CA cemetery sued for premises liability after coyote attack

On behalf of Anderlini & McSweeney LLP posted in Premises Liability on Friday, October 25, 2013.

When customers enter businesses they expect, without even thinking, to be protected from harm. This means the business’s premises should be inspected for dangers, the dangers should be remedied quickly, and customers should be put on notice of dangerous property conditions. If a business fails take any of these steps, then the customer can be seriously injured.

A bizarre, but illustrative, example of such an instance can be seen in a recent Premises liability lawsuit against Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles. According to the lawsuit, a woman was visiting her mother’s gravesite when she was viciously attacked by a coyote. The woman claims to have suffered severe and permanent injuries as a result of the attack. Additionally, the victim argues Forest Lawn failed to take preventative measures to prevent such an attack and failed to warn visitors that such a risk existed.

Bizarrely this was not an isolated incident. A two year old girl was also attacked at the Forest Lawn Cemetery last July. (Source)

Read about the lawsuit here.

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