Little league catcher hit with $500K lawsuit
Legal panel weighs in on case
- Duration 4:48
- Date Jun 26, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on case
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Kelly -- back in session on the docket today a young ball player hit with a lawsuit.
And his Little League not pitching in to help it all started when catcher Matthew -- -- Was warming up the pitcher in the bullpen Matthew was the catcher.
This all happened before -- game in Manchester New Jersey well one draw -- row.
Got away the catcher didn't catch it and it ended up hitting another player's mother.
In the face.
There wasn't a hard throw -- loses a -- back to the pitcher.
And I guess it went about ten feet over says I went over to see she's okay.
And she said that she was fine -- not to worry about it -- like.
Three weeks after she came and she gave me a hug and she told me that it wasn't my fault I think it's pretty mean.
To see someone after he told them that you knew wasn't their fault.
But that's exactly what she's done now going after the now thirteen year old he was eleven when it happened for half a million dollars.
Turning now Joey Jackson former prosecutor now defense attorney and David -- -- a defense attorney.
Joseph we make police case hey is it only half a million may have it deserves that he -- it's not her husband to suing for a lot of good -- consortium you know the pumping the in -- Medicare.
Companionship of his wife.
We know what those things are -- -- mega hit the point you have all with two million people in this United States to what little leaguers what does that mean by implication that means that we have two million -- mothers to protect and how we -- to do that now perhaps the lawsuit against a child is misplaced.
But Little -- certainly should step up how does that happen what happens is that the children's lawyers should incomplete fancy word war.
Get literally into this lawsuit -- step up the fact is it that a lot of people like to say erratic game you assume the risk that the distinction mega between assuming the risk and being exposed to an unreasonable -- how would she exposed to that if there's a picnic table that is right next to where people playing ball they should be offense they should be -- -- they should be some voter protection to protect -- and like -- from severe and significant.
Injury but the thing is David she had these things we call ice.
That she couldn't see -- -- don't sit that picnic table if there's no offense is no protective and even if there is don't we all know you're near a ball field you -- yet.
Megan its well established and Joseph its well established legal -- and whether you go to a pro game.
Oral Little League game that you assume the risk of getting want to bop or going to buy up all our pock shots that they haven't -- -- absolute.
-- that's part of the thing you've got to be aware of that little picnic table for crying out loud is.
Eleven year old story pitches to the catcher right near you last night my son is a great basketball player to a -- just passed.
It hit we hit it a woman right -- -- just an elderly woman.
She just picked the ball up and talk to the -- she knew that's part I mean the business and it only exception is if it's done willfully or mildly.
That's what -- collaborating that's what she's a lending jelly she lets no evidence that that this would that the -- -- the kids throw was recklessly.
I don't know what that means and that he was engaging in inappropriate.
Sporting activity near her well -- Agree I think that some you know look there may be some misstatements are overstatement in her case what are the first time but I think the general manager when you show the picture of the proximity of that gate and that fence the back able.
There has to be some protection that little -- put up when that put something else up but it's true that we assume the rest -- when we're at a sporting event.
And we wanna be careful what we can't be careful because there's a lot of other precious moms who was sitting right next you can't you're engaging them in conversation and you're not paying attention -- put up and that put up at -- put -- stopping to protect -- and everyone else who's been.
Here's what happened -- -- a -- they tried to the in the woman's defense she suffered multiple facial fractures I don't know what she told the -- afterward but it did turn out apparently she was very hurt.
And had to have surgery and so -- reconstructive surgery still suffers from headaches she tried to settle with the insurance company.
They couldn't reach a deal so now she's going as -- issue probably wants the insurance company just pay out -- the -- Absolutely make it be you know what there's case after case after case after case the talks about -- people getting hit by hockey -- I did.
Hitting -- baseball but basketball.
And the courts in every jurisdiction say the same thing that you do assume the -- now my guess here Reagan.
If you're exactly right and -- homeowner's insurance that covers this young man in his family.
Will end up paying something out because they don't want to go to -- who's gonna cost a bundle of money.
And unfortunately social get paid out and the precedent will be I guess if you're silly and you sit in the back and a risky area have a beta bug -- and get hurt.
Yeah well I think Joseph is right we looked at the lot looks like she sued the stadium she'd be in a much better position so we'll see you gentlemen thank you both so much.