According to the chicagotribune.com website, a woman has filed a lawsuit against the Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society alleging that they encouraged the dolphins to splash water onto the spectator area causing the floors to become wet. The woman alleges in the lawsuit that she slipped and fell, seriously hurting herself. She is suing for medical expenses, lost wages, and the mental and physical suffering she has experienced since the fall; totaling more than $50,000 according to her lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims that the zoo “recklessly and willfully trained and encouraged the dolphins to throw water at the spectators in the stands making the floor wet and slippery” and that they “failed to provide warnings of the slippery floor, failed to provide mats when the staff knew the floor would get wet and slippery.”
Slip and fall cases involve accidents that occur due to negligent maintenance, or unsafe and dangerous conditions upon property owned by someone other than the accident victim. Property owners and business establishments have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises. Common situations giving rise to premises accidents include uneven floor surfaces, poorly marked changes in elevation, slippery surfaces, broken sidewalks, uneven elevators and broken steps. A telling stat reports that overall falling is the second leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States after auto accidents.
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