Posted On: March 15, 2011 by Steven J. Malman

Cook County Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Over Child’s 2009 Skokie Fall Accident at Circus Camp

The mother of Eliana Braun is suing the Skokie Park District and Acrofabulous Circus LLC for Cook County injuries to a minor. Linda Braun says her daughter got hurt when she fell from a cloud wing during circus camp at the Middleton School on July 7, 2009 and damaged her teeth. The Brauns are seeking Skokie personal injury compensation.

In their Cook County injury complaint, Linda accuses the defendants of inadequate supervision of the camp. She also contends that they failed to put in place the adequate safety measures to prevent camp participants from getting hurt. Linda notes that floor padding and proper spotting could have better protected Eliana from injury.

Parties charged with supervising minors can be held liable for Chicago personal injury if their negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or inaction allowed an injury accident to happen during their watch. An organized camp setting is definitely an environment where liability can become an issue if a participant were to get hurt. For example, Illinois wrongful death lawsuits were filed by the families of the teenagers that drowned during a boating accident that occurred on the Fox River in November 2008. The plaintiffs blamed the YMCA camp for not warning students that the boats were unusable at the time. Also sued for Illinois wrongful death were North Lawndale College Prep and VisionQuest Association, which organized the youth leadership retreat.

Other injuries that can occur in camp that could be grounds for an injuries to a minor lawsuit or a wrongful death case:

• Sexual assault
• Drowning accidents
• Burn injuries
• Recreational activity-related accidents
• Trip and fall accidents
• Slip and fall accidents
• Swimming injuries
• Boating accidents
• Dehydration
• Severe food poisoning

Lawsuit: Skokie girl hurt in fall during circus camp, Pioneer Local, March 14, 2011

Related Web Resources:
Skokie Park District

Acrofabulous Circus LLC

More Blog Posts:

Second Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Fox River Drowning Accident Involving Chicago High School Students, Chicago Injury Attorney Blog, January 20, 2009

Mother Sues Chicago Public Schools for Injuries to Minor After Son Breaks Femur While Class was Left Unattended, Chicago Injury Attorney Blog, April 28, 2010

Family of Toddler Reaches $2 Million Lake County, Illinois Wrongful Death Settlement with Day-Care Center, Chicago Injury Attorney Blog, March 13, 2010

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