Theme Park Accident Lawyer
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What are the causes of theme park accidents?
Common causes include:
- Mechanical failure of equipment
- Operator error
- Improper behavior by park attendees
- Ride design defects
How common are theme park accidents?
Theme park accidents are very common and have been increasing in recent years. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that emergency room visits resulting from theme park accidents have increased by 87% over the last 5 years. Approximately 9,000 injuries occur each year from amusement park accidents. Very few of these are fatal.
What are common theme park accident injuries?
The most common injuries from a theme park accident are:
- Broken noses
- Broken ribs
- Broken limbs
- Brain hemorrhages
What are my rights if I am injured in a theme park accident?
If you are injured in a theme park accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the park owner to collect compensation for your damages. There are many factors that go into determining the amount that you can recover, including the seriousness of the injury, the degree of negligence on the part of the park owner, the extent to which you contributed to causing the injury, and state laws governing theme park accident lawsuits.
The four areas of personal injury law that cover theme park accidents are:
What is the "Roller Coaster Loophole"?
The "Roller Coaster Loophole" refers to an amendment to the law governing the safety of amusement park rides. In 1981, the Consumer Product Safety Act was amended to prevent federal safety experts from investigating roller coaster accidents. A roller coaster is considered a fixed-site amusement ride, which are not subject to federal oversight. Instead, states are responsible for the inspection and regulation of fixed-site rides. While some states call for very strict guidelines for inspecting these rides, others do not. The result is that safety standards and regulations for many roller coasters are much more lenient than for many other rides.
Please contact us today to find an experienced theme park accident lawyer in your area.