Official claims owner’s had knowledge of the dangers of the design
A personal injury and drowning accident lawyer discusses the criminal prosecutions related to this tragedy.
In a previous post, we reported on the criminal indictments returned by a Kansas City, KS grand jury against officials of Schlitterbahn Waterpark-Kansas City. In today’s post our theme park personal injury/drowning accident attorney will examine the business practices of the Schlitterbahn corporation, the park’s owner and the operator of four additional theme parks in Texas.
As we noted in our earlier posting, the grand jury indicted five people or corporations that it felt were responsible for the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab in 2016. In addition to privately-held Schlitterbahn, the four individuals or corporations named in the indictments were:
As our theme park accident and drowning accident lawyer has pointed out, is not unusual for wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit to be filed after accidents such as those resulting in the death of young Caleb Schwab. In fact, the Schwab family settled such a lawsuit out-of-court within a year of the accident for a reported $20 million! Whatis unusual about this case is the fact that that the evidence presented in a civil lawsuit has led to criminal charges against the venue and its officers / employees.
During the preliminary phase of the Schwab family’s lawsuit, “whistleblowers” within the Schlitterbahn Waterpark-Kansas City organization alerted the family’s lawyers to several disturbing facts concerning the history of theVerruckt, which had been certified as “the world’s tallest waterslide” by theGuinness Book of World Records. Among those revelations were:
From the information presented in this post, as well as in other posts presented on this web site, three facts should be obvious:
While this post does not attempt to suggest thatall theme park owners and/or operators are concealing information from the public, it is certainly possible that other parks have kept, or will keep, such information private in an effort to reduce the possibility that they could be held liable for an injury to a park patron. With the approach of summer and the vacation season, we will continue to monitor the news media for reports on theme park accidents as our contribution to protecting you and your family from unnecessary injuries and other such losses.
Our nationwide firm has more local offices than any other theme park personal injury / wrongful death practice in the United States. If you, or a family member, suffered an injury while attending such a venue, we would like to hear from you. Our initial consultation with you regarding your potential case is always free and does not obligate to retain our firm. Should you decide to ask us to represent you in your case, we will assume responsibility for all aspects (including financial) of your case in return for an agreed-upon percentage of the final settlement that we will win for you.
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