The Chicago Tribune is reporting that an Illinois man hired to work at Medieval Times as a king has filed an Illinois personal injury lawsuit against the companies that operate the entertainment venue after he was thrown from a horse. Last year, the Illinois personal injury plaintiff was hired last year to play a king at Medieval Times and had to ride a horse and speak at the dinner and tournament show. The Cook County injury lawsuit was filed last week in Cook County Circuit Court.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Medieval Times entertainment show in Schaumburg, Illinois, actors hired as knights, kings, princesses, and others perform during the show in simulated combat, jousting, horsemanship, and falconry. At the time, paying guests dine on a four course meal.
The Cook County plaintiff alleges in his personal injury lawsuit that he had no experience riding horses prior to working at Medieval Times. He contends that he was being trained by a fellow cast member who was not present on the date of the fall. When the plaintiff was sitting on the horse, the horse came to a stop and then reared. The injury plaintiff fell backwards onto the ground and the horse landed on top of him. His Cook County attorneys are suing Medieval Knights LLC and Medieval Times U.S.A. Inc. for negligence and failing to control the horse. The plaintiff seeks more than $50,000 for his personal injuries. Accordingly, the Cook County injury lawsuit was filed in the Law Division at the Cook County Circuit Courthouse in Chicago, Illinois.
Click the link to read more about the Cook County personal injury lawsuit.