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Parent of boy injured at Exton shopping mall carnival files suit against mall management and amusement companies

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The mother of a West Chester boy injured in a mall carnival’s obstacle course has filed suit against the creator of the course and the shopping mall where her son’s injury took place.

Audrey McFalls (as parent/natural guardian of Landon McFalls) of West Chester filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on July 3 versus Amusements of Rochester, Inc. (doing business as “Powers Great American Midways”) of Rochester, N.Y. and Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (doing business as “Exton Square Mall”) corporately of Philadelphia.

“On or about May 18, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m. while on defendants’ premises [the Carnival being held at the Exton Square Mall, in Exton], plaintiff was going through an obstacle course when an exposed piece of metal lacerated his scalp, causing serious and permanent personal injuries on account of which this action is brought,” the complaint states.

The lawsuit explains the plaintiff believes the defendants were negligent in failing to properly supervise the installation of the obstacle course; failing to request and supervise periodic inspections of the premises in and around the area where plaintiff was injured and failing to reasonably inspect, maintain and/or otherwise exercise due and reasonable care under the circumstance in view of the foreseeable dangers, accidents and/or injuries that could occur as a result of the conditions on the premises, among other charges.

 “As a direct and consequential result of the negligent and/or careless conduct of the defendant, described above, the [minor] plaintiff suffered various serious and permanent personal injuries, serious impairment of bodily function and/or permanent serious disfigurement and/or aggravation of pre-existing conditions, and others ills and injuries, all to [minor] plaintiff’s great loss and detriment,” the complaint says.

Based upon a lone count of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus all costs and other relief this Court deems necessary in this matter.

The plaintiff is represented by Marc I. Simon of Simon & Simon, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170700111

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