Fullerton, CA asked in Family Law for California

Q: My daughter fell and broke her leg during a softball game on fields that were not suitable to play on can i sue?

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Benjamin W Scott
Benjamin W Scott
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  • Woodland, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You can try to sue, but you will have some substantial hurdles to overcome. It's really going to depend on what you mean by "not suitable to play on." Whenever someone engages in a sporting event, it's understood that there are certain risks such as falling and breaking a leg. It's also understood that there will be imperfections in the softball field. It also depends on whether or not the owners of the field actually knew about the dangerous conditions, whether they performed reasonable maintenance and inspection, and whether they acted reasonably. For example, if several people had reported injuries because of the field conditions, the owners should have done something to fix the problem. If the owners never did anything to inspect or maintain the field, you might have a case. If you're still thinking about suing, you'll want to talk to a personal injury attorney and tell the attorney all of the facts. Many personal injury attorneys will not charge you for the initial consultation.

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