In 2014, our client and her family were spending the day at an amusement park in Ohio when she sustained serious injuries. Our client, her husband, and their two children were riding a large swing amusement ride, and as the ride began to gain speeds of around 60 miles per hour and reach heights well over 120 feet, a 100-foot metal support cable detached from the top of the ride and began whipping around, striking riders. The cable began striking our client, causing injury to her head, neck, back and knees. Park employees were unable to bring the ride to an immediate halt and the ride continued to swing with the loose cable until it came to a natural stop. Once the ride ended, our client was forced to remain on the ride for an extended period of time as the broken cable created an issue with removing the ride’s passengers and ultimately required our client to be extracted from the ride with the use of a power tool. Our client was then transported via ambulance to a nearby hospital to treat her injuries. After an investigation, it was determined by state inspectors that the cable had failed and fractured.
At the hospital, our client was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and significant head trauma. These injuries caused our client several complications after the accident including, memory loss, migraines, vertigo, post-concussive syndrome, and severe depressive disorder.
We initially filed suit in court on behalf of our client, however, due to a successful negotiation we avoided the need for trial as we obtained a satisfactory confidential settlement for our client.
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