A 25-year-old man was killed in a bar fight early in the morning on August 14th across the street from Fenway Park. The altercation occurred on Lansdowne Street at approximately 12:10 a.m.
The suspect whose actions played a role in the death of the young man has been identified as a 25-year-old resident of Boston. The victim was killed when a glass was thrown during the altercation and a shard lacerated the man’s neck.
In addition to killing the one man, the shards of glass also injured two others, a 22-year old man and a 23-year-old woman, that were in the area at the time of the bar fight.
The victim was immediately transported to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital for treatment of the laceration to his neck. A few moments later, the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.
According to the Boston Police, the suspect has been charged with manslaughter. The case is currently being investigated by the Boston Police Homicide Unit.
This wrongful death case may have multiple defendants, certainly the actions of the suspect will make him a defendant in any personal injury case, and depending how intoxicated (if intoxicated at all) potentially the establishment that over served him. There are still a number of factors that we don’t know yet, so there may be additional defendants in this matter. When someone suffers a fatality at the hands of another individual the liability often goes beyond that sole person. If a loved one has been the wrongful death victim, no matter what the circumstance it is generally a good idea to have an experienced Boston wrongful death lawyer review the facts and circumstances of the case and advise as to what you and your families options are.
The MA Personal Injury Lawyers at the law firm of Altman & Altman have handled thousands of personal injury claims and lawsuits over the last 50 years with great success. In addition, our firm represents the surviving family members of victims who died in tragic accidents caused by the careless or reckless actions of another party. If you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one has been killed as the result of another’s negligence, please contact the experienced Boston attorneys at Altman & Altman for an initial consultation free of charge.
Source: Man killed in bar brawl near Fenway, The Boston Herald, August 14, 2010