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ARTICLE ID 189930

$________ Premises Liability – Hazardous Premises – Plaintiff walking outside a fenced baseball field is struck in the head with a bat – Failure to provide spectators with a safe place to travel on foot – Skull fracture.

Montgomery County, PA

In this negligence action, the plaintiff suffered a skull fracture when she was hit by a baseball bat while walking by a baseball field. The plaintiff sued the child who swung the bat, the coach and the association who owned the field where the game was being played. The defendants all denied being negligent and maintained that it was freak accident that occurred in the absence of negligence.

On June 8, ________, the female minor was walking outside of a fenced portion of the property reserved for little league baseball when she was struck in the head by a bat that had been swung by the defendant baseball player who was being coached by the defendant adult while playing baseball for the defendant league. The plaintiff claimed that the child playing baseball was negligent in swinging his baseball bat without care for the plaintiff and failing to safely swing his bat. The plaintiff maintained that the defendant coach was negligent in failing to properly supervise his players and failing to properly instruct his players on properly swinging a bat within the baseball field.

The plaintiff maintained that the defendant association was negligent in failing to provide a proper place for players to warm up, failing to properly train coaches and failing to provide spectators with a safe place to travel on foot. As a result of the incident the plaintiff suffered fractured skull. All of the defendants denied all liability.The parties settled their dispute for $________.

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