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Posted on March 19, 2015 by

Woman Falls on Faulty Bleachers, College Blames Her for Injuries

A Missouri woman was attending a Lindenwood College basketball game where her daughter was playing. Like any spectator, she was seated on the bleachers in the third row. She got up to use the restroom before the game began, and she stepped down to the last row of bleachers. As soon as she did, the bleacher seat swung forward and the mom fell to the floor.

Her injuries were quite severe. She hit her head and her shoulder on the floor, and she also seriously injured her knee. A medical evaluation uncovered an ACL tear, a meniscus tear and a sprain. She accused the college of negligence and claimed that they had not done enough to make sure the bleachers were safe. According to a recent Missouri legal article, the college is placing the blame on her.

They claim that she wasn’t careful enough when she got down from the bleachers, and so she caused her own injuries. The case will be going to court, as the plaintiff has requested a trial by jury.

While it’s important to exercise care when using bleachers, stairs or when walking across a slippery floor, injuries because of negligence on the part of a business or other type of organization do happen. If you’re injured because or a slip or a fall, you deserve justice and compensation. Please contact your St. Louis personal injury attorney to discuss your case.