Washington Commanders sued by 4 fans injured in FedEx field railing collapse
The four fans injured at Washington’s FedEx field are officially suing the Commanders over the much-publicized railing collapse. The January 2nd incident nearly injured Jalen Hurts before the playoffs and prompted a letter from the QB about the egregious conditions.
In case you forgot, here’s the field railing collapse in Washington:
I remember seeing that for the first time and immediately thinking of the potential lawsuit on the horizon. Now, that day has finally come, per ESPN.
According to the suit, the plaintiffs — New Jersey residents Michael Naimoli, Andrew Collins, Morgan French and Marissa Santarlasci — continue to seek treatment for injuries suffered when they fell. Among the injuries they allegedly suffered: cervical strains, muscle strains, bone contusions, cuts, headaches and “other potential long-term effects, both physical and emotional.” Naimoli needed to wear a neck brace, attorney Bob Sokolove said. – ESPN Report
Good on these fans for calling the lawyers on Dan Snyder’s embarrassing organization. FedEx field is one of the worst stadiums in the developed world, and the railing collapse incident was pretty much inevitable.
The number of issues surrounding the stadium – including Merrill Reese refusing to travel there – should have been too much to ignore. That said, Snyder & Co. might be the best at turning a blind eye to anything ranging from infrastructure problems to sexual harassment allegations.
Well, Washington has to compete with the Cleveland Browns, but I digress…
Still, Washington’s game day staff’s reaction was entirely ridiculous. Fans were immediately greeted with a “Get the fuck off the field!” instead of medical attention.
I hope those fans take Snyder for everything that weasel’s got.
Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke | USA TODAY Sports