Premises Liability Lawyer
A Premises Liability Lawyer from Royce Injury Attorneys, LLC knows that accidents can happen virtually anywhere, whether that be in a residence, gym, workplace, museum, or hospital. Here we have provided prospective clients with a strong example of what premises liability looks like, in the form of a tennis accident:
Failing To Use Reasonable Care
There are obviously risks associated with visiting any property, and participating in sports such as tennis is no exception. We are not talking about the natural injuries that may affect knees, elbows, shoulders, back, those caused by overuse, existing weakness, or previous injuries. Here we talk about injuries that are a result of the tennis club not exercising reasonable care in taking care of its patrons.
What is Reasonable Care?
As your Lawyer for Premises Liability cases may tell you, reasonable care is defined as “the degree of concern and caution a reasonable person or business takes to operate a facility that is consistent with that of another similar facility.” A tennis club is responsible for keeping its courts safe for its members and guests to use without worrying about getting injured as a result of a condition present on the court.
Claims as a result of an injury on a tennis court usually pertain to slip and fall or premises liability. If you have suffered injuries on a tennis court as a result of the negligence of the club to maintain the courts, it is important to speak with a Premises Liability Lawyer at Royce Injury Attorneys, LLC to discuss the particulars of your case. We can determine if you may have a case against the tennis club.
It is important to note that the tennis club is not liable for all injuries that a player may suffer while using their courts. There are obvious risks inherent to playing tennis that players assume, and they cannot sue the club for injuries that occur as a result of these risks. Also, if the player is guilty of contributory negligence (the injury was a result of their own negligence), their chances of being awarded recovery are slim. During a consultation with a Premises Liability Lawyer, the following elements will be evaluated:
- The player’s own contributory negligence
- The player’s awareness of the danger
- The cause of the injury
- The seriousness of the injury versus the cost of fixing the defect
- Was the danger known by the club and did nothing about it?
- Were there any other accidents because of this danger?
When a Tennis Player Can Possibly Sue a Club:
- Slipping and falling as a result of leaves, stones, or other debris left on the court by the tennis club
- Tripping on a crack or seam on the court that the club knew about but had failed to repair
- Retrieving a ball and catching a ring on a girder on an indoor court
When a Tennis Player Cannot Sue a Tennis Club:
- Injuries as a result of falling while chasing a ball
- Slipping on a wet court where it had recently rained
- Chasing a ball and running into a wall
- Falling over balls that are left on the court by the players who were aware of their location
When to Seek Legal Assistance
We can evaluate your injuries and determine the extent of negligence on the part of the property managers, in addition to the strength of your case if you choose to move forward. If you suffered injuries on a tennis court or another property and you believe another party is responsible, contact a Lawyer for Premises Liability at Royce Injury Attorneys, LLC today.