The parents of a 7-year-old boy who died on an amusement park ride have tentatively settled their lawsuit against a New York county for $1.25 million. According to the NBC news report, the Defendant County also agreed to set up a scholarship in the boy’s name. The settlement was announced in the state Supreme Court in White Plains. The boy’s parents, from Norwalk, Connecticut, had accused Westchester County of negligence in their son’s August 2005 death as the county owns the amusement park. The boy was on Playland’s Ye Old Mill, an indoor boat ride. He got out of his boat soon after the ride started and somehow ended up in its channel of water, dead from a blunt head injury. Officials acknowledged that the ride was understaffed.
Town of Herndon and Leesburg injury lawyer Doug Landau has represented the families, workers and children who have been injured at playgrounds, amusement parks, fairs and circuses. If you or someone you know has been injured or involved in a fatal accident at an amusement park, fair, circus or playground and has questions about the laws governing claims for restitution, e-mail us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., or call 703-796-9555 today.