On August 8, 2016, three girls were riding a gondola-style ferris wheel at the Greene County Fair in Tennessee. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the car in which they were riding became stuck on another car and began tipping as the ferris wheel rotated. The girls fell about 35-40 feet to the ground. One of the girls sustained a traumatic brain injury and another sustained a broken arm.
Carnivals and fairs are a common sight throughout the New York area during the summer and early fall. Guests often assume they are safe and that the rides are properly maintained. Unfortunately, stories like this one paint an entirely different picture. When an accident occurs, questions will undoubtedly arise concerning whether this equipment was properly supervised and maintained. A failure to properly perform these duties which results in injuries to a guest may give rise to a personal injury lawsuit grounded in negligence. The only way to know for sure is to contact experienced personal injury attorneys to determine whether there is the basis for a lawsuit.
All of the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool are extremely experienced and well versed in handling all types of personal injury claims. Indeed, personal injury law is the only type of law that we practice. We understand that your individual matter is your only case and the outcome can be critical to the future of yourself and your family. Our attorneys are selective about the cases we take, which allows us to concentrate on representing clients who have been seriously injured or killed in New York.
If you or someone you love have suffered a serious injury from an accident at a carnival, amusement park or fair, you may be eligible to receive compensation for any damages incurred by your fall. For a free review of your legal options, call 212-406-1700 or contact us online. Our firm will review your case to see what compensation may be available to you.