KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Johnson County
man has filed a lawsuit against the Kansas City Royals, alleging he
was injured when he was struck by a food cart at Kauffman Stadium.
The suit, filed against the Kansas City Royals and Volume
Services, who operates food vendors inside Kauffman Stadium,
alleges the plaintiff was struck by a food cart as he
walked into the stadium to attend a Royals game on July 6, 2007.
In the lawsuit, James Sullivan claims the collision caused
him to fall and sustain serious injuries including a broken
hip. The suit claims he Sullivan had to have a total hip
replacement which cost him about $40,000. Sullivan
claims he also suffered injuries to his shins and a
Sullivan is seeking total compensation of over $440,000 in
damages, pain and suffering and other losses.
Sullivan’s lawsuit says the defendants “could
have protected customers by controlling this conduct or by giving
adequate warning to customers so that they could avoid
danger,” and that they “failed to maintain a safe area
for customers to travel to their seats in a reasonably safe
Toby Cook, spokesman for the Kansas City Royals, says team
officials have no comment regarding the lawsuit, adding the matter
will be handled by their legal representatives and the team
customarily does not comment on pending litigation.
NBC Action News is seeking comment from Sullivan’s
attorney and will bring you updates as they become available.
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