Residents of Georgia have likely heard of the magician David Copperfield, who has become the subject of a lawsuit. A British tourist filed a claim stating that he experienced a slip and fall injury after David Copperfield asked him to take part in his magic act. The tourist’s attorney explained to the jury that it was only a matter of time before an accident occurred.
The lawyer said that the magician’s “Thirteen” illusion was unsafe and that the tourist was not warned in advance about possible dangers should he agreed to participate in the show. The attorney further explained that people typically feel safe when under the supervision of a celebrity. He explained that no one expects to incur an injury while participating in a magician’s act.
The tourist participated in the show during November 2013 and filed his claim in 2014. The tourist’s lawyer told the jury that the participant had to walk on a path leading through a maze of hallways that eventually led to a door. The tourist was supposed to walk through the door. Unfortunately, he never had a chance to complete his goal because he suddenly experienced a slip-and-fall injury without any warning.
Individuals in a public space expect to be safe, or the owner of the property may be subject to premises liability should a visitor become injured. A person who has had a slip-and-fall injury caused by negligence has a legal right to file a lawsuit. A personal injury attorney may be able to evaluate the facts and decide whether to pursue damages against the liable party. It may be possible to recoup medical costs and other damages during negotiation or by trial in court.