Theme parks admit thousands of guests every year, including groups of children on school trips and families. Guests visit the parks in hopes of having new experiences and a great time. Unfortunately, occasional accidents occur at theme parks, leaving guests injured. Most injuries obtained at theme parks occur on park rides and water slides. The most common injuries sustained as a result of a theme park accident include injuries from rough rides, falling from rides and drowning on water rides.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, some of the many contributors to theme park injuries are mechanical failure, improper operation and passenger misuse. Injuries also occur as a result of rough rides or rides that travel at great speeds. In addition to injured obtained by park rides, patrons may also suffer injuries such as slip and falls, food poisoning, drowning and violent acts due to inadequate security. Many accidents occur because a party was negligent, in which injured victims have the right to recover by filing a premises liability claim against the park owner. Those injured at theme parks may also take legal action for negligence or product liability depending on the cause of the injury. If the accident is a result of a structural defect, the injured party may have the option to pursue a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the ride.
Handling a premises liability claim against a theme park on your own is very difficult. Park owners are aware of the numerous risks associated with theme parks and have insurance companies and legal teams to defend them against personal injury liability. Therefore, it is wise to seek representation in this situation. Contact a Broward personal injury attorney at 1-833-DARFOOR for a free consultation if you have been injured at a theme park. We are experienced in dealing with large companies and their insurance companies, and want to get you the compensation you deserve.