Personal Injury Claims Against Disney
In the past few years, lawsuits against Disney have been increasing at an alarming rate. If you are the victim of a lawsuit against Disney, then you are likely already aware that the plaintiff is the one who has filed the lawsuit. But what if you aren’t? And who gets sued, if someone files a personal injury or malpractice suit against Disney?
There are three major categories of personal injury suits against Disney. The first category is that of negligence and/or fraudulent acts. Disney, in its own interests, has taken steps to avoid lawsuits against it. For example, there is Disney World’s policy of requiring all their employees to be licensed by the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFRS). As such, Disney World has taken precautions to ensure their employees are not required to attend a DFRS licensed school.
Another category of personal injury or fraud lawsuits against Disney is that of product liability. Disney products fall into a variety of categories, including television shows, theme parks, cartoon characters, books, movies, and more.
Personal injuries and the fraudulent acts category are relatively straightforward. However, the third category of personal injury lawsuits against Disney is not as straightforward. These cases involve the legal defense of the Disney Company itself.
The Disney Company is a publicly held corporation. They are required to conduct business according to the law and must provide refunds and other monetary remedies to those who are dissatisfied with their services. When a lawsuit is filed against them, the defendant usually files a countersuit. That countersuit usually points to the plaintiff and his/her complaints against the Disney Company.
As noted above, Disney has taken steps to avoid lawsuits against them. That being said, a company cannot sue another for malpractice if the injury was caused by negligence or a failure to exercise reasonable care.
Therefore, a Disney Corporation can take advantage of a consumer complaint about their service and file a lawsuit against the consumer themselves. Or, they can hire a firm to do the filing and let the firm to represent them in court. While you can receive compensation from a lawsuit against Disney, the firm will also receive a portion of that settlement.
Hopefully you are aware of the three types of personal injury claims against Disney. Hopefully, you are also aware of the three different categories of personal injury lawsuits against Disney. Now that you are, hopefully, you’ll be able to make an educated decision on the type of legal action you should take.
While you might think these lawsuits are fairly simple, most personal injury claims against Disney are quite complex. This is because the laws surrounding the nature of Disney’s business, and the nature of the company’s legal counsel, are different from state to state, and county to county.
For example, in Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims against Disney is two years. In Texas, the statute of limitations is one year.
It is important to understand that there are different rules regarding what in Florida and Texas call “common-law”tort”. In Florida, the first two years after an injury are considered the statute of limitation period.
Most personal injury lawsuits against Disney are brought in this state by law firms. The purpose of the law firm is to protect the rights of the Disney Corporation and other Disney employees who are injured while on company property. If the law firm does not win the case, it has an alternative to filing a lawsuit: hiring another firm to pursue the claim.
Finally, you must understand that personal injury lawsuits against Disney come with certain risks. These risks are unique to the state where you are filing the claim.