SUPER BOWL 54 AND STADIUM SAFETY
Super Bowl 54 is expected to host over 60 thousand fans, with thousands of service providers working behind stage to make sure one of the greatest sporting events of the year makes for a memorable moment. But how important is it to remember to stay safe? Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will be the site of Super Bowl 54 and its facilities and service providers must meet strict safety standards guided by the Florida Department of Agriculture, which has given the stadium the green light for service food and beverage provision during the event. However, the same law does not apply to food trucks & restaurants, which are inspected by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Public business operators that provide access to their public premises owe a duty through premises liability to provide safe environments & security in & around the establishment. This includes safe walking surfaces, installations & food service providers. In this case, Hard Rock Stadium owes a duty to attendees and workers alike by making sure parking lots, ramps, stairs and exits pose not risk of injury, damages or losses during events such as Super Bowl 54 in Miami-Gardens. Hard Rock Stadium and Super Bowl 54 is just one mere example of the magnitude of safety precautions visitors and fans must take when attending a sports venue or stadiums used for other forms of entertainment. Stadium accidents are quite common; stemming from areas such as slip and fall, food poisoning, or injuries from a structural collapse for example. Ramps, steps and aisle space are common places for stadium accidents as those that have consumed an over excessive amount of beer may find it hard to keep their balance. Intoxication from beverages sold at stadium concession stands can be justifiably questions if the staff member negligently served an obviously intoxicated fans more alcohol. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm understands slip and falls in stadiums and entertainment venues. Slippery steps can lead to accidents that result in injuries that can be the result of negligence. Food poisoning from eating contaminated substances can lead to serious illness and injury in a stadium; especially while on sloped and narrow steps or ramps. Falling while intoxicated can lead to fractures and other injuries. Food and beverage business operators are obliged to meet strict controls to guarantee the foods they sell is safe to consume. Failure to meet health safety standards that cause injury or losses may justify an accident claim for compensation. The Perazzo Law Firm staff and attorney strive to provide the best possible legal advice to help sport stadium visitors stay safe and know what to do if hurt or injured in a stadium. In Miami, stadium accidents can result from many factors. Some may include:
- Faulty infrastructure
- Lack of proper maintenance
- Third party negligence
- Poor business practices
- And more.
Slipping and falling in stadiums can easily occur inside bathroom facilities as wet surfaces are common and slippery. Stadium operators must provide personnel to help keep walking surfaces dry and hazard-free. Steps, stairs and ramps can easily become soiled from spilled liquids or foods such as cheddar cheese or salsas. In the event of a slip and fall accident in a stadium restroom or ramp, the Perazzo Law Firm recommends that accident victims proceed according if they feel stadium negligence may have played a part in their slip and fall accident. Slippery or soiled walking surfaces can cause severe personal injury to elderly people and result in broken hips, which can lead to surgery and extensive rehabilitation.
PARKING LOTS AND SURROUNDING STADIUM PREMISES LIABILITY
Parking lots accidents are common normally involve pedestrians and drivers. The excitement of parking and getting ready to head towards the stadium entrance may lead to distraction and haste. Distracted and over-excited motorists can easily run into another vehicle or strike an anxious pedestrian cutting between vehicles. Furthermore, stadium operators are obliged to provide proper safety measure to protect visitors from theft or acts of violence. Surveillance cameras and security personnel are obliged to help keep crime and unruly behavior by stadium visitors under control. Soiled surfaces may lead to slip and fall accidents within stadium parking lots. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm helps accident victims of slip and fall accidents on stadium premises, recover in the event the stadium operators are found at fault for the accident victims’ injuries.
The Perazzo Law Firm suggests urges accident victims to contact us Online or by phone (786 LAWS 411) in case of injury, damages or losses within or around a stadium or entertainment venue.
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