Parents sue on behalf of son injured in Pittsburgh laser tag facility

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 9, 2018


PITTSBURGH – A couple whose son was allegedly injured while playing a game of indoor laser tag have filed a lawsuit against the entertainment entities that own and are responsible for the laser tag facility.

Jeffrey and Eva George (individually and as parents and natural guardians of Elias George) of Aspinwall filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 4 versus Funfest Entertainment, James A. Rudolph, S&R Restaurant and William C. Rudolph (collectively doing business as “Funfest Entertainment”), all of Pittsburgh.

On Jan. 9, 2016, Elias was playing laser tag, but the lawsuit claims a series of dangerous conditions caused him to lose his balance and/or collide violently with a hard object, thereby sustaining serious and permanent injuries.

These conditions are said to have included: “Insufficient lighting; deviations in the walking surface, resulting in uneven-ness; unpadded hard objects in walking lanes; lack of supervision and lack of any posted or other warnings of the [aforementioned] dangerous conditions” along with the corresponding negligence in allowing children to be in such an environment, failing to conduct a reasonable inspection of the property and violating the laws governing said processes.

Subsequently, Elias is said to have suffered traumatic brain injury; a facial laceration requiring sutures; permanent scarring; shock to his nerves and nervous systems, plus other severe and serious injuries, which have caused to sustain pain, inconvenience, embarrassment and mental anguish, impaired health, strength and vitality, future loss of enjoyment of life and future medical bills.

For counts of negligence, infliction of emotional distress to plaintiff Eva George and expenditure of medical costs by the adult plaintiffs, the plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $35,000, plus interest and costs.

The plaintiffs are represented by Pellegrino Certa of Accident & Injury Law Group, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-18-000219

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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