Pennsylvania Jury Awards $1.7M to Injured Little League Player Hit by Foul Ball

February 7, 2018

A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $1.7 million to a Little League player who was hit in the head by a foul ball in the dugout on the day before his 12th birthday.

His lawyer says Zachary Hoffman sustained a traumatic brain injury when he was struck at Chadwick Field in Sewickley, Penn., in 2015. Alan Perer argued the dugout was not properly protected by a fence.

A jury found the Pittsburgh suburb and the Avonworth and Quaker Valley Athletic Associations responsible for the now-14-year-old’s injuries.

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  • February 14, 2018 at 4:25 pm
    Ken says:
    mrbob is over-reaching with his comments. While there may be a waiver signed by the parents, mrbob should be glad that "gross negligence" such as not having the dugout protec... read more
  • February 13, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    Carolyn says:
    Even if the parents sign a waiver prior to the injury, a child has rights to his physical well being and long term impact, particularly if an injury might result in lifelong h... read more
  • February 13, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    Walt says:
    I hate to see a child get hurt while participating in any legal, logical recreational endeavor and, as a 20+ year youth recreational baseball coach, I think the ruling is just... read more

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