A 10yr old girl was tragically killed on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival. The festival takes place at Rosenhayne Fairgrounds in Bridgeton, New Jersey.
We are deeply saddened to hear of this nightmare of an accident.
According to NJ.com, the girl was ejected from the “extreme” ride, the Super Sizzler, and severely injured. She was rushed to Cooper University Hospital by air but unfortunately pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The ride was provided by Skelly Amusements out of Williamstown.
There are no words to describe the pain a parent feels from having a child who is injured in a terrible accident like the one above and the loss of a child is devastating. Knowing that such an accident was preventable makes the tragedy even more painful.
If parents or loved one have questions, it is a good idea to contact a personal injury lawyer for legal advice. An attorney can take care of answering all of your questions and handle any investigation so you don’t have to worry about it. Also, if a carnival or ride is going to close and possibly move, it is a good idea to have an expert look at it and take pictures and measurements and possibly interview witnesses. Wrongful death cases are both complex and time sensitive. There are very likely going to be multiple parties involved and those parties are going to have insurers who are going to point their finger at everyone else.
Not only can a legal claim often help the family with some form of compensation and closure but these lawsuits also help prevent tragic accidents from reoccurring to other children.
Most disclaimers are irrelevant, especially if someone under the age of 18 is injured.
After an injury, many people point to ride disclaimers. These disclaimers are often found on the back of ticket stubs or on signs at carnivals. Many disclaimers state that the “we’re not responsible for injuries or death”. In general, these disclaimers are often NOT legally binding and if your son or daughter is injured due to a manufacturer defect or someone’s negligence you most likely still have a right to be compensated.
After any carnival accident resulting in a serious injury or a death, be sure to contact an experienced lawyer who focuses on personal injury law as soon as possible. Before the dust settles, there are insurers working against you and we believe families should focus on grieving and getting help after such an incident, not litigating claims.
Whether you choose to contact us or another law firm after a carnival accident, please be sure you do so quickly. Find a compassionate attorney who you mesh well with. A seasoned attorney can prove product liability and/or negligence.
Attorney Edith Pearce has worked with several parents and is licensed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is a caring and compassionate wrongful death attorney. Contact her at any time regarding a wrongful death anywhere in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.