A Dallas man, whose career frequently involved setting up sound equipment, was seriously injured when accumulated snow and ice was dislodged from the roof of a football stadium where he was working at the time. The impact left him with a fractured skull. The head injury led to the man suffering hearing loss that a specialist described as being permanent. Now, three years after the accident, the man and his legal representatives have worked out a settlement with the parties that were deemed responsible.
The incident occurred a few days before the Super Bowl in 2011. According to reports, several people sustained injuries from the falling, frozen debris. The sound worker, though, was the most seriously hurt. A doctor stated that the man now suffers from a constant, loud ringing in his ears that is comparable to the sound of a loud yard implement.
The man, through representation, had approached the football stadium’s owners and the NFL, as well as other parties in order to attempt to reach a settlement. However, none of the parties that were deemed responsible were of the disposition to offer any compensation. It was only after a trial was underway that the sides were able to come to an acceptable agreement.
The injured man stated that the financial compensation may allow him to move forward with his life, but the harm he has suffered from the head injury will prevent him from being able to continue work as a sound technician. This man exercised his rights to pursue justice in the face of a terrible accident. Any resident of Dallas is entitled to seek information concerning what his or her options may be for obtaining financial relief whenever they suffer an injury that may have been the result of the negligent actions of another party. In this situation, the injured worker was able to secure monetary compensation for the permanent harm that he suffered as a consequence of the tragic accident.
Source: dallasnews.com, Worker settles Super Bowl ice suit for undisclosed amount, Jeff Mosier, Mar. 18, 2014