Earlier this week, our Anaheim personal injury lawyers wrote about a Los Angeles personal injury settlement reached between the LA Dodgers and a spectator who broke his neck when a drunken man fell on him during a game at Dodger Stadium. Now, here is the latest on another injury incident that occurred last month on stadium grounds that has left someone else with injuries so serious that doctors at County-USC Medical Center had to return him to a medically induced comma.
San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow sustained brain damage and a fractured skull after he was beaten and kicked by two attackers on March 31. He was at the stadium parking after watching the Dodgers home opener when the incident happened.
Relatives of the 42-year-old father of two say that during the baseball game he texted his wife while he was still in the stadium saying that he felt "scared." Cory Maciel, one of Stow's friends who was at the game, said that just walking up to the stadium was "pretty hostile.. intimidating" and that Dodger fans threw "peanuts, hot dogs, and wrappers" the whole time they were there.
Since the attack, the Dodgers and the LAPD have heightened security in the parking lot and stadium. They've added more police on foot guard, horseback, and bicycles. Also, another 43 light stands have been added to the parking lot.
Meantime, police are still looking for the two men who attacked Stow.
Our Anaheim premises liability lawyers do not know at this time whether/not Stow's family intends to file a Los Angeles personal injury lawsuit against the Dodgers or other parties. However, if the Dodgers could/should have beefed up security and was/should have been aware that the fans could get a bit rowdy on the day of the game, the family may have grounds for a case. Stow's injuries are pretty severe and it is not known at this time how well he will recover. Costs for recovering from and living with a traumatic brain injury can be astronomical.
Beaten Giants fan is returned to medically induced coma, Los Angeles Times, April 19, 2011
Bryan Stow: Giants fan's friend describes attack, Reuters/Metro, April 12, 2011
Related Web Resource:
The Official Site of the Los Angeles Dodgers
More Blog Posts:
Dodgers Settle Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawsuit with Fan Who Broke His Neck During Baseball Game, California Injury Lawyers, April 20, 2011
Man Stabbed to Death at Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa Hotel on New Year's Day, California Injury Lawyers, January 7, 2011
UCLA Student Files Los Angeles County Personal Injury Lawsuit Against the University of California Regents and the Student Who Stabbed Her, California Injury Lawyers, December 11, 2010
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