In my previous post on this story, I wrote of the recent, horrific death of a 2 year old boy killed in an alligator attack at Walt Disney World in Florida. Specifically, I discussed that Disney had more than adequate reason to know that guests and visitors to their “Polynesian Village” attraction there were at risk of being injured or killed by alligators in a lagoon they maintained on that property.
Now, let’s talk about the legalities of this situation.
In my view as a Massachusetts negligence and injury attorney, Disney is in an extremely precarious legal position in this matter. The reason for this is found in the basic elements of negligence that every first year law student is taught. Those elements are contained in four terms, as follows: