In Florida and the rest of the United States, there are parades and celebrations throughout the year an especially in the months of November and December 2014. Most parades are wonderful events to participate in and watch; however, at times, these same parades can be the cite of just horrible accidents and incidents leading to serious personal injuires and, in some instances, the tragic death of a child. As unusual as it may seem, there have been a number of reports of these incidents throughout the years. Some result due to a lack of safety precautions and some are just “freak” or “unforeseeable” events. While incidents or accidents that take place during a parade or near a parade are not as common as automobile accidents, the same elements are required to pursue a claim or case for accident related injuries on behalf of the injured child as follows:
1. Duty. This refers to to the duty to act in a reasonably safe manner. For parade events, this includes insuring that equipment, vehicles, and floats are well maintained and in good working order. This also includes the duty to operate the equipment, vehicles, and floats in a reasonably safe manner.
2. Breach of Duty. This refers to the breach of the aforementioned duties. This can include the negligent actions or the negligent inactions of the allegedly at fault party, person, or entity.