Trusted Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Lawyers Fighting for the Rights of Those Injured in Theme Park Accidents
Demanding justice for clients who have been hurt in amusement park accidents
You pack all the kids into the mini-van and take a road trip to your favorite amusement park. You expect there to be a lot of fun, maybe some sunburn and exhaustion, but you never expect to be taking a ride in an ambulance because you or your child was injured on an amusement park ride. The thrill of the speed, the idea of cheating fate and narrowly avoiding disaster is what heightens the exhilaration of riding amusement park rides. While millions of visitors ride everything from speeding rollercoasters that loop the loop to little teacups that twirl in a circle without incident, every year there are thousands of amusement park injuries in the United States.
The Fort Lauderdale premises liability lawyers at Yeboah Law Group are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients to recover compensation when they have suffered serious injury in a theme park accident. We help families after a loved one has been injured in a Florida theme park, such as:
- Disney World
- Universal Studios
- Jungle Island
- Blue Lagoon
How many accidents occur in theme parks each year?
The National Safety Council’s annual tally of amusement ride-related injuries in the U.S. reports that in 2015, there were 1,502 injuries, which is up from the 1,150 injuries the previous year.
A story on CNN.com describes amusement parks as statistically safe. It finds the odds of being struck by lightning as better than a person suffering a serious injury at an amusement park. With 335 million guests visiting 405 amusement parks each year, including water parks, zoos, aquariums and science centers, approximately 2.5 people die each year in amusement park accidents.
Causes of theme park accidents and injuries
Visitors to theme parks can injure themselves in many ways as they walk throughout the park and ride the rides. Theme park owners and managers owe a duty of care to park visitors to provide a safe environment in which they can have fun, and to post appropriate warnings in areas where impossible to remove hazards could pose a threat to visitor safety. Here are some examples of a few of the factors that can lead to amusement park injuries:
- Mechanical failure of the ride caused by negligent maintenance
- Failure to perform routine safety checks of rides
- Defective theme park rides
- Slip and fall accidents within the park
- Robberies and assaults in an amusement park
Theme park injuries can include a range of injuries from broken bones and lacerations to back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Other types of injuries might include drowning and limb loss.
Oversight of Florida amusement parks
In Florida, The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission has the responsibility to investigate injuries that occur at carnivals and fairs. Major theme parks such as Disney and Universal are not subject to state inspections.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a Florida theme park ride, the trusted premises liability attorneys at Yeboah Law Group are ready to investigate the incident and hold the responsible parties liable for your injuries and any associated losses.
Schedule a consultation with an experienced Fort Lauderdale premises liability attorney today
At Yeboah Law Group, we work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to hold responsible parties accountable for their injuries. You focus on healing while we focus on obtaining justice in the form of fair compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation, please call 1-800-TELL-SAM or fill out our contact form. We work for clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida.
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