A woman is pursuing legal action against the Buffalo Bills for injuries sustained during their January 15th game at Highmark Stadium, allegedly caused by snow and exuberant touchdown celebration.
The New York State Supreme Court received court filings on Friday detailing the woman's allegations, but did not provide information about the nature of her injuries.
As per the legal filing, the woman was in the north end zone's middle section, second row, when a fourth-quarter touchdown sparked wild celebration from fans and players. The suit alleges that due to high-packed snow and the leaping of players into the stand, the woman fell forward onto the seats in front of her. The plaintiff claims the Bills acted negligently, carelessly, and recklessly, leading to her injuries and associated damages.
Prior to the January 15 game when the Bills clinched their Wild Card victory against the Steelers, the stadium was dealing with over three feet of snow due to days of lake effect weather. Hundreds of fans were paid by the Bills to help clear the snow-filled stands in the days preceding the event.