Hilario and his two children, ages 8 & 11, attended a soccer match between rivals Club America and Club Chivas.
The defendant promotor closed the entrances to prevent unruly fans from gaining access. But rival fans began fighting each other in the street.
Hilario and his children were surrounded and beaten by a group of eight rival fans. Hilario suffered stab wounds, loss of his eft eye, and memory and hearing loss. The children suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Hilario and his family sued the promoter alleging failure to provide adequate security, failure to call the police, and failure to lock the gates.
Defendant promoter argued there was nothing that he did or did not do that would have prevented harm to the family.
The Jury awarded $1,449,292.
Hilario, et al. vs. Ticketon Entertainment, Hon. Ronald Frank, June 3, 2022, Los Angeles Superior Court.
- Occasionally you will see a patient involved in a brutal attack. Most often there is no insurance, except for special circumstances.
- In this case, the promoter trapped Hilario in a predictable zone of danger.
- Be very careful to make sure these are good PI Lien cases, according to the attorney.
- You should not bear unreasonable risk.