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Man hurt in baseball game assault settles premises liability case

In New York, people might think that premises liability cases stem from slip-and-fall accidents or dangerous property conditions and little else. However, there are many reasons why a premises liability lawsuit can be filed. An example is a man who was physically assaulted at a Major League Baseball playoff game and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

After a playoff game in Los Angeles in 2015 between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers, a man was beaten by two other attendees. The man had filed a lawsuit in 2017 against the Dodgers and the people who attacked him. The case was recently settled. He and his wife said the Dodgers were negligent and responsible for him being assaulted, that he suffered emotional distress, that there was premises liability and other claims.

The victim was 50 years old at the time. According to the filing, he was at the game with a cousin who roots for the Mets. The plaintiff himself is a Dodgers fan. The Mets won the game. After the game was over, the plaintiff and his party were outside Dodger Stadium at approximately 10 p.m. when two people, a man and his mother, screamed at them and used obscenities. The pair then attacked the plaintiff, and he fell to the ground and was knocked unconscious. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

People who are injured during an event or while on property belonging to another have the right to expect a safe, secure environment. If there are assertions that there was poor lighting and inadequate security when a person was attacked, that could be the foundation for a premises liability legal filing. Contacting a law firm experienced in helping injured people be compensated may be useful in pursuing a claim.

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