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San Jose Man Fights for His Life After Being Injured at Sports Event

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CA injury lawyerIn San Jose and throughout the Bay area, there are numerous opportunities to attend sporting events. Whether you are watching minor league baseball or a pro-football game, one thing you can count is that fans will be enthusiastically cheering on their favorite team. Unfortunately, the competition can get intense, particularly when alcohol is involved. In a recent case, a San Jose man suffered potentially life-threatening personal injuries after being beaten up by another fan outside a 49er’s game. When these types of situations or other incidents occur, you need professional legal guidance in determining who is ultimately responsible.

Brawl at Local Sporting Event

While sporting events may be ‘just a game’ to some people, others take an extremely serious interest in supporting their players and in the overall outcome. Whether there is money or simply bragging rights riding on a game, tempers can easily flare. Unfortunately, a San Jose man was recently caught up in an altercation outside Levi Stadium, which left him fighting for his life as a result.

The 33-year-old victim attended the recent football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals. As he was leaving the stadium, he kicked a beer bottle laying on the ground, which came close a 34-year-old Madera resident. Police say that the Madera resident dramatically overreacted to the situation. He approached the victim, striking him with his fist once in the head, then punching him a second time as the injured man attempted to get away.

Onlookers were horrified, watching as the scene unfolded in front of them. According to media reports, many blamed the fact that fans get too aggressive during football games. The 49er’s organization was made aware of the incident and vowed to increase security at future events.

Determining Liability at Sporting Events

More than 15 million people attend sporting events each year. Unfortunately, in addition to intimidation, taunting, and actual acts of violence breaking out among fans, there is also the risk of getting struck by objects or suffering slip and fall injuries. In these types of cases, determining blame can prove challenging.

In the case of a fight outside a stadium, the person responsible for the attack may face civil liability in addition to criminal charges. The stadium or the city itself may also share responsibility if they failed to provide adequate safety and security measures. For incidents that occur within a stadium or sports complex, most fans assume obvious risks by purchasing a ticket. However, the property owners do have a duty of care to ensure the premises are safe.

Contact Our San Jose Personal Injury Attorneys

When you need help in seeking compensation for injuries you suffer, the Jachimowicz Law Group acts as a strong legal advocate on your side. To request a consultation to discuss your case, reach out and contact our passionate San Jose personal injury attorneys by calling 408-246-5500 today.

 

Sources:

http://ispub.com/IJLHE/4/2/4003

https://abc7news.com/man-facing-felony-charges-after-altercation-outside-levi-stadium/4455391

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