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Dangers at Festivals are Grounds for Lawsuits
Q: Who is responsible for injuries or deaths at festivals?
Each fall, families flock to pumpkin patches for seasonal fun which often includes activities like pumpkin picking, hayrides, bounce houses, corn mazes, and more. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong which could lead to a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit.
Premises liability attorneys handle personal injury lawsuits that arise from injuries sustained as a result of dangerous conditions on the property. Under the doctrine of premises liability, commercial and residential property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe condition for those who enter upon it, which includes maintaining or repairing areas that the owner knew or should reasonably have known might be dangerous to visitors.
Recently, a five-year-old girl was injured and her two-year-old brother was killed while enjoying a “bounce pad” at a fall festival. According to witnesses, a “strong gust of wind lifted the pad” –which was reportedly staked in– and tossed the girl out of the inflatable. The little boy remained inside and suffered “a critical head injury” which he later died from and the girl broke her arm.
In a personal injury lawsuit, a victim can recover monetary damages for their injuries if they can show they were caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or inactions of someone else. If the victim dies from their injuries, their closest surviving relatives—generally parents, spouse, or children—may be entitle to damages in a wrongful death lawsuit if the same standard of liability is proven. Wrongful death cases are complex as to who has legal standing to sue and for what type of damages, but a wrongful death attorney can evaluate the particular circumstances and advise you.
If you or loved one have been injured or a loved one has been killed as a result of the actions of someone else, the Noland Law Firm may be able to maximize the compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
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