Disney has settled a lawsuit filed by a Guest who allegedly slipped and fell on the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride at the Magic Kingdom. Back in June 2015, Lynn Barrett was a passenger on the ride when allegedly she tripped and fell in a puddle of water that accumulated in the bottom of one of the ride’s boats.
The lawsuit claims that Disney should have done a better job inspecting the boats. Disney stated that there is a sign in place warning Guests that they may get wet and that water is not a “hidden danger.”
In an email to Disney, Barrett disclosed that she suffered a bruise on the left side of her body and a twisted ankle from the fall. Barret’s doctor’s diagnosed her with “complex regional pain syndrome.” Barrett was looking for $15,000 in damages claiming mental anguish, medical expenses, and loss of earnings among other things.
Barrett has undergone several medical procedures from the alleged fall including nerve blocks and even surgery. Her attorney stated, “…under the best case scenario Ms. Barrett is looking at approximately $318,033.26 in future medical expenses, and under the worst case scenario she’s looking at approximately $466,470.76 in future medical expenses.”
Details of the settlement and the amount of the settlement are yet to be released. The fall was not originally reported to Disney. Injuries on rides are required to be reported to the state and become public. There were no reported injuries on Pirates of the Caribbean in June 2015.
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