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Former pro football player files premises liability lawsuit over facility’s collapse

A former pro-football player from the Dallas Cowboys has filed a premises liability lawsuit against a facility builder and companies operated by the team owner. The former pro player was inside the team’s indoor practice facility when it collapsed last year and sustained a career-ending injury. Like other injury lawsuits filed after the premises accident, the personal injury lawsuit filed claims that the injury plaintiff suffered serious, disabling, and permanent injuries when the structure fell last year.

According to the plaintiff’s injury lawyer, the former football player suffered a herniated disk in his neck after a steel support landed on him during the accident at the practice facility. The injury attorney explained that the injured player faces a “double edged sword” because he is unable to be cleared to play without surgery, but having the surgery will brand him a “damaged” player to the NFL teams. Though veteran players have bounced back to successful careers after having this surgery, the player was a rookie so the injury has cost him his dream to play in the NFL.

A special teams coach has also filed a personal injury lawsuit stemming from the premises accident when he suffered broken vertebrae. Additionally, a team scout, who was left paralyzed from the waste down during the accident, has also filed an injury lawsuit. The premises liability lawsuits allege that the company who built the facility was negligent in its building and also allege that repairs that were being done on the facility were improperly supervised.

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