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Amusement Park Accidents
Claims from injuries sustained during a trip to an amusement park can range from food poisoning to a serious injury on a major attraction. The government estimates that there are 9000 emergency room visits per year from amusement park related accidents. These accidents occur at one of two following types of amusement park settings:
- Mobile Rides: those rides that move from site to site, even state to state, from events like carnivals and state fairs
- Fixed Rides: those that are a permanent attraction at an established Amusement Park (e.g., Disneyland or Six Flags)
Who is Liable?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, liability for amusement park accidents is usually correlates to the actual cause of the accident. These accidents are typically attributable to one of the following causes:
- Consumer behavior (e.g., unbuckling your seatbelt on a ride)
- Operator behavior
- Mechanical failure
- Design limitation
What are the Most Common Forms of Negligence Claims?
The following are the most common forms of negligence claims against amusement parks:
- Failure to keep the attraction ride in a safe condition through proper maintenance and inspection
- Failure to give proper instructions or warnings
- Negligent operation of the attraction ride that results in an injury
- Not warning a member of a high risk health group of the inherent dangers of the attraction ride
- Failure to keep areas outside of the attraction ride safe for the public, such as walkways and public areas
- The attraction ride is so inherently dangerous that it is not possible to maintain or run it safely even through reasonable care
Should I Contact a Personal Injury Attorney about My Amusement Park Injury?
If you have been hurt or injured during a visit to an amusement park and want to assess the viability of your claim, the advice of a personal injury attorney can be extremely helpful. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you investigate your injury and recover damages.
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Last Modified: 11-11-2011 03:51 PM PST
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