Take me out to the ball game

Family outings to baseball games are typically carefree days of outdoor fun. But what happens if a foul ball flies into the stands and knocks you or a loved one on the top of the head or directly in the face? The damage could be anywhere from painful to permanent.

Next time you have baseball tickets, proceed with caution because Michigan has adopted a rule of “limited duty” in regard to spectator injuries at baseball games. This provision frees stadium owners from liability for any objects leaving the playing field and causing injury to spectators, providing safety screening is in place behind home plate and protected seat are available. In addition, stadium owners have no duty to warn spectators of dangerous projectiles, as baseball spectators are generally aware of this risk.

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