May 6, 2013 –
A fourteen year old boy suffered permanent personal injuries when he was struck in the eye by a paintball pellet at a privately owned paintball facility. The accident occurred while the client was standing behind safety netting, which he believed would protect him from stray paintball pellets that were being fired during the game that was being played on the adjacent field. The client briefly lifted his safety mask while standing behind the netting, when a pellet came through the net and caused him to suffer permanent vision damage in his left eye.
An investigation revealed that the safety netting at the paintball facility was in poor condition and had numerous holes through which a paintball could easily pass through and cause serious injuries to those standing behind it. It was further learned that the paintball facility provided no referees or chaperones to ensure that the client his group of high school sophomore friends were following proper safety procedures during the games.
Galfand Berger Senior Partner Michael Malvey, Esquire, represented the client and his family in the premises liability lawsuit, and obtained a $500,000.00 settlement on their behalf prior to litigation. For more information, please contact us online.