A tourist is suing Sea World, claiming their negligence led to injuries.
The woman filed a complaint April 18 in Orange County Circuit Court against Sea World of Florida LLC, doing business as Sea World, and Sea World LLC, alleging the company failed to reduce, minimize or eliminate foreseeable risks before they manifested themselves as dangerous conditions on the premises.
According to the complaint, on May 17, 2014, the woman was legally on the Sea World premises in Orlando as a customer when she slipped, tripped and fell on poorly maintained flooring.
As a result, the woman says she sustained bodily injury resulting in pain and suffering, permanent aggravation of a pre-existing condition, plus the expenses of hospitalization, and medical and nursing care and treatment.
She also accused Sea World of failing to warn anyone of the dangerous condition as well as failing to properly provide training to its employees regarding the proper maintenance and inspection of floors, so as to prevent a danger to a guest.
Large amusement parks like Sea World are no stranger to personal injury lawsuits. In fact, many have involved slip and falls, trip and falls and other premises liability issues. Filing a lawsuit against an amusement park is similar to filing suit against any other party: an injury occurs, a suit is filed, an investigation into the claims is conducted and a trial is held if no settlement can be reached.
Big companies like Sea World have a legal duty to keep their premises safe and free from foreseeable accidents. This includes a constant safety sweep of the grounds as well as proper training, screening and supervision of staff. When amusement parks fall short of this responsibility, they may be held liable for their negligence by victims through personal injury lawsuits. Victims may be able to recover for their medical bills, hospital expenses, lost wages from missing work, physical pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
If you have been injured while visiting Sea World or any other amusement or theme park in Florida, let our Florida Amusement Park Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton help you. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.