Acrobats Injured in Rhode Island Plan Law Suits

Date: May 4, 2014
Location: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Name: Julissa Segrera, Viktoriya Medeiros, Dayana Costa, five others

Eight women who were injured in a circus acrobat act in Rhode Island in May have planned to file law suits against those responsible for the accident.

Four of the women who have sustained multiple injuries spoke about their lives after the accident and said that they want to go to the root cause. They want to ensure that such an accident does not occur again.

The women, including Julissa Segrera, Viktoriya Medeiros, and Dayana Costa were part of a human chandelier when a carabiner clip snapped according to investigators. Lawyers have yet to confirm who will be sued by the acrobats but did not rule out filing cases against the venue or the carabiner maker.

We extend our sympathies to the injured acrobats and hope they recover quickly and completely.

In Oregon, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are all responsible for the safety of their products. If you or a loved one has experienced an accident similar to Segrera’s, contact an Oregon product liability attorney to protect your rights.

You can seek compensation for injuries from:

  • Design defects: when the poor or flawed design of a product makes it dangerous
  • Manufacturing defects: when a problem is introduced during manufacturing that makes a product dangerous
  • Marketing defects: when the warning labels or instructions are not sufficient or appropriate to protect consumers from injury

By pursuing damages from companies that allow unsafe products to be created, distributed, and sold in Oregon, you may be helping others who have had similar experiences. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 30 million people are injured every year in the United States due to defective products.

Do not wait to get help: contact a Portland product liability attorney for a free consultation as soon as possible. In product liability cases, it can be imperative to get pictures and start investigating what happened as soon as possible, because product liability cases have their own special (and very difficult) statutes of limitations (ORS 30.905), which can be much shorter than the more common statutes.


About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

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