Liability When A Baseball Foul Ball Cracks Your Windshield

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One interesting aspect of driving laws is who is responsible when something happens to your vehicle when it is parked.  Such an occurrence would be when a baseball hits your windshield (foul ball leaves the park/stadium).

We found an article about this from

From that article:

The owners of a stadium may also be held responsible for injuries and damages that occur in parking lots under a theory of negligence. Negligence requires a duty of care owed to the plaintiff, the breach of which causes foreseeable damages.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were recently held liable for injuries to a man who was attacked in the parking lot of Dodgers Stadium. The man’s lawsuit claimed the team was negligent in not providing adequate security, and he won an $18 million judgment against the team and the two men who attacked him.


Obviously you will want to discuss this with your auto insurance company and/or your preferred licensed attorney who handles property damage situations.