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Articles Posted in Personal Injury

carnival ridesIt’s that time of year again. Many families, trying to squeeze in one more trip before the kids head back to school, make the trek to amusement parks both near and far. Others take advantage of those special once-a-year local fairs and festivals, dazzled by the lights, enticed by the cornucopia of carnival-style foods, and thrilled by the many rides, slides, and merry-go-rounds on the midway.

Festivals, fairs, and amusement parks can be great fun. But are they safe?

Fatal Accident at State Fair in Ohio

Recently, a fair-goer was killed when a carnival ride apparently malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair. According to reports, part of the ride broke off while it was in motion. Several people on the ride fell from the air as the ride came apart and crashed to the ground. Fair officials said the ride had been inspected multiple times in the days prior to the accident.

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stop abuse
Defendants in Cape Cod personal injury lawsuits can sometimes be very creative in their attempts to avoid liability for the wrong they have caused. Fortunately, the courts usually see through these attempts to defeat justice.

Recently, an ex-husband attempted to avoid paying a judgment in a tort action brought by an ex-wife for injuries she suffered because of his alleged abuse. As grounds, he claimed that she was barred from suing him because she did not list her claim against him as a potential asset in their divorce case.

Fortunately, the appellate court saw the move for what it was:  a feeble attempt to once again victimize the plaintiff.