People from all around Florida and the rest of the US flock to amusement parks to seek thrills, play games, taste fair food, and enjoy many other attractions. However, there are risks involved with all the fun. The National Safety Council Ride Safety Report 2017 reveals that around 1,200 people are injured on amusement park rides every year, leading to considerable losses for victims. Of course, these figures don’t include the number of individuals who suffer harm from other hazards that are present along the fairway and related public spaces.
When your day at the amusement park turns tragic because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, it may come as a relief to know that you have options to recover for your losses. Florida law protects your interests, whether you’re a resident of the state or visiting from elsewhere. At the Payer Law, our lawyers are prepared to pursue the responsible parties on your behalf and get the compensation you deserve. Please contact our office to schedule a free consultation with an amusement park accident attorney, and read on for some information about your rights.
Common Types of Amusement Park Accident Injuries
Most accidents at amusement parks occur because the owners, operators, or other entities in control of the organization fail in their duty to ensure safety for guests. Often, the breach of duty involves an unreasonably dangerous rollercoaster, thrill ride, water slide, or other attraction specific to amusement parks. Still, these facilities also incorporate many of the same features as other public spaces, such as stairs, railings, sidewalks, parking areas, food vendors, water features, and more.
When the responsible parties don’t properly maintain, inspect, and make repairs to hazardous conditions, they increase the potential for accidents. Common amusement park injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, and other head injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Lacerations, bruises, and abrasions;
- Neck and spinal cord trauma;
- Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries;
- Drownings in pools, water slides, and similar water-based attractions;
- Food poisoning; and,
- Many more.
How Amusement Park Accident Claims Work
These facilities are unique among properties, but they’re still subject to many of the same negligence rules as other personal injury cases. Those in control of amusement parks can be held accountable under the theory of premises liability. Our lawyers at the Payer Law will handle the details, since you need solid evidence that park operators breached the legal duty of care. In most cases, we’ll file a claim and attempt to recover compensation for you through settlement negotiations. If the responsible parties refuse to pay a fair amount, we’ll take your case to court.
Schedule a No-Cost Consultation with an Orlando Amusement Park Accident Attorney
To learn more about your legal remedies as an injured victim, please contact the Payer Law to set up a complimentary case evaluation with an experienced amusement park accidents lawyer. You can reach our Orlando, FL office at 407-307-2979 or by filling out an online form. We’re happy to explain the relevant laws after reviewing your unique circumstances.