Amusement Park Accidents
Amusement parks are all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
Florida Theme Park Accident Lawyers
Florida is often known as the the king of amusement parks because it is a state that offers so many different styles and types of parks.
Whether it is an amusement park, water park, state fair, theme park, county fair or carnival, everyone loves the thrill and excitement of parks. Live music, delicious food, exotic animals and adrenaline-pumping roller coasters make amusement parks some of the most fun and anticipated places to spend a vacation or holiday with the people that we love.
Unfortunately, when the fun of amusement parks is coupled with reckless behavior, they can become extremely dangerous, contributing to serious injuries and even wrongful death. If you or your loved ones are harmed at an amusement park, you are rightfully owed compensation.
Experienced personal injury attorneys at Warner, Sechrest & Butts can assist you with filing successful lawsuits against amusement parks and help you to receive compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and general pain and suffering.
While amusement park accidents can occur because of many contributing factors,
they are mainly the result of negligence.
Faulty Equipment / Rides
It may come to no surprise that one of the most common ways that people are injured at amusement parks is through faulty equipment and rides. Consider the fast speeds that roller coasters travel in and the abrupt turns, reverses and jumps that they often make. They are often positioned at great heights and even travel through dark tunnels and underwater. Props, such as fire and 3D-generated cartoons often carry thousands of electronic watts that can be damaging if not applied correctly. Further, roller coasters often carry 50 or more people at a given time. With such heavy weight, it is crucial these machines function properly. They should be checked regularly to ensure that there are no faulty parts and that each mechanism functions the way that it is designed to function. Faulty equipment and rides have led to countless deaths within the state of Florida.
Negligent Park Workers
Park employees play a significant role at amusement parks. They often regulate the amount of people that are allowed onto roller coasters, control roller coaster knobs, buttons and latches, and answer questions. They are expected to be skilled and have the appropriate level of training and expertise. They should also be knowledgeable in their field and honest to customers. A negligent park worker can cause serious harm to large groups of people. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you may be able to sue the amusement park company and the inadequate employee.
Slip & Fall
Whenever there is a wet area on the ground, especially if that area is being cleaned, amusement parks have the responsibility to place visible warner signs so that people are aware and can properly maneuver around wet spots. This way, slips and falls can be avoided.
Because of the mass amount of crowds that amusement parks often lure, it is crucial that proper security is installed to prevent unnecessary harm. In most cases, large bags and purses are checked for dangerous objects and people must show forms of identification. If officials of an amusement park are aware of a nearby crime or criminal on the premise, they are required to take necessary measures (i.e. informing the public, closing down the park, etc.) to protect the public. As darkness falls and the colorful lights of the park switch on, crime can become a serious concern. Negligent security can easily provide the opportunities for assault and theft.
Broken Sidewalks / Stairs / Railings
Broken sidewalks, stairs and railings often result in avoidable falls, serious spinal and brain injury, and even deaths. Amusement parks have a responsibility to ensure that their facilities are properly constructed and repaired. A negligent park owner or manager can result in a number of injuries that can fall under premises liability.
As a Florida resident, tourist, or visitor, you deserve nothing less than safe and well-maintained amusement park.
Amusement Park Accident Attorneys
Amusement parks are meant to provoke positive adrenaline that is associated with excitement and thrill. Your heart should never race because of incredible fear and pain. Amusement park accidents are serious and can cause you and your family major harm, suffering, money, and even death.
Experienced personal injury attorneys at Warner, Sechrest & Butts can help you file a successful claim and receive compensation for an amusement park’s negligent and reckless behavior and performance.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation.