Water Park Nightmare: Seeking Justice After Alleged Negligence Leaves Visitor Injured
Theme parks are a place of joy and excitement for millions of visitors every year. However, accidents can happen even in the most magical of places. One such incident involves a woman’s lawsuit against Walt Disney World, raising questions about the responsibility of theme parks to ensure visitor safety.
Emma McGuinness and her husband, Edward, recently filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, claiming that Emma suffered an “injurious wedgie” while riding the Humunga Kowabunga water slide at the Typhoon Lagoon water park back in October 2019. According to their complaint, they are seeking $50,000 in damages for the injuries sustained during that visit.
The incident allegedly occurred when Emma, 33 at the time, descended the slide, which stands approximately 214 feet above a pool. The impact of the slide and the plunge into the pool reportedly caused Emma’s clothing to painfully bunch between her legs, forcing water inside her body. She experienced immediate and severe internal pain, and upon standing up, noticed blood rushing from between her legs. Emma was subsequently transported to a local hospital and later to another hospital for specialized treatment.
In their lawsuit, the McGuinness couple argues that while there are inherent risks associated with attractions like the Humunga Kowabunga slide, Disney should have been aware of specific risks that could arise and failed to disclose these risks to guests. They maintain that the slide was unsafe and unreasonably dangerous due to its failure to meet the expectations of a reasonable consumer.
This case highlights the importance of safety measures at theme parks and the responsibilities these establishments have toward their visitors. Theme parks must exercise reasonable care to ensure the safety of their guests and adequately inform them about potential risks associated with attractions. In cases like Emma’s, where injuries occur due to alleged negligence, seeking legal representation becomes crucial.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries at a theme park or any public attraction due to negligence or unsafe conditions, it’s essential to understand your rights. Seeking legal advice is the first step toward ensuring justice and receiving fair compensation for your injuries and related expenses.
At Makkabi Law Group, we specialize in personal injury cases, including those involving accidents at theme parks and recreational facilities. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping victims seek justice and compensation for their injuries. We understand the complexities of such cases and are committed to providing the support and legal guidance needed during challenging times.
Your safety and well-being are paramount, and we are here to help you navigate the legal process and hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Don’t hesitate to reach out for a free consultation and learn more about your rights.