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Dallas Cowboys Owner Settles with Employees Injured in 2009 Building Collapse

Posted: August 30th, 2010 | Author: Austin-Personal-Injury-Blog
Categories: Personal Injury Blog

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, has settled a law suit from two employees who were seriously injured when the team's practice facility collapsed in 2009 during a wind storm.

Rich Behm, a scout for the team, was paralyzed in the accident and no longer has use of his legs. The special teams coach, Joe DeCamillis, suffered a broken vertebrea. Each is receiving about $5 million from Jones, as he owns the building as well as the land it is on. They had previously received settlements from the builder of the facility; Behm almost $20 million, and DeCamillis almost $5 million.

Neither man sued the Dallas Cowboys team, and both still work for them. Jones' attorney stated that given the nature of their injuries, there is no amount of money that can truly compensate them.

Contact a Dallas Personal Injury Attorney at Heselmeyer, Zinda Law Group if you or someone you love has been injured in a preventable accident.