On July 23, 2019
, at least three people (two men and one woman) were charged for the incident that occurred at Disneyland on July 5, 2019
. According to allegations, a family dispute quickly turned violent in the middle of Mickey’s Toontown
. The incident was witnessed by park guests, adults and children alike. The incident was caught on video and has since gone viral.
The fight goes on for a number of minutes, with Disneyland security nowhere in sight
. Eventually, the family was removed from the park.
Avery Desmond-Edwinn Robinson
, 35, of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been charged with five felonies and nine misdemeanors in association with the Disneyland incident. Robinson attacked his sister, brother-in-law, and girlfriend. He also endangered his child and at least three other children. Other accusations include threatening to kill both his brother-in-law and his sister and trying to run-over a Disneyland cast member after being escorted out by park security. These actions resulted in felony charges of domestic battery
, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with force likely to product great bodily injury
, and criminal threats
(two counts); the misdemeanor charges, specifically, included battery, child abuse, and child endangerment (multiple counts each). If convicted as charged, he could face a maximum sentence of more than seven years in state prison; his bail has been set at $1 million (based on his criminal history)
Andrea Nicole Robinson, 40
, of Compton, California, faced five misdemeanor charges; the charges included one count of assault and four separate counts of battery. Andrea Nicole Robinson is Avery Desmond-Edwinn Robinson’s sister
. If convicted, she could face a maximum sentence of two-and-a-half years in jail.
Andrea Nicole Robinson’s husband, Daman Petrie, 44, also of Compton
, faced one misdemeanor count of battery. If convicted, he could face a maximum of six months in jail.
Without a doubt, this incident has left the public with a number of questions. The most important questions being the following: where was Disneyland security? Why was the fight allowed to continue for more than four minutes? Why wasn’t the brawl stopped before it escalated?
According to reports of the incident, by the time Disneyland security responded to the calls for help, one of the men involved in the fight had already been restrained by a crowd of park guests – this occurred after he was seen beating a woman.
How Did Disneyland Fail?
Without a doubt, Disneyland cannot be directly to blame for the fight that broke out within the family. After all, they cannot control family dynamics and how families treat each other. However, Disneyland failed to take immediate action to respond to the incident and address the situation
before it escalated the way it did.
Disneyland has a duty to keep park guests safe
. They must do everything within their reach to ensure that there is no danger to any of their guests. Considering that Disneyland has some of the strictest security when it comes to entering the park (metal detector scanners/searches), it is surprising to learn that Disneyland security allowed so much time to pass before putting a stop to the situation.
This raises additional questions. Does Disneyland have enough security to handle situations like the one that occurred earlier this month? Does Disneyland really have what it takes to handle the estimated 44,000 people that visit the park every day? It is possible that Disneyland’s lack of security contributed to the escalation of the fight.
In the video and in the incident report, it is obvious that guests were calling for help; however, no body responded
. The suspects fought in front of park guests for more than four minutes; security is never on-camera during the time the fight was being filmed.
Four minutes is long enough for someone to be seriously injured in a fight. Disneyland failed to protect park guests
and address incidents promptly. Countless of innocent guests, which included children, had to witness the horrible incident. If Disneyland had addressed the situation promptly, it would have likely ended before it got as bad as it did.
As mentioned above, Disneyland has a duty to keep park guests safe
. By failing to immediately respond to the reports of the fight, Disneyland breached their duty of care to their park guests. Because of this, guests were exposed to the grizzly fight, likely suffering harm in the process. Undeniably, it is possible that some guests were physically harmed even though they were not directly involved in the fight. It is also possible that guests suffered emotional and mental distress as a direct result of the brawl that they witnessed.
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The incident that occurred on July 5 is one of a kind. What if you were physically injured in an incident that Disneyland security failed to respond to on time?
What if you suffered mental and or emotional distress as a result of prolonged exposure to the incident?
Depending on the specific details of the situation and the harm that you suffered, you might have grounds to hold Disneyland liable
The Basics of Liability
To establish liability in general, the four elements of negligence must be present. These elements are the following: duty of care; breach of duty; cause; harm. In other words, a party or entity owes you a specific duty of care. The party or entity breaches their duty of care towards you. The breach of duty causes an incident which results in harm. How can this be applied towards the incident in Disneyland?
Disneyland owes their guests a duty of care
; they must do everything within their reach to keep their guests safe. Guest safety is associated with security. Therefore, Disneyland must make sure that their security is efficient. Disneyland breaches their duty of care towards their guests. They fail to respond to reports of an incident and put their guests at risk of suffering harm. They allow the incident to continue for a prolonged time. This causes their guests to be exposed to the incident and suffer some sort of harm. When the harm suffered is a direct result of a breach of duty (failing to have appropriate security or failing to respond to an incident promptly, for example), Disneyland could be held accountable.
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This means that the parties affected by any sort of incident caused or worsened by the lack of security or the inefficiency of the security at Disneyland might have grounds to take action against Disneyland.
Could You Recover Monetary Compensation?
If you pursue a claim against Disneyland for the incident that occurred on July 5th, could you be eligible to recover monetary compensation?
Your right to recover monetary compensation depends strictly on the specific details of your claim. How much could you recover? What type of compensation could you recover? Depending on the specific details of your claim and how you were harmed, you could be eligible to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and punitive damages, for example. Depending on the specific details of your claim, you might be eligible to recover additional forms of compensation.
Because any possible compensation that you could receive depends strictly on the details of your claim, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. When you allow our experts to handle your claim, you could trust that there will always be someone fighting for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available to your claim. If you are ready to learn more about the specific compensation that you might be eligible to receive, do not hesitate to contact us today.
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