Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Disney lawsuit: woman claims 'dive-bombing' bird caused head injuries

In a scene reminiscent of a famous Hitchcock movie, a visitor to Walt Disney World is suing the park over injuries caused by an angry bird.

The lawsuit claims Lisa Dixon was 'dive-bombed' by a migrating bird causing a 'traumatic brain injury.'

The impact was akin to being struck by a baseball and Disney is at fault for not warning about the possible danger of migrating birds, it said.

It gave her a 'false sense of security', lawyer Thomas Schmitt said.

"If there's a company that's well-versed in safety, it should be Disney," Schmitt said.

The 'attack' took place as Dixon was waiting on a dock by the Polynesian Resort to board a boat at Seven Seas Lagoon.

The suit calls out the company's failure to 'maintain the dock in a reasonably safe condition.'

Disney said only it will 'respond to the allegations as appropriate in court.'

The suit is claiming 'unspecified damages in excess of $15,000.'


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