Monday, December 8, 2014

Injuries at Kentucky Amusement Park: Real or Contrived?

Will the party I am suing claim that I falsified my injuries?

A favorite summer pastime for children and adults alike is a trip to the local water park.  Unfortunately, many fail to realize the potential for injury that accompanies the summer fun.  Two individuals are claiming that they were seriously injured at a recently reopened Kentucky amusement park and park representatives are denying the allegations.

Kentucky Kingdom is the amusement park at the Kentucky Exposition Center.  Two friends, Felicia Evans and Brandon McClellan, are claiming that they suffered injuries on a trip to the park in June.  The pair rode the waterslide Voodoo Express and alleges that Evans hit her head and that McClellan injured his arm.  They both received medical attention at the park and Evans was brought to the hospital on the day in question.  Both parties are represented by the same attorney and brought personal injury suits against the park, including claims of negligence on behalf of park employees.

In response to the lawsuit, park representatives are contending that the allegations are untrue.  The chief investigator for Kentucky Kingdom asserts that he has evidence that Evans went to the park in June with the intention of sustaining an injury and filing a lawsuit.  He also claims that the pair rode Voodoo Express in a double tube, exceeding the weight limit, and without waiting for approval from lifeguards.  Apparently, Evans was a season ticket holder and frequent visitor to the park.  She allegedly visited the park after the incident in question and had her season pass revoked for attempting to enter a restricted area.

Representatives have noted that the park has a good reputation and that the claims will be detrimental.  The attorney representing Evans and McClellan claims that he has been in contact with other individuals claiming that they were injured at the park, and even on Voodoo Express.

Personal injuries can arise in a variety of settings.  If you are injured, it is important to act quickly and hire an experienced attorney to represent you.  Contact Warren and Barren County, Kentucky personal injury attorney Flora Templeton Stuart by calling (888)782-9090 to schedule a consultation today.