Rochester Bleacher Accidents
Jed Dietrich, Esq., and His Team of Committed Bleacher Accident Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Tirelessly Advocate for Individuals Injured in Bleacher Accidents in Rochester, New York.
From the Rochester Red Wings to the Rochester Razorsharks, Rochester, New York, is home to countless professional sports teams. If you have ever attended a sporting event in Rochester, you might have given more thought to how uncomfortable it is to sit on a metal seat for several hours than to the potential of being injured by your seating accommodations—if you spent any time considering your seating at all, that is.
If that sounds like you, you are probably not alone. Most guests who attend sporting events likely pay little attention to their seats—and why would they? The action is in front of them, not under them. Bleachers, whose modern ancestors date back roughly two and a half centuries, were originally made of wood. Like many of today’s bleachers, the original wooden bleachers were not shielded from the sun and would become “sun-bleached,” resulting in the name “bleachers.”
Fortunately, you can rest assured that there are regulations to keep you safe while you are cheering on your home team. Per New York State law, the Department of Labor’s Engineering Services Unit must approve applications for bleachers that seat three hundred or more people.
Despite the enforcement of regulations, accidents—and injuries—involving bleachers do occur: Over 19,000 people visit emergency rooms due to bleacher accident injuries each year in the United States, and of those injured, more than a quarter are children aged fifteen and younger. Parents and guardians are responsible for looking after their children. Nonetheless, bleachers should be safe for use by all guests, no matter their age or ability.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bleacher accident, you are likely feeling caught off-guard and desperate for recourse. Our team of top-tier personal injury attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. wants to assure you that your feelings are justified and help you navigate your case with compassion and expertise.
Jed Dietrich, Esq., has been successfully representing individuals in personal injury cases for nearly a quarter of a century. He has adeptly advocated for clients in slip and trip and fall cases throughout Western New York, including those injured in bleacher accidents. Through his unwavering advocacy, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has acquired over $175 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients over the course of his career.
Jed Dietrich, Esq., has been recognized as a Best of the Best Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney and one of the 10 Best Attorneys by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. Distinguished Justice Advocates has also recognized him as among the top one percent of attorneys in America.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bleacher accident in Rochester, New York, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today by calling 585-939-3939 or visiting us online for a free consultation. Our team of bleacher accident attorneys in Rochester, New York, is prepared to advocate for you. We will never charge you until we have obtained a judgment in your favor. Our office is open 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.Bleacher Accident Causes
Of the more than 19,000 bleacher accidents seen by America’s emergency rooms annually, over 6,000 involve individuals who fell from or through the bleachers. While caution is warranted when getting to and from one’s seat, when a bleacher-related injury occurs, it is important to determine whether the accident was due to an error in construction, maintenance, or both.
Ultimately, the owner of the property on which the faulty bleacher is situated is responsible for ensuring the bleacher is safe for its intended purpose—which is to seat guests without collapsing or inviting a fall! So, what are some common culprits of bleacher accidents?
- Poor Construction: Poorly constructed bleachers can lead to collapse. Such an event can be catastrophic, injuring and potentially killing those seated on the faulty bleachers. Improper construction can result from an inexperienced installation crew. Examples include loose bolts and nuts, rusted or otherwise damaged components, and structures that are not securely anchored to the ground.
- Lack of Routine Inspection: Bleachers—especially those that are outdoors and exposed to the elements—experience a good deal of wear and tear. Regular inspections should be performed by a licensed, third-party bleacher design expert to ensure the bleacher is structurally sound and to correct any existing damage.
- Absence of Rails: While some facility owners decide to back their bleachers with chain-link fences, such fences lack the structural integrity to provide adequate fortification, and, over time, they wear out rather easily. Instead of chain-link fences, bleachers should be outfitted with sturdy handrails on either side and guardrails on the rear. Not only do these provide reinforcement, but they also enable guests to steady themselves and prevent falls as they get to and from their seats.
Regardless of the details, being injured in a bleacher accident is distressing. If you have sustained an injury due to someone else’s negligence, our team of top rated Rochester bleacher accident attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are here to assist you. Call us at 585-939-3939 or visit us online for a free consultation. Remember, we will never charge you a fee until we have won your case.
HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE BEEN INJURED IN A BLEACHER ACCIDENT IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK?
CONTACT JED DIETRICH, ESQ., AND HIS COMMITTED TEAM OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, BLEACHER ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS AT 585-939-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do not charge you until we WIN for you!