Philadelphia personal injury lawyers say a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a New Jersey girl who was injured after a pole fell on her at an amusement-park ride. Gia Mastroserio, who was 13-years-old at the time of the accident, was riding in the rear seat of Morey’s Sea Dragon, a ride at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood.
Gia was struck by a part of the tall steel pole at the center of the ride when it broke off and fell onto the gondola she was in on Aug. 19, 2011. She suffered injuries to her face, hands, and arms. The complaint filed alleges that Morey’s was negligent because Chance Rides Inc., maker of the Sea Dragon, had warned amusement parks to remove or inspect the pole because it could collapse. The pole is made to look like a ship’s mast but serves no structural function.
Gia’s accident occurred just 10 weeks after an 11-year-old girl died when she fell from the giant Ferris wheel at Morey’s.
Each year, hundreds of people suffer injuries on rides at amusements parks. Those injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to more severe injuries such as whiplash, neck and back injuries, heart attacks, broken bones and internal injuries. In addition, head, brain or spinal cord injuries can occur as well as death.
Last month, a 52-year-old Dallas mother fell to her death from a roller coaster at Six Flags Entertainment Corp. According to reports, the woman fell from the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, and had been overheard complaining that the safety bar had not completely engaged just moments before the 14-story ride began.
The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling personal injury cases involving injuries to children or adults as a result of defective rides at amusement parks. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury lawyers and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you have suffered an injury resulting from an amusement park ride or any other type of personal injury, contact the personal injury lawyers of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More