Our Venice Accident Attorney Is Here For You After An Amusement Park Accident
Although we expect all theme park rides to be safe, the reality is that
more than one thousand ride-related injuries occur across the state of
Florida every year, according to the National Safety Council Research
and Statistical Services Group. Failure to maintain or operate rides properly
results in manyserious injuries and fatal accidents annually. Injuries
to children due to theme park negligence also happen at an alarming rate.
Florida is home to many exciting amusement parks, such as Disney World,
SeaWorld Orlando and Legoland Florida. Visitors from all over the country
visit our state’s theme parks, and these visitors should not have
to deal with serious injuries while on vacation.
What Causes Amusement Park Injuries?
Many factors can contribute to amusement park injuries. However, serious
ride-related injuries are often the result of one or more of the following factors:
Ride Mechanical Failure – Rides can cause devastating injuries when mechanical failures occur. Safety
harnesses or other gear detaching during a ride in addition to structural
components breaking may be the result of improper maintenance, repairs
Improper Ride Operation – Park employees sometimes fail to attach safety equipment correctly or do
not operate the rides correctly. Some past instances of park employees
failing to secure lap bar restraints have resulted in fatal injuries.
Ride Design – Sometimes rides are simply unsafe by design. Rides with defect designs
can cause back and neck injuries, such as whiplash, as well as loss of
consciousness, subdural hematoma, headaches and other damages often associated
with traumatic brain injuries.
Can I File a Claim Against a Theme Park?
Cases against amusement park owners and ride manufacturers often involve
proving negligence or making a product liability claim that the ride is
defective. Negligence indicates that the theme park did not exercise a
certain degree of care, and that this lack of care resulted in serious
injuries to you or a loved one. Theme parks are also responsible for the
actions of their employees. This means that if employees do not maintain,
repair or operate rides properly, the park may be held liable if a visitor
is injured because of any of these actions.
With a product liability case, the victim’s attorney must make the
case that a ride was designed defectively, manufactured defectively or
that guests were not provided with adequate instructions or warnings about
possible dangers. A skilled injury lawyer can assist in determining the
cause of a theme park injury and help victims and their families decide
on the best legal options they have to pursue compensation.
Talk to a Florida Injury Attorney After a Theme Park Accident
If you were hurt at a theme park, you need an attorney who can be aggressive
and diligent about pursuing those responsible, but also caring and communicate
with you about your needs. Venice injury lawyer Maria Gerber has extensive
legal experience and is devoted to providing the personal attention each
injury victim that she represents deserves. If you were involved in a
theme park accident or suffered another type of injury in Florida, we
want to hear your story. Call our Venice accident attorney today for a
free consultation about your case.