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Dangerous property condition at museum injures 2 young boys

Rhode Island parents never expect for their child to get hurt when they go on a trip to a city children's museum. Unfortunately, unexpected things happen, especially due to a dangerous property condition that occurs when authorities and officials do not properly maintain the premises of public property. For one mother in another state, that's exactly what happened and is the subject of her premises liability lawsuit.

According to reports, a mother says that her twin boys attended a summer camp at a local children's museum. Along with six other children, her two boys were waiting in line outside of the museum for their parents to arrive to pick them up. This is when the incident occurred.

A nearby tree fell and injured the boys. The other kids were also injured; however, it does not appear that they were injured as badly. All of those children were treated at the scene and were able to be released to go home that same day. Unfortunately for the woman's twins, they had to be hospitalized due to the extent of their injuries, which included fractures and a head injury.

The mother says that none of this would have ever happened if the city would have properly maintained the tree. She cites in her premises liability lawsuit that the museum officials and city representatives should have been fully aware of the dangerous property condition and taken the necessary steps to prevent the tree from falling and potentially injuring someone. On behalf of her boys, she is seeking an unspecified amount of damages for medical expenses as well as the psychology and physical injuries her sons suffered as a result of this unfortunate incident. These are similar damages that a Rhode Island individual in a comparable situation could seek in his or her own lawsuit.

Source:, "Mother of Injured Twins Files Lawsuit Against Pasadena, Museum Over Fallen Tree Near Kidspace Children's Museum", March 25, 2016

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