability. Public high school football games may have different liability than at a private high school. If your injury was caused by another person, the facility may have no liability. An attorney would be able to provide you with more information about how injury liability works.
Determine Your Rights as a Spectator
It’s important to know what your rights are as a spectator at a sports event. In some cases, when you purchase a ticket, you might be waiving some of your rights. If you did not have a ticket to the game, you might even have fewer rights. In an altercation with other fans or security guards, the situation becomes even more complex.