Summertime is upon us, and visits to theme parks are at the top of many
of our lists of fun outings. There is a lot that goes into making sure
that amusement park attractions are safe for the public, and accidents
are extremely rare. It is still important, however, to be aware that they
Recent news shows us just what kinds of accidents can unexpectedly occur.
Just this month in Wisconsin, a bungee cord snapped on a ride at Mt. Olympus
theme park just seconds before a family was to be catapulted in the air,
leaving a four-inch hole in the concrete. In June, two cars on a roller
coaster at a park in England collided, leaving riders severely injured
and in need of limb amputations. June also saw another accident at a water
park in Taipei, where colored powders for a special event ignited and
caused an explosion that killed nine people and left 300 more seriously injured.
The circumstances surrounding an amusement park accident don’t have
to be this sensational, either. An individual may slip and fall in an
area with standing water, for example, or trip over an area where the
pavement is uneven.
The point of this information isn’t to deter you from spending time
at amusement parks; as with anything in life, there is no way of completely
escaping the risk that something might happen, no matter how careful you
are. What you should know is that if you have suffered an injury in this
type of accident, you don’t have to deal with it alone.
Helping Personal Injury Clients for More Than 20 Years
You should never have to suffer for an accident that never should have
happened in the first place. Your injury doesn’t have to be as catastrophic
as the examples listed above for you to be eligible for compensatory damages
under premises liability law. If you were hurt on amusement park property,
the owner, maintenance company, or other entities may be held responsible
for providing you with financial settlements to cover the cost of any
care you may need related to your injury. An experienced personal injury
lawyer from Knowles Law Firm, PLC can help you explore your legal options
and bring you the justice you deserve.
We offer free case evaluations, so call our firm today.