Woman Files Lawsuit After Breaking Ankle On Downtown LA Skyscraper Slide


BE WITH DONALD TRUMP AS PRESIDENT. RESPONSE TRUMP QUESTIONED GINSBURG’S MENTAL FITNESS. PAUL: LA’S NEWEST ATTRACTION IS FACING A LAWSUIT. CHRISTINE LAZAR JOINS US WITH DETAILS ON WHAT HAPPENED IN CHRISTINE YOU SPOKE TO A WOMAN WHO IS SUING. REPORTER: THE WOMAN WHO FILED THIS LAWSUIT WAS HERE IN LOS ANGELES ON VACATION TO SHE DESCRIBES HERSELF AS A THRILLSEEKER BUT SHE SAID THE SLIDE IS NOT SAFE FOR RIDERS. TAKING A THRILLING RIDE DOWN THE GLASS SLIDE AT THE TOP OF THE 72 STORY U.S. BANK TOWER WAS THE FIRST THING ON GAIL’S TO-DO LIST WAS WHEN SHE ARRIVED IN L.A. WITH HER HUSBAND OVER THE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND. BUT HOW THE RIDE ENDED IS AND HOW SHE ENVISIONED. SHE WAS RECORDING ON HER CELL PHONE AS SHE WENT DOWN THE SLIDE. THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW I TUMBLED ONTO MY HEAD. WE WENT HEAD OVER HEELS AND I’VE BUMPED MY HEAD. ITS THIS REPORT ON THE VIDEO YOU CAN HEAR HER LAUGHING BUT THEN YOU HEAR HER SAY. I TRIED TO GET UP AND I REALIZED I CAN’T STAND MY FOOT. REPORTER: SHE SAID HE BROKE HER ANKLE AND WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE DOCTORS HERE RECOMMENDED SURGERY. BACK IN NEW YORK AWAITING A SECOND OPINION SHE HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE OPERATORS OF THE SLIDE. IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING FOR ME. I AM AN ATHLETIC PERSON AND. [INAUDIBLE] HER ATTORNEY BARRY NOVAK SAID THE SLIDE DESIGN IS FAULTY AND WRITERS COME DOWN TOO FAST AS THEY DISMOUNT THE SLIDE AND THERE’S A GAP BETWEEN THE END OF THE SLIDE AND CUSHION PLACED ON THE GROUND. THAT’S WHERE SHE SAID SHE GOT HER FOOT STUCK. ONE OF THE PURPOSES OF THE LAWSUIT IS TO TRY AND GET THEM TO CHANGE AND DO SOMETHING. THE REASON I SAY THIS IS MY CLIENT WAS TOLD AT THE SCENE THAT SHE IS NOT THE FIRST ONE THAT HAD AN ANKLE PROBLEM. REPORTER: NOVAK SAID THE WOMAN IN THIS VIDEO SHOWS ARE COMING OFF THE SLIDE IN FALLING ON HER HEAD. NOVAK SAID RIDERS DON’T SIGN A WAIVER OF LIABILITY BUT THERE’S FINE PRINT AT THE BOTTOM OF THEIR TICKET. TO HAVE THE PUBLIC BUY A TICKET, THEN GET THIS PAPER AND IT’S ITS A NON-REFUNDABLE TICKET AND SAY ON THE PAPER YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS IS UNCONSCIONABLE. REPORTER: THERE IS NO DOLLAR AMOUNT MENTIONED IN THE LAWSUIT FOR DAMAGES. SHE SAID SHE HAS NOT HEARD FROM THE OPERATOR OF THE SLIDE AND THEY DID NOT OFFER TO PAY HER MEDICAL BILLS. WE DID REACH OUT TO THE OPERATOR OF THE SLIDE WHILE THEY

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