Dylan DeLeon, 3 at the time of the incident, suffered severe lacerations to his face in October of 2004, when he and his siblings were walking through a spinning tunnel in the Amazing Chicago Funhouse Maze at Navy Pier. DeLeon became trapped under a metal walkway while going through the tunnel, and sustained a substantial crescent-shaped cut to the right side of his face; spanning from his mouth to his ear. DeLeon’s facial injuries required the removal of multiple teeth, as well as reconstructive surgery. The Monday following the accident, DeLeon’s mother retained a personal injury attorney and filed a civil claim against the owners of the Attraction, Amazing Ventures, LLC, for her son’s pain, suffering, and extensive injuries. An investigation indicated that an alarm on the attraction did go off when the small boy was drug under the walkway, but how the boy got over the 42-inch safety fence is still inconclusive. Although proper safety measures were exercised at the time of the incident Amazing Ventures, LLC did not have the proper permit to operate the attraction that DeLeon was injured on, and in addition, “They [Amazing Ventures, LLC employees] just kept asking questions. They said they had to see how badly he was hurt before they’d call for medical (help). It took 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive,” according to a relative of DeLeon.
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Although the incident occurred nearly a decade ago, this case is a prime example of how important it is to consult with an attorney and to pursue a civil suit when a victim is injured as the result of another responsible party. Although safety precautions were present at the time of this accident, the company responsible for this incident did not have the proper permit to operate such an attraction. Without proper permits there is no way to guarantee that attractions, like the one mentioned above, are being operated efficiently and in the safest manner possible. Furthermore, lack of permit can also deem the company liable for any injuries that customers sustain while utilizing their rides/attractions. Filing a civil claim in a scenario like this one would ensure that the victim/victim’s family is not burdened with costly medical bills, and serves as a means for compensation for the pain and suffering the victim experienced. Questions regarding potential personal injury claims can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.
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Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in personal injury accidents, automobile accidents, wrongful death lawsuits, work place accidents, and product liability claims throughout the United States. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous personal injury accident cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court in multiple states across the U.S., and is a member of the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters’ Super Lawyers Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with personal injury cases and automobile accidents. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.