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Stampede Suit Filed in Iowa


A July 4th parade stampede in Bellevue, Iowa, has prompted not just one lawsuit. A second one has been filed.

A couple from Illinois is suing the owner of a set of horses and a buggy, which ran wild during the annual parade. The runaway horses injured dozens of people, including the Illinois couple’s daughter. The wife of the buggy’s owner was killed.

The Illinois couple filed on behalf of their daughter, who as 6 when the accident occurred. They want fair compensation for her injuries, and payment for the costs of the lawsuit they are pursuing. The couple has also demanded trial by jury.

On the day of the accident, the father was quoted as saying, “A friend ran to pull her out of the way, but couldn’t get there in time. She was so excited to be here and catching candy.”

According to the suit, the buggy owner was negligent when operating the carriage and did not have proper control of his horses. His rigging was also unsafe, they told a New York City Injury Lawyer, nor did he have a plan if the horses ran amok. As for the city, the couple believes they are also at fault for not having a safe parade route, for their failure to protect pedestrians, for their own lack of an emergency plan, and for allowing these horses to even be in the parade.

The buggy owner’s wife was killed in the incident when she was thrown from the carriage. An NYC Personal InjuryLawyer has been unable to determine what caused the horses to behave in that manner in the first place.

The couple has stated their daughter “has and will in the future continue to suffer injuries and damages.”

An orthodontist has filed a suit very much like that of the Illinois couple. His own daughter, who was 4 at the time, suffered a serious head injury. None of the attorneys representing the parties in the suit were available to speak to anyone.

These types of incidents can lead to not only physical scars, but emotional ones as well. If you have been hurt because of the negligence of another, it is important to know that you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Compensation can include reimbursement for unpaid medical expenses, loss of income, emotional distress and more.

Recovering from injury is expensive and takes not just money, but time. While the emotional toll can never be properly compensated for, it is important to take prompt action and pursue monetary compensation for your injuries. Call Stephen Bilkis and Associates for a free consultation today.

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