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Celebrity Personal Injury Cases

Celebrity Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases happen to everyone, including celebrities. Though the parties involved can be tight-lipped about the legal proceedings themselves, news sources still manage to dig up interesting information about these cases. From falling through trapdoors to getting hit with falling backdrops, celebrities and those close to them have suffered some serious injuries in the pursuit of fame. Adrian Bailey vs. Disney In 2008, a cast member of the Broadway performance of “The Little Mermaid” fell through a trapdoor. Adrian Bailey, the injured party, broke his back, pelvis, sternum, wrists, and foot. He said that there weren’t warnings about the trapdoor, which could have prevented him falling through. Lawyers filed several lawsuits, including one against Nicson, the manufacturer of the automated trapdoor, and one against Disney. Nicson was found not liable because “human error” and not a design defect was the reason the trapdoor was open. Brett Michaels vs. CBS In 2011, Brett Michaels, lead singer of the band Poison, sued CBS and the Tony Awards for an injury he sustained during a show in 2009. During the Tony Awards that year, he was exiting the stage at Radio City Music Hall, and a backdrop came down on his head. Michaels ended up with three stitches in his lip and a broken nose. He said that, though he asked for details on how to exit the stage, he didn’t have the right information, which is why the backdrop came down on him. In 2010, Michaels had a brain hemorrhage and felt the 2009 injury was part of the cause. Neither party in the lawsuit would give details about the...

Theme Park Safety Tips

Theme parks are a great way to have fun as a family. There are rides that are suitable for everyone’s comfort level, delicious foods, and fun activities like parades and live shows. We’ve compiled a list of safety tips to keep in mind for your next theme park vacation to avoid any serious injuries and make for a memorable trip! 1. Wear Sunscreen When walking around all day in a huge theme park, it’s important to apply sunscreen 20 minutes before arriving, and reapply regularly. No one wants to deal with a stinging, itchy sunburn on their vacation. Set a timer on your phone to help you easily remember when it’s time to reapply.   2. Stay hydrated It’s important to keep yourself hydrated to avoid serious health issues that could wind up ruining your family vacation. Symptoms of dehydration can include dry mouth, dizziness, headaches, and confusion. To avoid these complications, have each member of your family or group carry a reusable water bottle and refill at water fountains often. You can even get a nifty one with a strap for hands-free fun!   3. Keep your health in mind If you have a known condition that could be agitated by intense rides, know your limits. If you’re prone to motion sickness or have high blood pressure, heart, back or neck pain, inner ear infections, or experience Claustrophobia, some theme park rides can present a health risk. Some roller coasters involve sudden turns or flips, fast speeds, and safety restraints that can agitate conditions. Roller coasters are also not recommended for women who are pregnant. If you have an...