On behalf of Smiley & Smiley, LLP posted in Premises Liability on Monday, March 24, 2008.
A woman has filed a lawsuit seeking $50,000 in damages claiming that she suffered "severe and permanent injuries" when she was pushed down a flight of stairs by the crowd at Oprah's show. The claim is that the show was negligent in failing to properly handle the crowd control. Would I take this case?? Is it legit?
It depends on two things: First, how bad are the injuries - is it just a sore back or did she fracture something requiring surgery? Unless its a very real injury forget it - no case. Second, what was the crowd like? It's certainly foreseeable that some fanatic Oprah fans came storming in and knocked her down. If that's known to happen, then the show must take reasonable steps to prevent people from getting knocked down and injured - if they don't its called negligence. Once more facts are revealed, I'll let you know if this case is legit or bullshit!
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