A man fell down a staircase at Fenway Park during a game last week between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. As a result of the fall, the man suffered severe injuries to his head and neck.
The fan fell approximately 14 feet down the staircase located at Gate B at Fenway Park. The man, whose name has not been released by the police, was treated by rescue workers at the scene who removed the injured man from the park on a stretcher. Following the treatment which the fan received at the scene of the accident, he was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for further treatment of the serious injuries he sustained in the fall.
In a brief statement to the press, the Red Sox reported that a fan was injured in a fall and was treated at the scene before being taken to the hospital. The Red Sox did not make any further comments about the incident.
Premises liability accidents are commonplace in greater Boston. Without knowing in greater detail about this accident it is difficult to determine where the liability falls. It is Fenway Park’s obligation to provide a safe environment for all of its fans. Whether at a ballpark, shopping center, office building or any other public or private premises there is an obligation from the property owner or property management company to make sure its premises is safe. Failing to provide safe premises could occur through, inadequate security, inadequate lighting, unsafe stairwell, or another number of conditions that fail to create a safe environment. Often times these unsafe conditions can lead to serious personal injuries.
In the Greater Boston Area and throughout Massachusetts, our premises liability lawyers at Altman & Altman have helped many injured parties recover compensation from the negligent premise owners and managers. We have negotiated settlements and won jury judgments for medical costs, lost wages, recovery expenses, pain and suffering, wrongful death and other damages. Please contact our firm for an initial consultation with an experienced attorney free of charge.
Source: Man is hurt in fall at Fenway Park, The Boston Globe, August 19, 2010