SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A man who visited the Cadillac Ranch Restaurant in Southington in 2013 is suing the restaurant after falling from a mechanical bull and getting hurt.
According to a lawsuit filed Jan. 12, Steven Saleski suffered “painful, permanent, serious injuries” after he fell off a mechanical bull called “Old Thunder”.
Saleski went to Cadillac Ranch on July 6, 2013 and paid to ride the mechanical bull. He was thrown off the bull and hit his head, causing severe neck pain and fracturing two vertebrae.
The lawsuit claims that the bull was positioned too close to a wall and that the restaurant should have been aware of its dangerous placement. It also claims that Cadillac Ranch did not give visitors any warning about the dangers of riding the mechanical bull, did not give the machine’s operators enough training and did not take the necessary safety precautions.
Saleski says that the medical treatment he has undergone has challenged him financially. He is suing Cadillac Ranch for an unspecified amount of monetary damages.
The company that operates the restaurant, Meadow Muffins LLC, is asking for more time to respond to the lawsuit. The motion states they are asking for a plea deadline of April 3.
So far, Cadillac Ranch has not commented on the lawsuit.