A personal injury lawsuit is based on an injury someone sustains due to the negligence of another. These injuries would have been prevented had the other person acted appropriately. Unfortunately, injuries often arise at amusement parks or other attractions when the business put profits over safety.
At an amusement park earlier this month, a six-year-old girl tragically died on a ride that simulates a free fall into a mine. The ride lowers six passengers 110 feet into the ground at about 96 feet per second. Operators failed to notice that the six-year-old was sitting on top of both seat belts that are intended to keep passengers fastened safely to the ride. The ride operators did not undergo adequate training and did not perform adequate or proper safety checks prior to the start of the ride. They were only alerted to the issue when the ride’s control system halted prevented them from starting the ride. Rather than catching what would become a fatal error, the two operators incorrectly fastened the harness, clearly showing that their only concern was to get the ride up and running. This oversight by the operators caused the child to plum to her death.
No parent should ever have to bury a child. This is particularly true when the child’s death is so easily preventable. Unfortunately, personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits continue to be filed because business like this amusement park refuse to ensure the safety of their guests. The team at Snyder & Wenner strives to ensure that individuals and the families of individuals just like Estifanos receive proper compensation for others’ negligence. Snyder & Wenner has litigated catastrophic injury and wrongful death personal injury lawsuits in Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ for over 35 years. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of someone else, contact us today for a free case review.