Couple files personal injury lawsuit against Cave Creek Unified School District

A couple filed a lawsuit on behalf their daughter, who reportedly broke both her tibia and fibula as a result of an accident. A couple in Arizona recently filed a lawsuit against a school district and a private company the couple claims was complicit in an injury their daughter sustained in October of 2010, according to a published report.

Richard and Jennifer Dobbs formally filed in August a lawsuit against Cave Creek Unified School District and The Inflatable Team, Inc. The couple filed the lawsuit on behalf of their daughter, Kayla, who was reportedly injured while using an inflatable slide the school district had rented from The Inflatable Team.

The injury is reported to have taken place during the Fall Festival at Black Mountain Elementary School. According to the Dobbs' complaint, their daughter was injured while sliding down the inflatable slide. The play device, which is inflated by an electric-powered tool, was billed as a two-person slide. A divider, according to the complaint, separated its slide.

The Dobbs' claim that The Inflatable Team failed to post proper warnings regarding potential dangers resulting from its use, as well as instructions or directions on how to properly use the inflatable slide. What's more, the lawsuit alleges that organizers failed to properly monitor the slide's use, as no person was located anywhere nearby to supervise the children using it.

Kayla is reported to have been playing with a peer, who challenged her to a race. The Dobbs assert she and the boy jumped from the slide, and Kayla subsequently landed at the base of the inflatable slide. As a result of the fall, the lawsuit states, she fractured both her tibia and fibula.

The Dobbs' complaint against the district is not the first of its kind this year, according to the news provider. On March 8, Deborah and Frank Dominick filed a complaint against the school district, claiming that Frank sustained an injury on March 9, 2010, after a he was struck by a baseball at a batting cage at Cactus Shadows High School.

The lawsuit contends Frank was seriously injured when a baseball struck him in the face. The complaint was filed in the amount of $276,976 for injuries.

When using the inflatable slide, Kayla is thought to have acted as "reasonably and prudent" as a 10-year-old child would, according to Sonoran News. However, in their lawsuit the Dobbs accuse the Cave Creek Unified School District and The Inflatable Team of breaching their duty by permitting Kayla to participate in an "unreasonable and foreseeably dangerous activity."

According to the news provider, the Dobbs' are seeking damages to compensate them for the costs associated with the medical services and treatments Kayla is reported to have received as a result of the fall.