Fenway Park

When a personal injury occurs, its severity can range from minor to debilitating and can even extend to death. With these lawsuits, the legal experts at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC also know that a personal injury can be caused by reasons such as negligence or a faulty product.

The firm points to a lawsuit involving Fenway Sports Group, the parent company of the Boston Red Sox, brought on by the family of a woman critically injured from falling into an elevator shaft at Fenway Park in May 2014.

CBS Boston reported Elisabeth Scotland was waiting at Fenway’s fourth-floor elevator when she was said to have brushed up against the closed door, causing it to swing open. Scotland then lost her balance and slipped through the shaft, plummeting two stories before landing on top of the elevator car.

Scotland suffered severe brain and spinal injury along with facial fractures and dental damage. The elevator company has also been named in the lawsuit.

An eyewitness was quoted as saying that he saw people were pushing up against the elevator door, possibly rough-housing while waiting to leave. An official state report says Scotland was jumping down off of her dad­—after giving him a hug from behind—when she hit the door “with enough force to make it open.”

The case is moving to Massachusetts Superior Court, and Berkowitz and Hanna LLC will continue to follow its progress. The firm handles Connecticut personal injury cases and provides consultation by appointment.

Please note: Berkowitz and Hanna LLC did not represent any of the parties in this case. 

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