Can You Sue an Amusement Park for Injuries?

Can You Sue an Amusement Park for Injuries?
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You can sue an amusement park for injuries you suffer on the premises. A personal injury attorney from our firm will work to prove that an amusement park’s negligence caused you harm. If (or when) we prove this, the amusement park may cover your medical costs, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages.

We represent those who suffer injuries or lose loved ones due to dangerous amusement parks.

Types of Amusement Park Negligence You Can Sue For

Because our main offices are in Orlando, our attorneys are familiar with amusement park negligence. Amusement parks, including Disney, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld, put visitors and employees at risk when they:

Expose the Public to Dangerous Attractions

Every amusement park must ensure its attractions are safe. Such attractions include:

  • Roller-coasters
  • Water rides
  • Indoor attractions
  • Carousels
  • Ferris wheels
  • Bumper cars
  • Competitive games
  • Leisure rides

An amusement park is responsible for attractions that lack proper restraints, have exposed electrical hazards, or are unsafe in any other way.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes that it must inspect attractions at smaller amusement centers, like fairs. However, larger amusement parks with more than 1,000 employees must inspect their rides and attractions.

Hire Unqualified Employees

Amusement park employees have immense responsibility. Parks must make a good-faith effort to employ those who:

  • Have all the necessary certifications
  • Have no history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Show respect for best safety practices
  • Meet all necessary qualifications

Employees must understand potential threats to visitors’ safety and know how to respond to those threats. Attraction operators must be technically knowledgeable, always alert, and able to respond to safety hazards.

Hiring unqualified employees can have catastrophic consequences, and liability for those consequences may fall with amusement park ownership.

Fail to Remove Slipping and Tripping Hazards

Slip and fall accidents are a common source of amusement park lawsuits. An amusement park may be negligent if it:

  • Fails to utilize cameras, human employees, and visitor reporting systems to detect fall hazards
  • Does not respond immediately to slipping and tripping hazards
  • Does not keep all necessary equipment to remove slipping and tripping hazards
  • Does not clearly mark areas that pose a high risk of slip and fall accidents (like areas saturated from water rides)

Our team will review your case to determine if an amusement park contributed to your slip and fall or trip and fall accident.

Fail to Properly Train Employees

Amusement park leadership must train qualified employees. Training may entail:

  • How to respond to park safety hazards
  • How to administer emergency care to guests
  • How to deal with dangerous guests endangering other visitors
  • How to operate rides safely

This is just a small sample of the many training points an amusement park must cover with its employees. If improper or inadequate training contributed to your injury, we will work to hold the park liable.

Fail to Warn Visitors of Attraction-Related Risks

Parks must give visitors notice of known danger. Such notice may tell visitors that:

  • A ride is unsafe for those with heart problems or other health ailments
  • They must not take certain actions with their hands or feet (like extending one’s arms outside of a roller-coaster car)
  • A ride may cause jostling, bouncing, or other movements that could have adverse health consequences

As the American Bar Association (ABA) explains, those with a duty of care must act reasonably. Amusement parks owe a duty of care to their visitors. This means park leadership must anticipate what could go wrong and reasonably warn visitors and employees.

To consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer today, call 855-780-9986

How to Hold Amusement Parks Financially Responsible for Negligence

You may hold an amusement park responsible for:

  • Your injury
  • Disabling injuries to a loved one who can’t seek compensation for themselves
  • A loved one’s wrongful death

Our firm’s amusement park injury or wrongful death attorney can help you. We will seek the compensation you deserve by:

Documenting the Amusement Park’s Negligence

Our legal team will identify any negligence by the amusement park. We may prove this negligence with:

  • Video footage of an incident that harmed you
  • Photographs of dangerous conditions at the park
  • Testimony from park employees, witnesses, experts, or anyone else who witnessed negligence
  • Reconstructions of the harmful event
  • Your account of events

We will document the true story of how you suffered harm. The truth may be enough to get the compensation you deserve.

Documenting Your Damages

We will document all damages resulting from the amusement park’s negligence. This documentation may include:

  • Incident reports from the park
  • Your medical bills
  • Medical records
  • Proof of lost income
  • Expert testimony about your pain and suffering

If any other documentation helps our case, we’ll secure it.

Negotiating a Settlement

Our attorneys will go toe-to-toe with liable parties. We have secured many substantial settlements for clients harmed by amusement park negligence. We’ll look to secure compensation for you, too.

Completing a Trial (If Necessary)

If we need to take your case to trial, we will.

Recoverable Damages in a Lawsuit Against an Amusement Park

Our legal team will seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning power
  • Other damages resulting from an amusement park’s negligence

You shouldn’t have to pay for an amusement park’s failures. We’ll work to make sure that you don’t.

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Call Bogin, Munns & Munns Today for a Free Consultation About Your Amusement Park Accident

The attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns serve clients in Orlando and throughout Florida. With our main office in Orlando, we understand amusement parks’ duty to visitors. We’ll hold accountable any amusement park that’s let you down.

Don’t wait to call our firm, as Florida Statutes § 95.11 generally limits the time we have to file a lawsuit against an amusement park. Call us today for your free consultation, and we’ll start your case as soon as possible.

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