According to various news reports, the parents of an 11 year old girl are suing an amusement park in New Jersey for wrongful death. The young girl fell from a Ferris wheel and ultimately died. The ride in question is the Giant Wheel at Morey’s Mariner’s Landing Pier in Wildwood, New Jersey. The lawsuit alleges that the amusement park was negligent for operating the Ferris wheel in the midst of high winds. As a Weston Wrongful Death Lawyer, I think this case will be interesting to follow to see if the amusement park is found negligent because of the weather conditions.
According to various news articles, the plaintiffs allege that the park was negligent for allowing the girl to ride the Ferris wheel by herself, without any supervision. Moreover, they are also claiming that the high winds, lack of adequate restraints, and a failure to properly warn the little girl of the potential for danger, all played a roll in the wrongful death. It is worth nothing that state officials later said the restraints seemed to working properly. From the perspective of Weston Accident Lawyer, it is tough to give a meaningful analysis of the case at this point, since not all of the details are clear. As more details emerge, we should get a better picture of whether the park was negligent for allowing her to ride the Ferris wheel.
We’re not sure how severe the wind was on that day or whether that was a major, contributing factor to her fall. However, what is certain is that this is a terrible tragedy. As an Injury Lawyer in Weston, and as a parent, I know that every year thousands of children in our community ride Ferris wheels at carnivals and festivals. Unfortunately, this case shows us what the worst case scenario looks like.
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