On January 31, 2019, 11-year-old Tiago was visiting Universal Studios Florida with his mother. They were visiting from Brazil and were undoubtably ecstatic for a chance to enjoy the attractions at the famous theme park. However, the family’s joy turned to horror after young Tiago got on the E.T. Adventure ride.
According to sources, Tiago’s foot got stuck between the ride and the offloading area. As a result, Tiago’s foot and leg were crushed in a horrific and bloody scene. Tiago was apparently left with permanent injuries, which required surgery and caused him to be held back a year in school.
Notably, Universal’s injury report described the injury as “foot pain.” Additionally, rather than admitting wrong and declaring a desire to make attractions more safe for visitors, Universal apparently suggested that young Tiago was at fault for his injuries --- that he was negligent and that he injured himself.
Ultimately, however, it appears that Universal has decided to settle the lawsuit between Universal Studios and the family. Although the settlement terms remain confidential, it appears the case was dismissed on January 12, 2023 after the parties settled the case.
Premises Liability and Amusement Park Accidents
If you’ve been hurt in an amusement park accident, the amusement park may be liable for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. This type of claim is commonly known as a premises liability claim, which includes accidents such as slip and falls and trip and falls. Essentially, a premises liability claim arises when a business or property owner fails to maintain a property in a reasonably safe condition, and then someone gets hurt as a result. Thus, when a visitor to an amusement park is injured as a result of an unreasonably dangerous condition at the park, the visitor may have a viable personal injury claim.
Contact an Orlando, Florida Amusement Park Accident Lawyer for Your FREE Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in an amusement park accident in Florida, you should speak with an experienced amusement park accident lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to compensation. We offer free legal consultations, and we’re happy to help you however we can.
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