Worker charged in amusement park accident in which girl was critically injured

The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports that Charles A. Carnell, 33, has been charged with a felony in the amusement park accident that critically injured Teagan Marti, 12, of Parkland Florida.

After investigating the accident that left Marti with numerous fractures, spinal injuries, internal injuries, brain injuries and permanent partial paralysis, the Sauk County district attorney’s office found that the accident was caused by criminal negligence on the part of the ride’s operator, Carnell.

Carnell faces a fine of more than $100,000 and up to 25 years in jail.

Every year approximately four people die in amusement park accidents. In this case, it is clear that the district attorney’s office feels the ride operator was criminally negligent. However, Teagan’s personal injury attorney will also want to have the following questions answered: “Were operators properly trained?” “Was the ride manufacturer and installer negligent in designing a ride which would allow a rider to be released before the safety net was in place?” “Did the amusement park owner have ever measure in place to insure safety?”

Teagan’s attorney may prevail in a negligence lawsuit which could provide Teagan and her family with compensation which would pay for her medical bills and care for ongoing medical and educational needs.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We reprsent people who have suffered serious injuries due to the negligent or criminal act of another. We also have more than 40 years experience represent families with their wrongful death claims.

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