Disney World may be one of the happiest places on Earth. Disney generally takes good care of their property and rides, but sometimes people get hurt while in Disney World or at one of Disney’s resorts. Over the years, we’ve handled many claims of personal injury by tourists injured in Disney World.
Personal injury claims are actually fairly common against Disney. Disney even has its own claims department to help settle claims when Disney caused or contributed to the injury. So, what can you do when you get hurt on Disney property and Disney may be responsible?
Reporting the Claim
Nearly every day in the news we hear about someone getting shot and killed in an apartment complex in Florida. Even more heartbreaking, is when the killer is never found, leaving the family seemingly without any means of pursuing justice for their loved one’s death.
Remember that there may be two separate cases: the criminal case and the civil case. Most often, families focus on the criminal investigation. It is usually a frustrating process because the police are seeking to arrest a criminal for committing a crime against the state of Florida. They are not necessarily concerned about the rights of the victim. A victim in a criminal case is often looked at as a witness as opposed to an actual party to the case. If the police have no leads, they may not aggressively pursue the case at all. That may leave the family feeling helpless as if there are no other options. But there are.
If you need a personal injury attorney to file a claim against Walmart as a result of a slip and fall in Florida, here are some things to keep in mind to help you figure out which attorney is best for your case.
Most Walmart slip and fall claims are handled by a company out of Kentucky called Claims Management, Inc. This means that no matter where in the state of Florida you had your accident in Walmart, the insurance adjusters at Claims Management may be the ones who handle settlement of your case.
Finding the best personal injury attorney in Florida can be extremely important to getting the most compensation for your interest. While many attorneys advertise that they handle personal injury cases in the state of Florida, they may have very different experience levels. Since each case is unique, there are some things you should keep in mind to find the best attorney for your case.
How many cases has the attorney handled like yours?
Although each case is unique, there are general practice areas in the field of personal injury. These include slip and fall, food poisoning, bedbug bites, trip and fall, general negligence, negligent security, prescription drug errors, defective products, airbag injuries, theme park injuries, and more.
A 2 year old child was reportedly attacked and killed by a gator near Disney’s Grand Floridian hotel beach and dragged further into the Seven Seas Lagoon water. Cops allegedly killed at least five gators in the waters while searching for the child, though none appeared to be the one who attacked the child. According to reports, Disney has a wildlife management system which is supposed to prevent this type of incident, but somehow several gators remained in the water.
It is unfathomable that gators continued to live in the waters near where Disney guests played without warning guests.
It is apparent to those of us who investigate wrongful death claims based on the information available at this time that there was a possible procedural breakdown at Disney. The fact that there were at least six gators in water where resort guests can walk in or near, or even boat, is six too many. While employees may have been diligent in the past at keeping gators from accessing guest areas, something happened which could have possibly been prevented. Perhaps they became too relaxed? Understaffed? Lacked proper training and experience?
January 10, 2016 (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) – Several department stores are reportedly continuing to sell allegedly faulty pressure cookers which can explode during use, causing extensive property damage and burn injuries. Despite increasing claims of injuries, the Power Pressure Cooker XL, made by Tristar Products, remains on display in many department stores throughout the United States.
“As one of the leading attorneys representing victims of pressure cooker injuries, our law firm has seen an exponential increase in injuries as a result of the Power Pressure Cooker XL,” said Jason Turchin, Esq., Victim’s Rights Attorney.
These pressure cookers appear to have several faulty parts or defects, including: a defective safety pin, a lid which can pop off during use, directional lettering on the valve which can melt off or disappear over time, a valve which can get stuck, and other possible defects.
A former client of the Law Offices of Jason Turchin was injured years later in a slip and fall at WalMart. After he brought a lawsuit against the store, Walmart served a subpoena on the victim’s prior counsel to produce his entire file, less any privileged documents. Immediately upon receiving the subpoena, our law firm filed a Motion to Quash the Subpoena and for a Protective Order.
As we explained to the Court, the Law Offices of Jason Turchin was a former attorney for the Plaintiff who received a subpoena to produce certain records obtained during the course of the representation. We objected to the subpoena on the grounds that the request directed to it would violate its former client’s privacy rights, and all information sought through the subpoena was either work-product or attorney-client privilege, or involved confidential settlement discussions and/or communications.
Moreover, we argued that any public records requested by the Defendant are equally available to them as to our former client, and would cause undue burden and hardship to produce, and unnecessary expense to produce any such records in our possession.
The purpose of this article is not to give you a sugar buzz kill, but rather to give a brief overview of the possible personal injury and accident cases which could arise on Halloween. We want you and your children to be safe, just as we want to protect our own children.
As a child, I remember trick or treating for hours, year after year. As a candy lover, this was my favorite holiday. It is one, however, which I now realize after having handled more than 4,500 personal injury and accident cases, that comes with many risks.
1. Your neighbor may want to molest your child. Ok this sounds extreme, but there are registered child molesters in many local neighborhoods. Check your local, state or national registry before knocking on their door. The national registry is http://www.nsopw.gov. Also, just be aware that the registry only lists those sexual predators who were caught and convicted. According to a U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey, an estimated 200,000+ people are sexually assaulted every year, or one every 2 minutes. Every year, I represent many victims of child molestation and investigate the cause or contributing factors which could have prevented the assaults.
The Carnival Triumph was stranded at sea for four days following an apparent engine room fire. Following the fire, cruise ship passengers complained of deplorable and deteriorating conditions on the ship. The horrible conditions, I believe, were both preventable and foreseeable.
I was the attorney who handled the case on behalf of a passenger injured when she slipped and fell in a dimly lit hallway while the Carnival Splendor was “dead in the water” as a result of an engine room fire. The vast news coverage of the Carnival Triumph brings back deja vu with nearly identical passenger complaints and nearly identical press statements from Carnival.
On November 8, 2010, the Carnival Splendor lost all power after experiencing an engine room fire while still at sea. During the next couple of days following the fire, there were no elevators, no lights, no power, no air conditioning, no phones, no hot food, no hot drinks, no propulsion of the ship, and no flushing toilets. Defendant admitted there was no doubt the living conditions aboard the Carnival Splendor were challenging. Defendant’s president and CEO Gerry Cahill said, “Conditions on board the ship are very challenging and we sincerely apologize for the discomfort and inconvenience our guests are currently enduring.” He also said, “We know this has been an extremely trying situation for our guests and we sincerely thank them for their patience.”