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Kentucky Kingdom defends against injury allegations

Management of Louisville-based amusement park Kentucky Kingdom recently contended that the two personal injury lawsuits filed separately by Felicia Evans and Brandon McLellan against the park were false and are simply an attempt to extort the company, The Courier-Journal reported on October 22.

Kentucky Kingdom’s chief investor Ed Hart made known to the public a signed affidavit from a friend of the plaintiff which claimed that Evans intended to purposefully get injured in order to receive money. In her lawsuit, Evans alleged that she struck her head on the park’s Voodoo Express water slide ride due to the ride’s lack of stability, and now she is experiencing seizures. Hart, however, claimed the two plaintiffs did not follow the park rules and went down the slide together without listening to the lifeguards present.

Evans’ legal counsel said since they filed the lawsuit, his legal office has gotten calls from at least five people who said they were also hurt while using the Kentucky Kingdom rides.

If you were hurt in a personal injury accident in Louisville, you can ask help from our attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm to pursue financial compensation from those responsible for your plight. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050 to learn more.

Comedian George Wallace awarded $1.3M in Vegas hotel lawsuit

Sixty-one-year-old comedian-actor George Wallace was awarded around $1.3 million in a civil negligence and personal injury lawsuit he filed against the Bellagio Las Vegas Hotel Casino by an Nevada jury’s six-two vote on Tuesday, April 8 after two weeks of testimonies and around 12 hours of jury deliberation.

The jury ruled that Bellagio should pay Wallace $1.2 million for lost income, $100,000 for pain and suffering, and $8,500 for medical bills due to the large injuries he sustained when he tangled his leg in wires onstage at the resort in 2007 for a private event for HSBC Card Services, Inc.. Wallace’s medical expenses, based on calculations from both the defense and the prosecution, amount to $9,525.

When property owners fail to make their properties safe for other people, they them at risk of injury or even death in the worst circumstances. As such, they should be held liable for such negligence. Call our attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm if you or a loved one in Louisville has been harmed by a property owner’s negligence by dialing (502) 584-5050, and find out how we can possibly help.