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Lawsuits involving theme parks and rides

  • Trips, slips dominate theme-park lawsuits

    Trips, slips dominate theme-park lawsuits

    For most people, the words "theme-park lawsuit" conjure up images of tourists complaining of serious injuries from thrill rides. But an Orlando Sentinel review of hundreds of personal-injury lawsuits found that Central Florida's theme-park guests are far more likely to sue over injuries that have...

  • Theme-park lawsuits leave questions of safety unsettled

    Theme-park lawsuits leave questions of safety unsettled

    As she left Back to the Future: The Ride one day eight years ago, Mary Ann Williams felt her right arm go numb."I felt my face drop. I couldn't talk. And then I passed out," she said in recalling those moments outside the Universal Studios attraction Jan. 3, 2001.Williams, then 35 and in apparent...

  • One woman's case against a theme park

    CaseMary Ann Williams vs. Universal City Development Partners ComplaintWilliams, then 35, of Prairieville, La., said the stroke she suffered Jan.3, 2001, was caused by "many jerking movements" on Back to the Future: The Ride in Universal Studios. She sued Universal's parent company Dec.30, 2004,...

  • Top 5 Central Florida theme park rides that draw lawsuits

    Here are the top 5 Central Florida theme-park rides among those that have generated the most personal-injury lawsuits during the past 5 years. Eleven others — from Disney World's peaceful boat ride, It's a Small World, to SeaWorld's high-speed roller coaster, Kraken — have each attracted 2. Dudley...

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