Civil justice watch dog group says lawyers playing into hype to create business

Posted Thursday, August 1, 2002 4:59 AM | Contributed by superellen

Personal injury lawyers are attempting to create a "cottage industry" by linking brain injuries to thrill rides at amusement parks, said the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA). ATRA cited statistics by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that showed more people were injured in 2000 using trampolines, golf equipment and bicycles than were injured on or in amusement rides of all types.

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