Risk of being trampled by a football player is perfectly obvious

November 14, 2014

  • 315T Public Amusement and Entertainment
  • 315TIV Personal Injuries
  • 315TIV(B) Defenses, Mitigating Circumstances and Statutory Limitations of Liability
  • 315Tk125 Assumption of Risk
  • 315Tk128 Spectators and other non-participants, injuries to

11-14-14Danger to spectator of watching a semi-professional football game from the sidelines of a field with no protective barriers was inherent in the sport and perfectly obvious, and no dangerous condition over and above such inherent risk was created by lack of seating or security personnel.

Cannavale v. City of New York, 683 N.Y.S.2d 528, (NY.A.D. 1 Dept. 1999)