Most ridiculous Lawsuits: Lawsuit filed for girl injured by foul ball at Braves game

The father of a girl who suffered brain injuries from a foul ball at an Atlanta Braves game is suing the team, saying it failed to provide proper protection to keep the accident from occurring.

Related: The girl, who was 6 at the time, and her parents were sitting behind the visitor’s dugout at Turner Field during an Aug. 30, 2010, game against the New York Mets when she was struck in the head by a foul ball “hit at an incredible rate of speed,” the lawsuit said.

Neither the girl’s nor her father’s names were disclosed in the lawsuit to protect the girl’s privacy, the family’s lawyer, Mike Moran, said. The ball fractured the girl’s skull, he said.

The suit, filed Monday in Fulton County State Court, seeks unspecified damages for the girl’s pain and suffering, punitive damages and compensation for the family’s medical expenses, which are expected to exceed $100,000. Other defendants named in the complaint include the Braves‘ owner, Liberty Media Corp., and Major League Baseball Enterprises.

Before the accident occurred, the parties knew they needed to protect spectators seated in high-risk areas of the ballpark, such as where the girl was seated, from foul balls and broken bats, the lawsuit said ...

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