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Liability or personal responsibility.
A family is suing the Pittsburgh zoo.
After their two year old son was mauled to death by African wild dogs now the toddler fell into the exhibit from a railing that his mother placed him on.
So do the parents have a case here to weigh an attorney bill from -- and -- we'll Fox News legal analyst Liz I'll start with you do they have -- -- -- have a case because they've been warned by other people who said look this is dangerous you know other employees of the zoo had said to -- a bosses.
This -- this is dangerous you can't you know every day moms or dads are putting their kids that at this exhibit and somebody's gonna fall down and exactly that's what happened.
Felt well the bottom line for this unfortunately for the parents and it's a very very and the -- question but very very terrible thing to happen are all our bottom line is this.
You cannot have a zoo without regulations in other words to have be in business and have a -- you have to be all these kinds of regulations anybody saw the movie.
-- -- -- -- -- -- And it went through all -- that there and the animals themselves have to be cared for in the.
So -- they -- they.
Keeping a lot I mean were they doing anything illegal they're -- Not that we know of -- mean there's a concept called contributory negligence which is really what's going on if in fact as you did have a problem.
Obviously the parents contributed to it by putting her over a railing -- -- railings and.
-- and -- a little bit less money in the settlement but the fact is that -- they knew or should have known.
About what was going to happen we were just looking at pictures of the little way only.
-- I think this is a tragic story but bill at the end of the day if mom puts the child on top of the railing.
Isn't it partly moms.
-- actually that's what I said this sort of two concepts here one is the issue of negligence or contributory negligence in the other.
Is the issue what we call assumption of the risk I mean if you're gonna take their child and you gonna put him on top of a railing and there's nothing between.
That they're being on top of the railing and falling into dangerous animals.
Let let me fortune you have that -- -- form of them thank you very much because even if the mother put the child of -- which she did and that was that was wrong and -- should get less money because about the safety net there -- -- child just bounced up and down on the safety net and then what I mean.
That's taking -- wasn't even properly and properly maintained -- that's going to be an issue you know in the case obviously but the bottom line is that you can't be in business and have a -- operating unless it's been inspected and the set up -- -- its outlets that attorney is saying which I find is interesting is that there was abysmal emergency respect -- what is out of my next point.
They they didn't respond they saw this happening and we just kind of.
All of us what do you do what -- -- -- it -- -- little kids felt from the railing into -- system bumped into this next the then hot to comment just horrible and they just sort of -- around they're going.
We don't know what to do that again.
Is negligent they should -- known.
He should have people to be able to respond to a tragedy like this that they could have forcing it -- well these are issues of fact as we say in other words obviously there has to be set up that has to be.
-- mechanism to deal with all these issues -- -- deal with emergencies but it's interesting because it's.
A government run facility the zoo okay that would mean essentially that they gonna have an opportunity.
To take a deposition -- hearing they -- the fifth.
No criminal charges filed.
I mean what does that tell you that this case does have its negligence rather revenue criminal.
And criminal act you can't really say to the -- you acted criminally by not if they had no legend.
You know no safety net.
Then committed a criminal act but at this point it's a -- down -- -- that it's negligence the status -- unfortunately again it's a terrible situation but the bottom line is that.
What if the zoo was really at fault that it could be sort of like a criminal negligence that the situation -- you.
-- hasn't been Diane -- I feel sorry for everybody involved.
You know winning they win this sooner or lose we're asking for some 300000 dollars that's what they want -- -- -- -- and they call them whole thing this is a good amount they'll all night away much of the -- not.
But you know it's it's.
Good or bad but you know in other words like you look at -- potential when there's a wrongful death case and the earning potential for a two year old -- in Trenton yet.
Who knows what it's good to be so I mean it's very very tell it like -- lawyers that are dealing with a.
On behalf of the family are gonna make -- and if there's one good thing -- cannot come out of this as they get the money that others visual look around effect you know -- might wanna fix that two other little kids don't die.
They're looking already I can guarantee you saw that something happens yeah.
-- this everybody well I got to.
House and they're gonna look.
Because you don't want that to happen absolutely right absolutely tragic story but good conversation interesting conversation in a word of warning for parents -- Eric.
Even if you think you're in a safe place you might not be thanks -- --
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