The return of the St. Louis Cardinals is greatly anticipated in our region. Busch Stadium will be buzzing when the Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds next week. Going to the ballpark can be a great experience, but like many other tourist attractions, fans must be aware of their surroundings. Also, despite genuine safety measures, accidents still occur.
What is a fan to do if he or she is injured at the ball game? This post will offer some helpful tips.
Get help immediately – This is especially important if you are in a vulnerable position and cannot move under your own power. Also, you may need to be transported to a safe area to receive medical attention.
Report the injury to stadium personnel – Even if the injury is minor (i.e. a twisted ankle, scrape or burn), it is important to tell authorities about the accident so that they can maintain a report.
Get names and contact information from witnesses – Observers are very important in corroborating your story.
Take pictures – Cell phone cameras are everywhere, and they are sharp enough to capture all the necessary details to chronicle the event.
Do not admit fault – In the same vein as car accident protocol, it is not necessary (or advisable) to admit fault.
Write things down – Write down as much as you can remember. Memories can fade quickly (or be distorted) as time passes from the time of the accident. So the sooner you can write things down, the better.
Contact an attorney – An experienced personal injury attorney can advise you of right to compensation for your injuries.
Source: STLToday.com, What to eat, drink and see at Busch Stadium, April 4, 2013