As I practicing Central Florida personal injury lawyer, I can say without a doubt that this incident will end with Disney paying millions of dollars to the victim’s family. The average lay person, however, may legitimately wonder — why?
From a point-of-view grounded in common sense, it easy to question why Disney may be liable for an alligator attack on its property. After all, everyone should know that there are millions of alligators in Florida, and that these reptiles are dangerous, apex predators. Floridians, especially, will be quick to tell you that, where there’s freshwater, there’s just as likely to be an alligator present. Many people will be quick to question, “why didn’t the child’s parents know alligators could be a present threat?” There is such an applicable legal doctrine in personal injury law, called the assumption of risk.