Amusement Park Injuries On The Rise

The consumer product safety commission reports that emergency-room injuries from amusement park rides rose almost 87% over the last five years.  While some cases involve serious trauma and wrongful death from attractions, many also involve lacerations, broken bones, or fractures caused by slip-and-fall accidents.

If you or a family member suffered an injury at an amusement park, water park, or on a carnival ride, you may be able to collect compensation for related expenses and punitive damages.

Here are some questions that a lawyer will explore when considering such a case:

  • Negligence:  Did the park or operation display a lack of reasonable care that contributed to or caused an injury?  If the accident occurred on a ride, did the rider take an assumed risk?
  • Product Liability:  Was an attraction inherently dangerous, meaning that maintenance and inspection still would not ensure safety?  It is expensive and difficult to prove that a manufacturer could have used a safer design for a ride.  A court will also consider assumed risk
  • Premises Liability:  Did the owner take reasonable care of the construction, management, and maintenance of the facility and grounds?
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