Four People Injured In Brawl At Six Flags Theme Park In Gurnee
Personal Injury - June 1, 2023
Six Teens Arrested Following Brawl At Six Flags Theme Park In Gurnee
GURNEE, ILLINOIS (Jun 1, 2023) – At least four people were injured after a fight erupted at the Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee.
Gurnee police officials are saying that the attack took place around 7:15 p.m. on Memorial Day. Witnesses are saying that a fight broke out between two groups of people inside of the park not far from the front gates.
The fight eventually spread to the parking lot. Gurnee police arrived at the scene and were able to break up the brawl. An estimated six people were injured.
Four teenage suspects from Indiana have been arrested. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Attacks In Gurnee
Theme parks are supposed to be places where individuals and families can relax and enjoy time off. But far too often, guests have to deal with outbursts of violence. According to Science Daily, “Crime rates are likely to be higher in neighbourhoods near theme parks which are major tourist attractions, according to new findings published in the peer-reviewed journal Justice Quarterly.” There are a number of steps that theme parks can take to prevent fights inside of the park.
- Theme parks should have security measures like cameras.
- Theme parks should have security guards on staff.
- Theme parks should intervene quickly to diffuse violence.
Depending on the facts of any case, a theme park could be liable if someone is injured in an attack at the park. Pursuant to Illinois Civil Code (740 ILCS 130/1), property owners must maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. This includes taking steps to protect guests from violent crimes. Businesses that are in high-crime areas will typically need greater security measures than other businesses. When a business or government entity fails to take reasonable measures to prevent attacks, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of violent crime often suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
It can be hard to know where to begin after any instance of violent crime. Many victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after an attack. Any person that is assaulted at a theme park may be able to seek some measure of accountability through a civil claim. It is important that all evidence is properly preserved after any attack.
Investigating Attacks At Six Flags Great America
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this attack at Six Flags Great America. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to make this theme park safer.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured at Six Flags Great America? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of premises liability attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.