Accidents at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a downtown Atlanta landmark, is where fans in Georgia go to support Falcons football and Atlanta United soccer. Fewer things are more American than going to a game and cheering on your team, and stadiums are places where fun, not catastrophe, is anticipated. Unfortunately, serious injury or even death can befall fans at football stadiums and other sports arenas such as Turner Field.
Fans may slip and fall on wet or improperly maintained floors, be injured by an elevator or escalator, tumble over guardrails in upper level seating areas, or sustain another kind of injury. Many such injuries and even deaths occur each year at sports arenas in the United States. If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, it is important to contact an experienced attorney right away. Personal injury and wrongful death suits are complex and fact-specific. Consulting a lawyer will likely increase your chances of receiving maximum compensation for your injuries.
Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer for Mercedes-Benz Stadium Accidents
The Balams Firm has been fighting for maximum compensation for personal injury victims throughout Atlanta and the surrounding areas in Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Duluth, East Point, Norcross, Forest Park, Smyrna, Riverdale, Milton, Decatur, and College Park. We have also represented clients elsewhere in Fulton County, Cobb County, Gwinnett County, Clayton County and DeKalb County.
After years representing victims of many different kinds of accidents, we have the skill, knowledge and experience necessary to develop the best strategy for your particular case. Timing can mean all the difference, so don’t hesitate. Call The Balams Firm at (404) 445-2005 today and your first consultation is free.
Overview of Football Stadium Accident Law in Georgia
- Legal Standards for Mercedes-Benz Stadium Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation for Employees Injured at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- Additional Resources
Legal Standards for Mercedes-Benz Stadium Accidents
If you or a loved one were injured or killed attending Mercedes-Benz Stadium as a visitor, your case falls under what is known as premises liability. Owners of commercial establishments must make sure that visitors to their properties are protected from foreseeable dangers on-site. If they locate a hazard, it is the property owner’s duty to remove it promptly or notify visitors of it.
Most personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are judged by a legal standard called negligence. Under negligence, a building owner is liable if they owed a “duty” to you and “breached” the duty by taking, or failing to take, certain actions that caused an injury or death. For example, if a recently-mopped floor trafficked by pedestrians was not marked by a caution sign and someone fell and hurt themselves, the owner of the premises might be held liable for that person’s injuries. Since applying the negligence standard to each unique case requires specialized legal know-how, it is crucial to consult an experienced lawyer to help prepare an effective legal strategy for your particular circumstances.
Personal injury and wrongful death suits are also time-sensitive and if you too long you will be unable to recover damages. Georgia’s statute of limitations provides 2 years in which to file a lawsuit. Preparation of suits is time-consuming, so you should not hesitate to call us at (404) 445-2005 for a free consultation right away.
Workers’ Compensation for Employees Injured at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
If you were injured during the construction or operation of Mercedes-Benz stadium, you may have workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury claim, or both. Workers’ compensation is an accident insurance program paid for by employers that is intended to avoid litigation.
You must typically file a claim with your company within 30 days or risk losing your compensation. Sometimes benefits are denied by negligent employers, but you can hire an experienced attorney to assist you in recovering the full amount you are owed. Damages can include coverage of medical bills, lost wages, future earning capacity, and costs of any permanent disability.
“Scaffolding falls on worker at new Atlanta Falcons site”, Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Article about a worker who was seriously injured and later died after a construction accident at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. A multi-million dollar lawsuit was later filed. See also the follow-up articles about what happened with the case.
National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security – The NCS4 at the University of Mississippi investigates injuries and deaths at sports arenas. They try to learn about what can go wrong and develop best practices to increase safety. You can visit the site to learn more about accidents at sports arenas.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Accident Attorney in Atlanta, GA
The Balams Firm has experience representing clients throughout the greater Atlanta metropolitan area and other parts of Georgia in many kinds of cases involving injury or death. We have the skill and knowledge necessary to formulate the most aggressive strategy for your unique situation.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed at Mercedes-Benz stadium, don’t wait. Timing is often critical. Call us today at (404) 445-2005 for a free consultation and together we can fight for the full compensation you deserve.