Nevada’s neighbor to the west, California, has been put into the national spotlight because some disturbing incidences at sporting events. These unexpected acts of violence have put the safety of sporting events in question and have raised questions about Nevada sporting event injuries.
Many California cities are favorite places to visit for many Nevadans, especially if they are loyal fans of the various sports teams. However, these cities have been marred by fan violence that has sent four people to the hospital in recent months. Three of those victims are still reportedly in the hospital recovering from their serious assault and battery injuries.
The first incident occurred nearly five months ago outside Dodger Stadium. A San Francisco Giants fan, Bryan Stow, was severely beaten by two men wearing Los Angeles Dodgers attire after the season opener between the two teams. Stow suffered serious brain injuries and remains hospitalized. Two men have been arrested for beating Snow. However, they have pleaded not guilty to the charges and the trial is ongoing. The alleged assailants could face a civil lawsuit for intentional tort in addition to any criminal consequences.
The most recent incident happened in August at a preseason game between the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers. The incident occurred at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Two men were hurt by separate shootings in the parking and another was beaten in a restroom. Two of the three men are still in the hospital and police are still investigating and looking for suspects.
These acts of unexplained violence have caused many sports teams at a collegiate and professional level to evaluate their security and safety procedures. Many of these teams hope to prevent any more violence that could lead to injuries or even death. It also causes many people to reflect how the fun pastime of attending a sporting event could become so dangerous. If this pattern of violence continues and sports franchises do not take substantial measures to prevent fan violence, the teams themselves could be held responsible for personal injuries on business property.
Whether brought against attackers, sports teams, security companies, or other entities, the aftermath of all this fan violence is likely to include various personal injury lawsuits. If you need legal advice in a Nevada personal injury case, contact our office today for a free consultation.
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