Orlando theme parks explore small numbers
Published: March 30, 2009 at 10:32 AM
The majority of the suits filed never make it to a courtroom, either. The Sentinel found that just seven cases filed since 2004 have gone to trial and reached a verdict. And that the parks won all seven. (And the parks recouped their legal fees in at leats one of them.) Basically, if you are among the tiny fraction of people who have a realistic case against a park, you and the park likely settle.
When I worked in the parks, I witnessed plenty of incidents that could have risen to the level of a suit. But, the data show, they almost never do. Despite the bloviating of people clamoring for lawsuit reform, most people and companies are reasonable and can settle up or deal with incidents before juries get involved.