A Massachusetts personal injury claim may arise anytime an injury to a person can be shown to have resulted from another’s wrongdoing, negligence or intentional act. Personal injuries can consist of physical injuries, emotional injuries, or both. There are four key elements to any negligence claim: duty, breach, causation and damages. In short, the victim’s attorney must prove that the defendant owed a duty to the victim, breached that duty, caused harm, which resulted in damages.
A Wisconsin family has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin claiming a waterslide at the resort was unreasonably dangerous and caused injury. The family is being represented by attorney Brian Hodgkiss and is seeking an unspecified amount of damages. The waterslide at the center of this controversy is called the Sahara Sidewinders. The water ride drops riders through a trap-door chamber into one of two twin looping slides. The waterslide has been open since 2011, and the alleged injury occurred just months later in June of 2012.
According to Madison Dot Com, the water park knew or should have known that the ride was unsafe. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges the resort knew or should have known that the twin slides imposed on unreasonable risk of injury to all guests, and yet made no effort to mitigate risks through alterations. As a result, a teenage boy was severely injured. According to the family’s lawsuit, the boy suffered physical injuries, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. The family is seeking medical expenses, as well as other damages.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another, you should call the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to speak with one of our Boston personal injury attorney experts. Call today at 617-787-3700.