Few lawsuits against Orlando parks ever go to trial

Posted Monday, March 30, 2009 9:17 AM | Contributed by ridemcoaster

Scores of lawsuits filed in the past five years have left no public record that might verify or debunk allegations that injuries were caused by the rides and attractions at the core of Central Florida's theme-park industry. An Orlando Sentinel review of 477 personal-injury lawsuits filed against the region's three big theme-park companies from the beginning of 2004 through the end of last year found 101 cases in which people say they were injured by rides or attractions owned by Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando or Busch Entertainment Corp. (which operates SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens-Tampa Bay). The rest of the suits involve everything from routine slip-and-fall accidents to allegations of show animals gone berserk.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel, as well as a follow up posted Monday.

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