They say bad things happen in 3s. But this year for Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, it's been more like a never-ending series of bad things.
First came the humiliating losses, then the injured star QB and a mid-season head coaching change. Finally, the season ended and it seemed like we could put the bad days behind us, regroup and focus on the future – but not until we hosted what was supposed to be the largest Super Bowl in history.
When it rains, it pours….or actually, snows in the case of Jerry Jones and Super Bowl XLV. Snow and ice ruined so many Super Bowl activities and if that wasn't bad enough, somehow about 1,000 people weren't able to sit in their purchased seats the day of the game. A lawsuit has already been filed about the Super Bowl seating debacle. But to make matters worse, two days before the game an avalanche of ice and snow toppled off the roof of Cowboys Stadium injuring seven people. Will Jerry soon be facing a lawsuit over this as well?
My line of work as a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer tells me, it's possible. I don't even know who employed the poor folks who were injured. Hopefully, there is some worker's compensation coverage since it was an on the job injury. But even if there is such insurance, it does not fully compensate injured folks and they often must look to other responsible parties to make sure that they are compensated for the lost wages, medical bills and ongoing disability brought on by the on-the-job injury. You'd think that after last year's practice facility collapse, Jerry would begin to expect the unexpected when it comes to weather. Why weren't precautions taken to ensure nobody would be injured by falling ice? Why was the “fall zone” area partitioned off? Did someone really mess up?