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Golf Cart Accident at the Indiana State Fair Injures a Toddler

Steve Wagner

A freak accident at the Indiana State Fair resulted in injuries to an 18-month-old child.

The vendor in charge of a golf cart at the north side of the Fairgrounds had left the cart unattended with the key in the ignition. Two children entered the cart. One of them hit the accelerator, causing the other toddler to fall in front of the cart. The gas pedal was pushed, causing the golf cart to move forward and crush the fallen child. The rear wheels hit the arm, shoulder and rib cage area of the toddler.

The injured toddler was rushed to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries and will hopefully recover soon. The child’s fast recovery, however, does not lessen the possibility of a case for seeking personal injury damages. In such situations, there may be grounds to sue the vendor for negligence; in this case, leaving the golf cart unattended with the keys in it. There may also be a case to sue the Fair organizers for premises liability for failure to adopt reasonable safety precautions. It may even be possible to sue the parents of the child who pressed the gas pedal, for their failure to properly supervise the child’s activity.

However, it takes in depth research and investigation, including going into the finer details of the specific case, examining eyewitness reports, reviewing all applicable legislations and statutory provisions, looking into precedents, and much more, before filing a strong personal injury lawsuit.

The highly skilled and resourceful Indiana injury attorneys of Wagner Reese are the right choice to represent you in such cases involving injury to children. Contact us at (888) 204-8440 for a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys. We do not charge any money upfront, and you do not have to pay us anything until you receive your settlement.


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