Q: I was a spectator at a softball game and got hurt when the bleacher seat I was in collapsed.
I'm pretty sure it was defective. Who would I sue to pay my medical bills - the owner of the softball park or the maker of the bleacher?
A: Either or both. If the owner should have known,the owner. Hopefully you photograpthed the seat. Contact a member ofthe Maryland Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
A: You may have a claim against both. The softball park may however, if a park district or municipal run park, have protection from suit unless willful and wanton or gross negligence were shown, by your state's tort immunity law. Make sure to check that out with a local attorney. Otherwise, you would have a possible claim against the manufacturer, distributor, assembler, component part maker of the bleacher itself if it were negligently designed, made, failed to warn of dangers or assembled.
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