Georgia residents who love going to Disneyland may be interested to learn that on Nov. 16, a woman filed a lawsuit against Disney claiming that a ride left her with injuries to her teeth and jaw. In the lawsuit, the 52-year-old woman blamed the operators for failing to keep the ride safe for visitors.
The woman claimed that she was at the Disney California Adventure Park with several members of her family in 2015 when they got on the Grizzly River Run. The woman’s attorney said that rapids flung the raft into the wall. This was allegedly not an impact normally experienced as part of the ride. The impact caused the woman to suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction in addition to cracked front teeth. She spent two years undergoing surgery and recovering from the injuries.
It was noted in the lawsuit that one of the two arms that were designed to catch the raft as it swung around failed to open in time, causing the raft to be flung against the wall. The attorney said that Disney has since claimed that the company was aware of the incident but unaware of the malfunction. The woman is seeking $25,000 in damages.
Property owners are responsible for ensuring that their premises are safe for visitors. If there are hazards present, the property owner is responsible for mitigating the risks. If visitors suffer injuries due to preventable accidents or hazards that were not properly mitigated, a personal injury attorney may file a premises liability claim against the property owner. This lawsuit may allow the injured person to obtain compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering.