Man claims quinceañera turned ugly when he was attacked by escaped bull

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 14, 2017

FRESNO — A rodeo spectator is suing various rodeo event organizers, alleging negligence and that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries stemming from a bull that broke loose.

Jose Saldana filed a complaint on April 20 in Fresno County Superior Court against Firebaugh Business Association; Empresa Hermanos Arreola; Victor Arreola; Cesar Arreola; and multiple other unknown individuals, alleging that the defendants failed to use reasonable care to take specific safety measures to avoid risk.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 30, 2015, plaintiff attended a quinceañera at the defendants' rodeo event when he was attacked by a bull that broke free. As a result, Saldana claims he suffered physical, mental and emotional damages and injuries. 

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to keep the premises safe, failed to control the rodeo bull and failed to warn patrons of the dangerous situation.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for non-economic and economic damages, pre-judgment interest, pre-trial interest and for such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Martin Taleisnik of Sawl Law Group in Fresno.

Superior Court of the State of California Case number 17CECGO1353

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