Man Injured at The Walt Disney World Resort Wins Lawsuit

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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. 

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