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Who is Responsible for Accidents at Amusement Parks?

Amusement park injuries and deaths are much higher than the public’s perception.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) tracks injuries and deaths at the nation’s many amusement parks.  Since 2010 there have been over 20 fatalities at amusement parks.  Annually, there are over 30,000 reported injuries.  Statistics are generated for major parks such as…

What Does it Mean to “Assume the Risk”?

Assumption of Risk in Daily Activities Do you know what it means to “assume the risk” of an activity? Many activities involve an element of risk. Some are inherent to the activity undertaken such as shooting off fireworks. However, people undertake tasks every day that are less threatening than shooting off fireworks. These tasks also…

Litigating with Minors

Minors present some interesting challenges to any litigation.  People under the age of 18, in Missouri, do not have legal standing to do many things in their own names.  Statutory procedures are in place that govern may of the situations one will encounter when a minor suffers a personal injury or inflicts personal injury on…