Amusement Park Injuries Lawyer
Over 330 million people pass through the gates of amusement parks in the United States each year. The sheer number of visitors alone would necessitate strict safety standards, yet not all states have safety regulations in place to help protect patrons.
Those who own, operate or manufacture the rides that we all enjoy at amusement parks still owe a responsibility to visitors regardless of state regulations. The team at the Harman Law Firm is committed to safeguarding the wider community, which is why we offer passionate representation to anyone who has been injured in an amusement park accident.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of the owner, operator or manufacturer of an amusement park attraction, we will represent you with compassion and understanding. No parent, spouse or child should be left grieving as the result of these completely avoidable accidents.
Amusement Park Injuries
The head and neck areas are usually most at risk of injury when riding attractions at amusement parks. Whiplash can occur due to the violent nature in which the head is snapped back and forward, or from side to side on many rides. However, this type of injury should not be treated as a natural consequence of enjoying rides such as a rollercoaster. It is important to seek advice from an injury lawyer if you or a loved one has suffered whiplash while visiting an amusement park.
Slips, trips and falls may occur when areas of an amusement park are not kept clean or there is insufficient lighting. Failure to identify and remove hazards can also result in an accident. Injuries from this type of accident may include lacerations, torn ligaments or broken bones. Unfortunately, serious back and head injuries can result from amusement park negligence. Paralysis and TBIs are life-changing injuries which may lead to further long-term complications or death.
A student’s education may suffer from time taken off for treatment, whereas adults are subject to loss of earnings. If you have incurred medical expenses due to amusement park injuries, the Harman Law Firm can offer a free consultation where you can discuss pursuing fair compensation. We do not believe that you should have to suffer because of the negligence of others.
Common Causes of Amusement Park Accidents
There are a number of potential causes of amusement park accidents, most of which are avoidable. The following list is not exhaustive, so discussing the specifics of your accident with an amusement park injury lawyer is recommended in all cases.
Mechanical issues may occur when the components that support rides or help rides function fail. These accidents include cables that snap, inoperative brakes, or restraints or attractions that fail to move in a way that is expected.
Due to the force and friction involved in the operation of many amusement park attractions, corrosion is a common type of structural failure. This may include structures that collapse or give way regardless of whether a ride is in motion or a static position.
Operators are responsible for keeping amusement park visitors safe while in line and throughout the duration of a ride. If adequate measures are not taken to control entry to a ride, monitor a ride, or deploy necessary safety features, it can result in patron injuries.
Collisions between rides and other structures may result in serious injuries. Even if collisions are an intended feature of a ride, you may still wish to pursue a lawsuit for compensation if you have suffered injuries.