Appeals court says doctor can sue Cedar Fair over broken wrist suffered on Great America bumper cars

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 12:29 PM | Contributed by Jeff

In a ruling Friday, a divided San Jose-based state appeals court found that a local doctor could sue the owners of Great America for a broken wrist suffered while riding a bumper car with her son in 2005. The decision overturned a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge's decision to toss the lawsuit because of the conclusion the park did not have a legal duty to guarantee against such an injury.

Read more from The Mercury News.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 4:32 PM

I understand injuries happen on rides. However, there are safety guidelines posted at the entrance to every ride. There are risks and dangers on going on all rides. However, most states are in control of making sure each season they are up to standards set by the state or they would not open them.

Head on collisions have always been frowned upon. The problem is if this is an open ride, meaning no middle circle to direct the flow of the cars then these things do happen. They probably happened the same day numerous times. The problem is that as soon as someone is hurt they seek legal action. The missing fact is that these people do not take the responsible actions for riding rides, as posted in guidelines at the ride or in a brochure that is passed out to many people as they go into the park. I have to check but im betting that the bumper cars are at least a three if not a four in the cedar fair ride ratings.


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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 4:49 PM
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Rue Le Dodge is a 4

http://www.cagreatamerica.com/images/attractions/11cga_ride_guidelines_v2.pdf


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