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 can happen.
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.
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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 Phoenix 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.