California Supremes Toss Suit over Bumper Car Injury, Cite Inherent Risk

The California Supreme Court has dismissed a suit by a doctor who broke her wrist while riding in a bumper car at Great America, citing the inherent risk of such injuries. The court ruled on Monday against San Jose doctor Smriti Nalwa, who broke her wrist in a head-on collision, report the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Times. The court said the assumption of risk doctrine applies not only to sports but also to recreational activities such as bumper car rides. “A small degree of risk inevitably accompanies the thrill of speeding through curves and loops, defying…

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California Supremes Toss Suit over Bumper Car Injury, Cite Inherent Risk