Man Injured at The Walt Disney World Resort Wins Lawsuit

Please note: some posts may contain affiliate links which means our team could earn money if you purchase products from our site


A man from Virginia recently won his 5 year legal battle with The Disney World Resort, after he suffered a Brain Injury when he was hit by a 10-foot Crossfire advertising balloon that was tethered to a tree. It somehow came undone and hit him in the head as he walked through the trade show area at Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. He claims he still has headaches as a result of the accident.

He got treatment but 2 days later he was in a paintball tournament. 

Owen Peterson’s case was originally dismissed because of a legal waiver Peterson signed after his injury. Later on, a Florida appeals court reversed the decision. They said Disney’s waiver should not keep Peterson’s suit from continuing. Disney decided not have a Supreme Court review, but they did say they think the suit is without merit and they will respond to the allegations in court.

“For Mr. Peterson, it means he now has the chance to go back and litigate his suit against Disney for the injuries,” his attorney Dineen Wasylik said.

Owen Peterson filed the original lawsuit in 2010 against a few others, including Crossfire Inc., which is the company that was a vendor at the paintball tournament.

The original lawsuit was asking for over $15,000 in compensation. 



Let our friends at Destinations to Travel help you book your next Disney Vacation. They are the preferred Travel Agency of Chip and Company and Disney Addicts, and who we use ourselves.

Get started below for your FREE No Obligation Quote.

Book With our friends at Destinations to Travel

MM slash DD slash YYYY
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

For the BEST in Disney, Universal, Dollywood, and SeaWorld Theme Park News, Entertainment, Merchandise & More follow us on, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. Don't forget to check out the Chip and Company Radio Network too!

Written by:

193 Posts

Posting the Disney News
View All Posts
Follow Me :