Jorge Soler And Atlanta Braves Sued By Fan Struck By Ball Thrown During 2021 World Series

Jorge Soler And Atlanta Braves Sued By Fan Struck By Ball Thrown During 2021 World Series

A baseball fan who attended the World Series in 2021 is suing the Atlanta Braves organization as well as one of its former players after being hit in the eye by a ball thrown from the baseball field.

According to The New York Post, Mayra Norris, who attended Truist Park in Atlanta at Game 3 of the 2021 World Series against the Houston Astros, has filed a lawsuit against the Braves and former Braves outfielder, Jorge Soler. She alleges that Soler injured her while she was sitting in the stands when he threw a baseball in her direction.

The paperwork was filed in Cobb County Superior Court on Wednesday, Oct. 25. She said that she was sitting with her husband and her brother-in-law when Soler, who now plays for the Miami Marlins threw a ball with a “great deal of force and speed” into the right field stands and the ball hit her in the eye. They were sitting in section 109 in the right-field corner of the stadium. She alleges that Soler was in right field in the fifth inning but “not in close proximity at all to the stands” when he turned toward the seats and threw the ball toward Norris. At the time, the game was not in play.

“Defendant Soler did not softly toss the ball into the stands to the crowd,” the lawsuit states. “He threw the ball overhand, with a great deal of speed and force. Defendant Soler threw the ball with such force and speed that it hit Ms. Norris directly in her right eye causing extensive and excruciating injury to her right eye.”

She says that she suffered extensive eye injuries including multiple fractures, right eye edema, and infra-orbital abrasion. She claims that she will need “long-term medical care.”

Norris claims that the Braves failed to “keep the premises in a safe and proper condition and by failing to prevent and by allowing dangerous and reckless conduct by Defendant Braves’ players,” according to the lawsuit.

She is  looking  to be compensated for damages to cover medical expenses, along with “general and compensatory damages to be determined by a jury at trial.”

Jorge Soler And Atlanta Braves Sued By Fan Struck By Ball Thrown During 2021 World Series

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