Personal Injury Attorney News: Dollywood Replies to Injury Lawsuit

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Dollywood has answered to a personal injury lawsuit claiming a woman suffered serious brain, back and neck damages in December 2013 due to negligence on the division of Dollywood staffs. The complainant Tedi A. Brown appealed that, the ride she was wounded on (the Waltzing Swinger), should not have been operated in dangerous circumstances, which caused in her back injury. Dollywood, yet, claims that the plaintiff hopped from the ride, rather than dropping from it.

Brown started her lawsuit in late 2014, claiming her fall from the Waltzing Swinger (a swaying chair ride that pulls chairs up to 25 feet in the air and swing) happened in slippery and rainy weather environments, making the ride too dangerous for maneuver. Conferring to court papers, Brown fell at the finish of the ride. Thinking the ride was finished, she allegedly lifted the safety lap bar so she could leave her seat. Unluckily, the chairs were yet 10 feet in the air from the ground. Since her lap bar was raised – and as of the rainy conditions, the lawsuit states – “Brown was incapable to avoid herself from falling, diving to the concrete and in the end suffered brain injuries as well as back and neck wounds.

The lawsuit claim is – Tedi A. Brown and Derryl D. Brown v. Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, case no. 3:14-cv-00593. They lawsuit is filed in the US District Court of law for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Brown declares in her lawsuit that she requested an employee if the Waltzing Swinger would be safe to ride and was told not to be concerned, despite the fact the park’s website advises that the Waltzing Swinger may be closed during extreme weather. She allegedly suffered a brain injury, cracked sacrum, fractured coccyx, and other damages to her neck and spine, along with a broken jaw.

Conferring to The Daily Mail of January 1st 2015, Dollywood has alleged that Brown had to “unfasten the lap bar on purpose” to get out of the seat quick. And she was hurt since she jumped from the chair before the ride had completely stopped. As a consequence, the defendants have requested the courts to discharge the lawsuit.

The claim statements the ride was not appropriately equipped with locking appliances to avoid riders from trying to leave the ride early. Brown seek out around $475,000 in her claim.


By: Cobert Johnson, Personal Injury Attorney


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