Reggie Bush hires lawyer for suit against St. Louis

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It’s unclear what it will cost the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority to cover the concrete surrounding the playing surface at the Edward Jones Dome. It’s becoming more clear that they should have spent the money before last Sunday.

PFT has confirmed that Bush has hired a lawyer, with the intention of filing a lawsuit arising from the season-ending knee injury Bush suffered when he slipped on the cement.

As PFT explained earlier in the week, Bush quickly heard from a lawyer regarding the possibility of suing. And it should be a strong lawsuit, given that the hazard was open and obvious — and had caused Browns quarterback Josh McCown to slide into a wall only one week earlier.

Bush’s hiring of a lawyer was first reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

In the case, Bush likely will seek compensation for lost wages (even though he will be paid in full for the 2015 season), possible compensation for future lost wages (if he can’t play because of the injury in 2016), compensation for pain and suffering arising from the injury, surgery, and rehab, and punitive damages aimed at punishing the defendant for not fixing the hazard and deterring others from doing the same thing.