Four Philadelphia Eagles fans who were injured after a railing collapsed at FedEx Field in Maryland in January are suing the Washington Commanders.
According to a report from ABC 7News in Washington, D.C., Michael Naimoli, Andrew Collins, Morgan French and Marissa Santarlasci, all from New Jersey, say they’re still dealing with injuries they sustained when they fell from the stands onto the field at the end of a game between the Eagles and Commanders, who were known as the Washington Football Team at the time.
They have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Maryland against the Commanders and other defendants asking for an award “in excess” of $75,000 per person.
The fans’ lawsuit states, “At no time did any of the Defendants advise the Plaintiffs and others to avoid leaning against the railing. To the contrary, upon seeking permission from CSC employees/agents, Plaintiffs were directed and guided down to the railing area alongside of the tunnel. At no time did any of the Defendants inform, warn, or provide any information whatsoever to Plaintiff’s suggesting that leaning against the subject railing was a danger.”
The lawsuit also claims that the team staff nor the CSC security workers helped the plaintiffs once they fell.
According to the lawsuit, following their fall, they claim CSC security acted in a “callous and indifferent manner at every step along the way.” The suit claims that the Defendants instructed the fans to ‘get the f**k out of the stadium'” and that “in no respect whatsoever, the Plaintiffs would have the time to peacefully, carefully and critically understand and examine their own injuries before being forced to get back into their car and drive two and one-half (2 1/2) hours back to their homes in New Jersey.”
According to the lawsuit, the fans allegedly suffered the following injures: “cervical strains, muscle strains, bone contusions, cuts, headaches and “other potential long-term effects, both physical and emotional.”