Dolly Parton  Personal Injury Case

Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s Tennessee amusement park, is being sued for a personal injury allegedly sustained on one of the park’s rides. Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is reporting on that case today.

In the newly-filed lawsuit, plaintiff Tedi Brown claims she slipped from her seat on the Waltzing Swinger ride and fell onto the concrete 10 feet below. She alleges that she fell head-first and sustained broken bones and brain damage.

Mrs. Brown and her husband are seeking more than $475,000 in damages from Dollywood. They allege negligence, arguing that the park ignored the wet weather and slick conditions that caused Mrs. Brown to fall from the ride.

Berkowitz and Hanna LLC notes that if a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit owes the plaintiff a duty of care, and fails to satisfy that duty, the injured party can recover damages.

In this case the question will be whether Dollywood took reasonable care to ensure the safety of the ride. Because of the high-profile nature of the case, there is a good chance that this lawsuit will settle out of court.

Note: Berkowitz and Hanna LLC did not represent any of the parties in this case.

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