Many tears, sorrows, heartaches are left in the wake of the Disney World tragedy that struck Orlando a few days. Among the fall out from the fatal incident are several questions regarding premises liability as it relates to the risk posed by the surrounding waterways. Though the parents of the child say they have been overwhelmed with support, many questions abound as the public continues to debate where the blame should fall for the very unfortunate death of a child.

To that end the family issued the following statement:

“We understand the public’s interest, but as we move forward this weekend, we ask for and appreciate the privacy we need to lay our son to rest. Neither Melissa, myself or anyone from our family will be speaking publicly; we simply cannot at this time.”

Though we have no interest in assigning blame, either to the parents or to the resort, we would like to quickly discuss how businesses may be able to reduce the risk of personal injury and mitigate their liability by improving their signage and live video monitoring with video security systems.

Several have suggested that the Disney resort would have a difficult time during litigation, if it comes to that, regarding premises liability. The factors at play would be many and would include Disney’s knowledge of the risk, the steps they took to minimize the risk, whether they should have been able to foresee such an occurrence, and whether the resort provided enough information to their guests regarding the risks of alligators.

It’s been widely reported that the beach had several “No Swimming” signs near the place of the incident but no signs warning of alligators and the risk they posed. This could prove damning to Disney should their be litigation. Though it may be a case of “too little, too late”, Disney has announced that they will be adding signs warning guests of the alligators.

“The additional warning signs would not impact a case against Disney if it were go to trial. That’s because in several states, including California and Florida, adding the signs after an incident would be considered a subsequent remedial action or measure that cannot be used to establish liability at trial.”

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