We all love summer and the joy and thrill of amusement parks. Occasionally parks do not take the appropriate measures to keep patrons safe. That's where we come in. We have successfully handled numerous claims throughout Ohio against amusement parks. We hope that our work has helped lessen the impact of injury for impacted families and improved the safety at parks.
A sixty-nine-year-old woman, Lynda Sadowski, suffered a broken knee cap resulting in surgery after falling on a knocked down wet floor sign laying flat on a multi-colored floor inside of a Casino buffet. Surveillance video confirmed that, during the 90 seconds before Lynda fell, multiple other customers had run into the sign as they were distracted by a brightly lit dessert display while also trying to avoid walking into other patrons. The video also captured a casino employee walking by the sign, without picking it up, eleven seconds before Lynda fell. It was the Casino's position that the fall was solely Lynda's fault as the sign was an open and obvious danger.
Whirlpool Corp. recently settled a lawsuit with land owners outside Clyde, Ohio. The land owners filed suit because of alleged contamination on their properties. Specifically, they alleged that Whirlpool dumped cancer-causing waste at its site, contaminating soil in the area.
One dozen people were recently injured in a Kentucky amusement park after a children's ride toppled over. At least one personal injury lawsuit has been filed. The complaint specifically references how employees at Beech Bend Amusement Park in Bowling Green behaved negligently during the operation of the ride, including leaving a designated post. The ride at issue, the "Jitterbug" is a carousel of swings.
We often receive visits or calls from people who have had a horrible accident happen to them or a family member, but they are unsure whether someone can - and should be - held liable for the resulting injury or death. These situations are often described as "freak accidents," but it is important to understand that rarely are there faultless accidents in the legal world.
Premises liability claims are a type of personal injury case where the harm was caused by an unsafe or defective condition on another person's property. Premises liability lawsuits can involve injuries suffered on the property of a business, homeowner or even public property.
Ohio dog bites resulted in $5 million in insurance claims payouts during 2012, according to State Farm. That seems like a big total, but how does it compare to other states? The top five states for number of claims are below; the sums of their insurance payouts are listed, too.