By Jonathan Safran, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Typically, amusement parks and theme parks are great fun and a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends. Unfortunately for some amusement and theme parks are the sites of tragic injuries that a person must endure for a lifetime. In some instances, visitors including children die at theme parks and amusement parks. What should be a place of joy and fun turns into a place of sorrow and grief.
In Wisconsin, a 13 year old girl – Teagan Marti – fell approximately 100 feet to the ground from an amusement park ride. She was hospitalized in Wisconsin and then transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. The incident took place at the Extreme World Amusement Park located in Wisconsin Dells. Safety devices in the form of nets and air bags were not raised. As a result thereof, Teagan suffered serious personal injuries to her brain, spine, liver and other organs. She spent a month a a children’s hospital based in Madison, Wisconsin – American Family Children’s Hospital.The ride operator has been charged criminally by Wisconsin authorities for the incident. You can read more about Teagan’s injuries and the incident at 13 Year Old Girl (Teagan Marti) Released from Hospital Following Injuries from 100 Feet Drop at Wisconsin Amusement Park.