If I was at a laser tag and games establishment but the batting machine malfunctioned and sent a fast pitch softball into my knee, can I sue?

Is there anything I can do legally?

Asked on February 10, 2013 under Personal Injury, Oklahoma

Answers:

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country you have the legal basis to file suit for the injury that you have written about. The problem is that under the law there is a doctrine called assumption of the risk with respect to certain activities which the batting machine may fall under which could bar your claim.

To prove your claim you need to establish what your damages are in terms of dollars and cents such as wage loss and medical bills. I suggest that you may want to consult with a personal injury further as to your matter.


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